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Bemidji Arts News: The Butcher of Baraboo, the Squashbucklers Guild and Bemidji Concert Series

The Bemidji Swashbucklers Guild is going to perform a two-night tournament at the Mask and Rose Theater -- it kind of has a medieval ring to it! For those who know Jeremiah Liend's fascination fencing, it is no surprise that he would want to bring a tournament to Bemidji. He did coach fencing in Thailand a couple of years ago. This summer the audience wowed at the "expertise" of the actors in "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)" at the Long Lake Theater. They were coached by Jeremiah and Kurt Karstens (who teaches fencing for Bemidji Adult Education). Last year's "Pirates of Penzance" also proudly carried and parried--another Liend coaching job. So it would seem inevitable that Jeremiah and seven of his friends would bring a tournament of sword-play to his home town. Click here to read the Bemidji Arts News blog.