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August 7, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Music is in the air around Bemidji
It seems as if the various musical and theater groups are going full steam toward the end of their seasons, while others are just now sending out their upcoming performance catalogues. The 2016-17 Reif Performing Arts Center's Grand Re-opening Season in Grand Rapids is generous in...
August 7, 2016 - 10:00am
July 31, 2016
Patt Rall: Summer slips into August
Monday is the final day to register for the Animal Portrait Watercolor Workshop with Cindy Agan, an internationally published author of an instructional and art video "Painting Watercolors that Sparkle with Life." Agan's watercolor workshop in Bemidji garnered praise like "....best...
July 31, 2016 - 12:44am
July 17, 2016
Patt Rall: Bemidji truly is a Destination City
We hope that you are enjoying Art in the Park today; the variety of artists is noteworthy.
July 17, 2016 - 12:03am
July 10, 2016
PATT RALL: Bemidji sons return to the stage
Eric Haugen returns to the stage at Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex tonight at 7 for a concert, sharing the event with pianist Eric Gustafson. The duo will perform: Stravinsky's "Elegie" for solo viola; William Walton Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (adapted for piano...
July 10, 2016 - 12:08am
July 4, 2016
Patt Rall: A festive Fourth is on hand
Fulton Gallagher returns to the podium tonight at 7 for the patriotic concert by the Bemidji Area Community Band on the south lawn of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex at BSU. The program will include well-known classics to celebrate America, including a beautiful rendition...
July 4, 2016 - 1:24pm
June 26, 2016
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
The longtime avocation of Barbara Schlichting has been to write stories that would interest and spark the imagination of her readers.
June 26, 2016 - 12:44am
June 19, 2016
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
However you spend the day, dads, enjoy! There are so many options for music, drama and song that it will be hard to pick just one activity and still be around for the family picnics. Doyle Turner and his father Doyle Turner Sr. will be playing at the Lake Bemidji State Park Summer...
June 19, 2016 - 12:06am
June 6, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Books, books, books. . . and more books
We are just back from a visit back East to visit family and friends and it was exhilarating and restful at the same time. This is the first column covering the visit and notes I have saved from several books on the advice of a former editor. The advice being: some stories require...
June 6, 2016 - 10:19am
May 15, 2016
Patt Rall: Put your name forward for Region 2 board
One of the most important board positions, to my mind, is to the Region 2 Arts Council because it enables the members to give a chance, a leg-up or put-over-the top the artistic efforts in all genres.
May 15, 2016 - 12:11am
May 1, 2016
Patt Rall: A variety of opportunities for every age
At last, a sunny weekend! Before getting started today, pick up your cellphone and invite your grands to the pancake breakfast at Raphael's this...
May 1, 2016 - 12:47am
April 24, 2016
Patt Rall: Woodcarving and Nordic music (Celtic, too)
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Woodcarvers Club has an amazing exhibit of their work, innovative in style and models as taught by nationally renowned...
April 24, 2016 - 12:23am
April 18, 2016
Patt Rall: The newest theater company in the area
Just a few years ago, Wayne Hoff and his sister, Olivia, started a project that would bring back the glory days of the Nary School, Helga Township—when...
April 18, 2016 - 3:41pm
April 15, 2016
City, Bemidji Community Theater to offer Theater Day Camps
BEMIDJI -- Does your camper like to sing, dance and act?! The city of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department and Bemidji Community Theater are teaming up once again this summer to offer summer theatre day camp options. This year, the options include beginner level camps, two advance...
April 15, 2016 - 11:10am
April 6, 2016
Patt Rall Column: When opposites attract, good things can happen
It struck me that sometimes when disparate groups converge, magic happens.
April 6, 2016 - 4:44pm
March 31, 2016
Headwaters Film Festival continues Friday
BEMIDJI -- Friday is the second day of the fourth annual Headwaters Film Festival at BSU. Friday's events feature BSU students filmmakers who...
March 31, 2016 - 6:42pm