The Pines to make Grassroots debut
NISSWA - The Pines, featuring Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, will make their Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Nisswa Community Center.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 11 and younger.
The Pines combine roots, blues and rock. The son of Greg Brown's producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, Benson was reared on folk and blues music. Huckfelt also has a love for traditional music.
The Pines' 2007 debut release with Red House Records was "Sparrows in the Bell."
For more information, call 829-4092 or visit www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Great River Strings to play Bach works
Darlene Westgor will headline the comedy show in Staples.
The Great River Strings concert, "Bach to the Future," will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and a maximum $15 for families.
The concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach and works influenced by Bach. Bach selections will include the "Brandenburg Concertos"; the "Bach Double," featuring violins; and "Come Sweet Death," arranged by Great River Strings conductor Rich Aulie and based on the Milford Mine disaster.
Two painters - Josilito Burgos of Aitkin and Jillian Ranweiler of St. Paul - will portray Bach's music on canvas during the concert. The beginning orchestra, the Ripple River Strings, will open.
For more information, call Lynn Foote at (218) 678-3034.
Brainerd student in Concordia musical
MOORHEAD - Steve Johnson, the son of Charles and Susan Johnson of Brainerd, will perform in Concordia College's musical production of "Cabaret" Nov. 13-23. Johnson is a sophomore at Concordia.
'Picturing America' on display at library
"Picturing America" - 40 works spanning centuries by American painters, sculptors, photographers and architects - will open with a reception from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
These large reproductions of great American art are designed to enhance the study of American history, social studies, language arts and civics. Art includes Gilbert Stuart's 1796 portrait of George Washington; Alexander Gardner's 1865 photograph of a war-weary Abraham Lincoln just months before his assassination; and pottery and baskets created by Native Americans 1,000 years ago.
For more information, call 829-5574 or visit www.picturingamerica.neh.gov.
Four comedians to perform Friday
STAPLES - The third annual "Women Out All Night" comedy show will be at 8 p.m. Friday at T Maxwell's, 1300 Second Ave. N.E., in Staples.
Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets or make dinner reservations, call (218) 894-4000.
The comedians will be Darlene Westgor, winner of Nick at Nite's Funniest Mom in America contest; Rox Tarrant, Susie Saccoman and Brenda Eisagher.
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