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Patt Rall Arts Column for Oct. 29: Guitarists to perform for Bemidji Concert Series

Gothenburg Combo concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Thompson Recital Hall, Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the campus of Bemidji State University, 14th Street and Birchmont Drive. The guitar duo of David Hansson and Thomas Hansy are known for infusing their energy into classic repertoire as well as modern works. The duo is known for playing a concert mixed with the music of Bach and Brahms with Lennon, McCartney and Brian Wilson. This is one of the concerts in the Bemidji Concert Series presented by the BSU Department of Music. Regular season tickets and membership packages are available at the music office on the second floor of Bangsberg Hall, Lueken's Village North and Tutto Bene. All three ticket outlets will also sell individual event tickets at $20 for the general public and $5 for students for this performance. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door prior to the performance. This series is supported by sponsorships from the Bemidji State University Department of Music, The Bemidji Pioneer, The Villa Calma Bed and Breakfast, Paul Bunyan Telephone and the BSU Student Activity Allocation Committee.

Local video

Between the Wars 1918-1941, a joint venture of Lakeland Public Television and Gary Burger Video/Audio Productions, will have a special screening for the public at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W. The film includes interviews with senior members of this community and longtime residents of the surrounding area with still photos from the Beltrami County Historical Society and private sources. The soundtrack contains original music and standards performed by local musicians. Advance tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling Lakeland Public Television at 333-3018.

Veterans Day

Shewin and Pam Linton with the Cotton Kings will perform for a special Veteran's Day Concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Bemidji High School. The group has created a tribute to our veterans with their concert of songs and music from the last 200 years in our nation's history. Many of the tunes will be familiar and some may not, but they all have significance to veterans. The show will present a unique perspective on conflicts and how music carried the troops through difficult times. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Volunteers for the Handicapped Veterans Association and Bemidji High School Theater fund. Advance tickets are $5 and on sale now at Lueken's Village South. Tickets at the door will be $10.

Other events

- "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller at Bemidji State University. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, on the main stage of Bangsberg Hall. A look back into the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Salem, Mass., Miller used this play as a political piece during the McCarthy Era and the activities of the House on Un-American Activities. The production is directed by Patrick Carriere with set and light design by Ellen Jones assistant professors of theater. Tickets are on sale from 1-4:30 p.m., weekdays in Room 101, Bangsberg, and at the door the day of performance. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students; BSU students are admitted free with a valid ID. This production is suitable for high school age and above.

- The Diamonds are returning to Bemidji for a holiday concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Bemidji High School Auditorium, 2900 Division St. W. This legendary singing group known for such hits as "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," "The Stroll," "Little Darlin'" and "Silhouettes" will also sing some hits of the four-part harmony vocal groups of that era: The Brothers Four, The Four Freshmen, The Four Lads, the Four Aces and The Four Seasons. The $20 tickets for the reserved seating are on sale now at Lueken's Village Foods North and South. This is a benefit concert for Lakeland Public Television

- Tickets are on sale now for BSU's 41st Annual Madrigal Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Founded by Paul Branvik, BSU professor emeritus of vocal music, this traditional holiday fete is now celebrated by many groups across the country. Branvik created the idea of Madrigal Dinners and wrote the book on how to produce them. The Beau Arts Ballroom of Hobson Memorial Hall will be transformed into a Renaissance feast at an English castle. The King and Queen will host a five-course dinner for the Royal Court while minstrels, trouveres, cellar keepers, beggars and members of the royal kingdom perform. This masque this year is written by K.D. Howells. The concert by the Royal Court will usher in the yuletide season. Tickets are $35 each and must be purchased in advance by mail or in person at the Madrigal Dinner box office beginning October 5. For box office hours, call 755-3406. Mail orders may be sent to Madrigal Dinner Tickets, Department of Music, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, No. 16, Bemidji, MN 56601. Vegetarian meals are also available and need to be pre-ordered.

- Lorie Line and her 20th Year Anniversary Show is coming to Bemidji 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. "An Intimate Christmas with Lori Line" with her Fab Five (five of her favorite musicians) is a return to her roots with old favorites and memorable traditions from her earlier years. Cameras are a must as children 4 and older will be able to have a moment on stage with Santa, and don't forget the bells from former years. Tickets are on sale now at .

