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La Musique Nomade will perform a four harpsichord concerto by Asako Hirabayashi at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex at Bemidji State University. The two previous concerts by the group (Deborah Steinbar of Bemidji, Nicholas Good of Topeka, Heidi Mayer of Chicago and Helen Skuggedal Reed of Evansville, Ind.) played to appreciative audiences that featured concertos by J.S. Bach.

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Hirabayashi's concert was commissioned by La Musique and made possible through grants from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Bemidji Area Arts Endowment and Lueken's Village Foods of Bemidji.

The entire program will also feature Bach's f minor solo concerto and c minor duo BWV 1062, Bach's four harpsichord concerto in A minor and "Vocalise" for violin and harpsichord by Hirabayashi, which will be conducted by Erica Svanoe. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults, $5 and students free.

Free and open to the public will be two demonstrations by members of La Musique:

E 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 211 of Bangsburg, Nicholas Good will present a history and demonstration of the clavichord. Students will be given the opportunity to try their Baroque pieces on the instrument.

E 4:15 to 5 p.m., Helen Skuggedal Reed and Heidi Mayer will give a demonstration of the four various harpsichords to be played in Saturday's concert. Students may have an opportunity to try their Baroque pieces on the instrument.

Honor lecture

An honor lecture by CarolAnn Russell Schlemper, professor of English at BSU and a published poet, will begin at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct.12, in Room 115 in Hagg-Sauer Hall at BSU. Russell will discuss "The Poem and the Objective Psyche: Transcendent Spaces." This lecture is free and open to the public.

'The Clean House'

"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl is a romantic comedy that centers on Matilde, a cleaning woman from Brazil who would rather be a comedian. It will open at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.13, and run through Monday, Oct. 17, with a 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, performance. Produced by the Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective and directed by Cate Belleveau, the play is intended for mature audiences and centers on the follies of life, marriage, infidelity and friendship.

New to the Bemidji stage for this production is sculptor Al Belleveau, who plays a doctor. Diane Pittman is an obsessive homemaker and Mary Anderson is a maid who sees the dark comedy of life and who also hates to clean. Director Cate Belleveau is the woman who pays the maid who does not want to clean her house. Sarah Einerson is a patient of the doctor and also "the other woman in his life." Tickets are on sale now at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and at the door. Prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for high school and college students.

'Bell, Book and Candle'

"Bell, Book and Candle" by John Van Druten will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 and 23, at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks. This is a romantic comedy about a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. A spoof on witchcraft and a hit on Broadway, the play was later released as a film with Kim Novak, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs and Hermione Gingold. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Musical events

E "Classic Country" with host James Allen will be celebrating County Music Month from 7:15 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at 302 Elm Ave. NW in Cass Lake. This is a fundraiser for and sponsored by All Feathers Center. Tickets are $5 each and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold.

E "Druha Trava," the legendary Czech band, will begin its monthlong tour at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at Park Rapids Area High School. Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, the band will highlight "Shuttle to Bethlehem," its first CD. It features mostly feature English-language versions of singer/songwriter Robert Krestan's iconic songs. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students and will be sold at the door.

E A fundraiser for "Smokehouse" will be held on Saturday night, Oct. 15 at the Eagles Club in Bemidji to underwrite expenses for a trip to Nashville to tape tape a segment on the "Shotgun Red Variety Show" for the RFD Network. Smokehouse is a traveling group that plays full time and is known for boogie-woogie country swing music. A cover charge of $5 will be collected at the door.

E Bluebird, with Jes Conrad, Kari Munson and Anne Meredith-Will, will hold a CD release concert/party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 15, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub in downtown Bemidji. The kitchen serves until 9 p.m.

E The Roe Family Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. This nine-member Mississippi headwaters music ensemble plays a mix of original music and contemporary takes on old-time tunes. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and available now at Overbeeks and the Chief Theatre Box Office.

The activity is funded, in whole or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Madrigal Dinners

Tickets for Bemidji State University's 43rd annual Madrigal Dinners are on sale now at the Madrigal Dinner Box Office on the second floor of Bangsberg. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $36 each and include the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast held in an English castle, a masque by the King's Players and a five-course meal. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and Dec. 9 and 10, with a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in Upper Hobson Memorial Union at BSU. Tickets are available only through advance sale and can also be purchased by mail (Madrigal Tickets, Department of Music, 1500 Birchmont Drive N.E.#16, Bemidji, MN 56601). Include $2 for postage and handling.

Upcoming events

E "Libraries," the new volume by photographer Doug Ohman, will be presented by the author from 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, Northwoods Bank Community Room.

E Book signing by John Eggers of his new publication, "More Than Just Words," 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Kat's Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W.

E Bemidji First City of the Arts Studio Cruise: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23.

E "Emily Dickinson: The Woman Behind 'The Belle of Amherst,'" with Rhoda Jackson, 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning.

E Talun on Tour with Garry Jones and Laura MacKenzie, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. Tickets in advance $10, at the door $15.

E Second annual Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, New City Ballroom.

E "The Belle of Amherst," with Rhoda Jackson, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, Long Lake Theater, Park Rapids. A one-woman play about Emily Dickinson's life and poetry.

