WE Fest and Spirit Fest promoters said this week that both outdoor music events at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes were a big success.
More than 40,000 people attended the Spirit Fest 2000 event in late July and another 130,000 country music fans attended WE Fest on Aug. 3-5, according to a news release from promoters.
"We are proud to announce that these were two of the most successful concerts ever and we can hardly wait for next year's shows," the release said.
Spirit Fest features Christian music performers, while WE Fest has grown into one of country music's most popular outdoor summer shows.
Nancy Moshier of Garrison, who authored the cookbook "Eat Yourself Thin Like I Did," will be at a book signing every afternoon Saturday through Monday at Cub Foods in Baxter.
The store is now selling the book as well. The cookbook is a companion for the Atkin's Diet.
The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association has announced plans to form a chapter for recreational and competitive dancers in the St. Cloud area in the months ahead.
The "basic purpose of each chapter (there are many all over the country) is to create opportunities for affordable ballroom dancing," an organizational release said.
Each chapter sponsors monthly dances for members and the public and offers dance lessons as well. If interested in participating, call 800-447-9047.
Twin Cities company Red House Records has released the latest recordings by Greg Brown and Chuck Brodsky, folk musicians with a national audience.
Brown, whose CD "Covenant" hit the stores this week, is scheduled for an "All Things Considered" appearance on National Public Radio in early September, according to a Red House news release.
Brodsky's "Last of the Old Time" also hit the stores this week.
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