- Ruth Pearson is 93 years old and has collected salt and pepper sets since she was 12. Her impressive collection of over 150 shaker sets in silver, crystal, glass and plastic are on display at the Blackduck History Center for the month of October. The center is located in downtown Blackduck.

- Beltrami County Historical Society in conjunction with Gallery North presents, "School Days." The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and is located in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot at 130 Minnesota Ave. SW.

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W. is showing the work of photographer Michael Thomas Sunnarborg with selected photographs from his recent book, "Inspirations from the World" and a limited set of framed and unframed matter prints, greeting cards and sets.

- Bemidji Community Art Center October exhibit is "Unique Vision," landscape photos from Utah, Wyoming and Minnesota by Jon Heller. While at the center, don't forget to check out the new inventory at Shop 426, all proceeds benefit BCAC programming and the artists of Shop 426. BCAC is free and open to the public every day but Sunday and Monday and is located at 426 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Bemidji Public Library welcomes painter Kay Schuver who uses oil on canvas with knife and paint brush for her nature and wildlife pieces. The library is located at 509 America Ave. and is open Monday through Saturday.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café welcomes the public to see the work of artist Paula Lawler who is known for her work in glazing with acrylics and many layers of thin paint technique, her favorite subjects are buildings with an old world feel. Located at 214 Third Street, the Cabin is open seven days a week.

- Dunn Bros Coffee welcomes artist Mary Lingen for the months of October and November. Lingen works with basic shapes and their relationships to each other in vibrant colors and layers. Open seven days a week, visit them at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive. S.

- Gallery North welcomes Tammy Kubiak and her lamp work glass beads made from recycled glass as their Showcase Artist of the month. Member featured artists of the month jewelry maker, Kerri Dinkel who works in a variety of mediums including glass beads and twisted wire and oil painter Jeannine Brooks, known for her whimsical Northern Minnesota scenes. Author of the month is Art Lee. Gallery North is located at 502 Third Street NW.

- Glazed and Amused is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio where walk-in painters are always welcome. It is open Wednesday-Sunday and hours are posted on the door, 311 Third St.

- Talley Gallery of BSU welcomes sculptor Judith Shea and master potter Richard Bresnahan and their exhibit, "The Nature of Process" through Friday, Oct. 30. The show is being held in conjunction with the Community College Fine Arts Conference co-hosted by BSU and Hibbing Community College. The Talley Gallery, Room 212 of the Education Arts Building on the campus of BSU is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. The gallery is barrier-free and open to the public at no charge.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House's featured artist is Terry Honstead who works in oils, acrylics and watercolor. 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

- Wild Rose Theater welcomes Suzi Rhae Ross to the Fleur De Lis Gallery. Ross' exhibition is of her new sculptural works at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive.

- Neilson Place and the North Country Health Services Art Committee host Terry Honstead and her exhibit "Another Take," a collection of watercolor, acrylic and collage work which reflect her impression of life and other happenings around her life here in Bemidji, for the months of September-November. Her work is for sale and a price list will be at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. NW.

- Tutto Bene, 300 Beltrami Ave. N.W., a restaurant and art gallery has an ongoing display of new art work by Michael De Witt, Beverlee Olson, Jane Freeman, Judy Selby, Pat Shough (Sillmundi) Michael Thomas Sunnarborg and MaryBeth Vaudrin for viewing pleasure and sale. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sunday

- Stop by the Tourist Information Center, 300 Bemidji Ave. by the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, for a map and information on the pieces included in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk.

Mark your calendars now with these upcoming events:

- "Trials and Tribulations of a Playwright" with Roy Booth, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, Academy of Lifelong Learning, 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.

- "Pirates of Penzance," by Gilbert and Sullivan, Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov.22.

- Eighth Annual Tinsel and Lace Showcase and Artisan Boutique, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Commons

- "Seussical the Musical," 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13 at the Wild Rose theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25.

- "Holiday Christmas Cookies by the Pound" 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Blackduck History and Art Center.

- Pelican Railroad 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Backyard BBQ, 119 Third St. N.W.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to