A photography exhibit featuring work of the Focal Point Photo Club is on display at the Brainerd Public Library now through January.
The exhibit showcases the individual styles of 25 photographers and includes 65 pieces.
Focal Point, a club for photo enthusiasts, began meeting in June 2003. They meet once a month to discuss and share their photography. Meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Crossing Arts Center, 918 Pine St., Brainerd.
Since its inception, Focal Point has conducted educational field trips, assisted with Picturing Workshops and taught a "Kids with Cameras" community education class.
Photographers interested in joining Focal Point can contact Janice Bradshaw at 963-2976.
Suchy to perform Grassroots Concert
NISSWA -- North Dakota folk singer-farmer-storyteller Chuck Suchy will perform a Grassroots Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nisswa Community Center.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Suchy was born and raised in the hills along the Missouri River south of Mandan, N.D. Throughout his youth, he found time to perform in the area's halls, clubs and lounges, singing and playing guitar and accordion.
In 1982, an acquaintance gave him a tape of Canadian troubadour Stan Rogers singing his classic "Field Behind The Plow."
"It was at that moment that I realized that the life I was immersed in was worthy of song," Suchy said.
He began writing his sensitive and honest portrayals of contemporary American farm life from an insider's point of view. In the decade since, Suchy has continued to write, sing and record songs evoking the plains lifestyle. His themes have expanded to include relationships, spirituality, motorcycles and even sailing.
For information, call 963-2976 or (218) 746-3930 or consult www.grassrootsconcerts.com.
'Falling for Music' concert set at CLC
The Central Lakes College choirs will present "Falling for Music" 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus.
Admission is free.
Director Michelle Sakry-Winkelman leads the choirs, accompanied by Sarah Gorham-Cohoes. The combined choirs open with "Come Let Us Sing" by Natalie Sleeth.
The Cantare Women's Ensemble will perform "Riversong (A Celtic Celebration)" by Roger Emerson, with soloist Carol Johnson on flute. The ensemble's second number will be "Pie Jesu" from "Requiem" by Andrew Lloyd Weber and arranged by John Leavitt. Following that will be "Abschiedslied der Zugvogel" (Farewell Song of the Birds) by Felix Mendelssohn with English text from Sylvia Schmidt. The ensemble then will perform "Matchmaker" from "Fiddler on the Roof" by Bock and Harnick, arranged by Norman Leyden. Benjamin Miller solos in "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert.
The CLC Chamber Singers, featuring soloists Miller, Shaunna Talcott, Jennifer Evans, Nathan Oliver and Carol Johnson, will present a medley from "Les Miserables." The choirs will combine to close the concert with John Lennon's "Imagine."
For information, contact Sakry-Winkelman at 855-8216.
Schommer to perform comedy in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Jason Schommer will perform his stand-up comedy show "Loose Cannon: Confessions and True Stories of the Past 30 Years" at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Jason's Casual Dining in Little Falls. Schommer will recall family misadventures, surviving small town life, growing older and the insanity of everyday life.
Schommer is best known for his work with the Hole in the Day Players community theater, where he has directed and acted. He holds a theater degree from the University of MinnesotaMorris and has worked in New York City at The Rosie O'Donnell Show and for the Broadway producers, Richard Frankel Productions. He has performed stand-up comedy in Minnesota and New York.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Singers to perform in Staples
STAPLES -- The Concord Singers will perform festive German music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at T Maxwell's in Staples, preceded by a traditional German meal at 6 p.m. Founded in 1931, the New Ulm-based Concord Singers specialize in popular German standards and "volkslieder" (folk songs).
Dinner concert tickets are $24 and concert-only tickets are $12 (adult advance), $15 (adult at door), $6 (student advance) and $7 (student at door). Advance tickets are available at the Centennial Auditorium box office at (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Faust to sign at Book World
BAXTER -- Maurice Faust, Pierz-based author of "The Great Experiment: Prohibition in the United States and Central Minnesota," will sign copies of his book noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at Book World in the Westgate Mall in Baxter.
The book is priced at $12.98 and is available at Bookin' It in Little Falls and Book World.
Faust has written six other books, including "In the Glow of Pierz" and "In Pierz We Serve."
For more information, call 855-0054.
Anderson to return to Rail
Comedian Louie Anderson, who performed at The Rail in June, will return for a show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 on the main stage of the downtown Brainerd bar. Minnesota's Scott Hansen will open.
Tickets are $25. Those who buy a ticket also will receive a free ticket to a show at Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail, which hosts comedians at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on the lower level of the establishment.
For tickets or information, call 829-0513 or consult www.comedyinfo.com.
Country duo to put on 'Tropical Christmas' show
ONAMIA -- The Bellamy Brothers, a country music duo, will perform their "Tropical Christmas" show 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
Tickets are $15 and $20 and available at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Hinckley box offices or through Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151 or www.ticketmaster.com.
The duo's hits include "Let Your Love Flow," "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me," "They Could Put Me in Jail," "For All the Wrong Reasons" and "Old Hippie."
New volume of 'The Talking Stick' released
MENAHGA -- Volume 13 of "The Talking Stick," a collection of prose and poetry by northern Minnesota writers, is available at the Jackpine Writers' Bloc Web Site (www.jackpinewriters.com) and area bookstores.
The book includes works by Laura Hansen, Karoe Charon, Judy Sladek, Helen M. Pappas, John Collins and Candace Simar.
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