La Musique Nomade will perform a four harpsichord concerto by Asako Hirabayashi at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex at Bemidji State University. The two previous concerts by the group (Deborah Steinbar of Bemidji, Nicholas Good of Topeka, Heidi Mayer of Chicago and Helen Skuggedal Reed of Evansville, Ind.) played to appreciative audiences that featured concertos by J.S. Bach.

Hirabayashi's concert was commissioned by La Musique and made possible through grants from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Bemidji Area Arts Endowment and Lueken's Village Foods of Bemidji.

The entire program will also feature Bach's f minor solo concerto and c minor duo BWV 1062, Bach's four harpsichord concerto in A minor and "Vocalise" for violin and harpsichord by Hirabayashi, which will be conducted by Erica Svanoe. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults, $5 and students free.

Free and open to the public will be two demonstrations by members of La Musique:

- 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 211 of Bangsburg, Nicholas Good will present a history and demonstration of the clavichord. Students will be given the opportunity to try their Baroque pieces on the instrument.

- 4:15 to 5 p.m., Helen Skuggedal Reed and Heidi Mayer will give a demonstration of the four various harpsichords to be played in Saturday's concert. Students may have an opportunity to try their Baroque pieces on the instrument.

Honor lecture

An honor lecture by CarolAnn Russell Schlemper, professor of English at BSU and a published poet, will begin at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct.12, in Room 115 in Hagg-Sauer Hall at BSU. Russell will discuss "The Poem and the Objective Psyche: Transcendent Spaces." This lecture is free and open to the public.

'The Clean House'

"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl is a romantic comedy that centers on Matilde, a cleaning woman from Brazil who would rather be a comedian. It will open at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.13, and run through Monday, Oct. 17, with a 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, performance. Produced by the Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collective and directed by Cate Belleveau, the play is intended for mature audiences and centers on the follies of life, marriage, infidelity and friendship.

New to the Bemidji stage for this production is sculptor Al Belleveau, who plays a doctor. Diane Pittman is an obsessive homemaker and Mary Anderson is a maid who sees the dark comedy of life and who also hates to clean. Director Cate Belleveau is the woman who pays the maid who does not want to clean her house. Sarah Einerson is a patient of the doctor and also "the other woman in his life." Tickets are on sale now at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and at the door. Prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for high school and college students.

'Bell, Book and Candle'

"Bell, Book and Candle" by John Van Druten will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 and 23, at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks. This is a romantic comedy about a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. A spoof on witchcraft and a hit on Broadway, the play was later released as a film with Kim Novak, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs and Hermione Gingold. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Musical events

- "Classic Country" with host James Allen will be celebrating County Music Month from 7:15 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at 302 Elm Ave. NW in Cass Lake. This is a fundraiser for and sponsored by All Feathers Center. Tickets are $5 each and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold.

- "Druha Trava," the legendary Czech band, will begin its monthlong tour at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at Park Rapids Area High School. Farmed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, they band will highlight "Shuttle to Bethlehem," its first CD. It features mostly feature English-language versions of singer/songwriter Robert Krestan's iconic songs. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students and will be sold at the door.

- A fundraiser for "Smokehouse" will be held on Saturday night, Oct. 15 at the Eagles Club in Bemidji to underwrite expenses for a trip to Nashville to tape tape a segment on the "Shotgun Red Variety Show" for the RFD Network. Smokehouse is a traveling group that plays full time and is known for boogie-woogie country swing music. A cover charge of $5 will be collected at the door.

- Bluebird, with Jes Conrad, Kari Munson and Anne Meredith-Will, will hold a CD release concert/party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 15, at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub in downtown Bemidji. The kitchen serves until 9 p.m.

- The Roe Family Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. This nine-member Mississippi headwaters music ensemble plays a mix of original music and contemporary takes on old-time tunes. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and available now at Overbeeks and the Chief Theatre Box Office.

The activity is funded, in whole or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Madrigal Dinners

Tickets for Bemidji State University's 43rd annual Madrigal Dinners are on sale now at the Madrigal Dinner Box Office on the second floor of Bangsberg. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $36 each and include the atmosphere of a Renaissance feast held in an English castle, a masque by the King's Players and a five-course meal. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and Dec. 9 and 10, with a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in Upper Hobson Memorial Union at BSU. Tickets are available only through advance sale and can also be purchased by mail (Madrigal Tickets, Department of Music, 1500 Birchmont Drive N.E.#16, Bemidji, MN 56601). Include $2 for postage and handling.

Upcoming events

- "Libraries," the new volume by photographer Doug Ohman, will be presented by the author from 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, Northwoods Bank Community Room.

- Book signing by John Eggers of his new publication, "More Than Just Words," 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Kat's Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W.

- Bemidji First City of the Arts Studio Cruise: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23.

- "Emily Dickinson: The Woman Behind 'The Belle of Amherst,'" with Rhoda Jackson, 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning.

- Talun on Tour with Garry Jones and Laura MacKenzie, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. Tickets in advance $10, at the door $15.

- Second annual Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, New City Ballroom.

- "The Belle of Amherst," with Rhoda Jackson, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, Long Lake Theater, Park Rapids. A one-woman play about Emily Dickinson's life and poetry.

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