LOS ANGELES - Brainerd native and Broadway singer Linda Eder has released her first country album, "The Other Side of Me," on Verve Records.
The 12 tracks are a mix of originals and songs by professional songwriters.
"This is really me getting back to my natural musical self, the person I was before I went the Broadway route," Eder said in press materials for the album. "This is the kind of music that moved me as a kid, when I first started playing my guitar and learning how to write songs, so it's a natural direction for me."
Linda Eder has released her first country album, "The Other Side of Me."
Eder, now living in New York, graduated from Brainerd High School in 1979. Her most recent local concert was in 2005.
Real Men Sing concert set Oct. 11
STAPLES - The sixth annual Real Men Sing Festival Chorus concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Staples-Motley High School gymnasium in Staples.
Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. They are available through the Centennial Auditorium box office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877. On the day of the event, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Guest conductor Russell Svenningsen of Southwest Minnesota State University and the guest voice clinician Christopher Aspaas of St. Olaf College will direct about 300 singers from regional high schools. Also performing will be the Staples-Motley High School Men's Chorus, the Bemidji State University Men's Chorus and the Staples Area Men's Chorus.
HSO opens director search
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for its director position for the 2009-10 season. Deadline to apply is Jan. 2.
For information on application requirements, call (800) 826-1997, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.heartlandsymphony.org.
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