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Adding a bit of spice this year to the Desserts by Design fundraising event is the goal, according to the event’s coordinator and Bemidji Symphony Orchestra committee chairwoman Louise Jackson...
Spend a relaxing afternoon at Bemidji State Park listening to an a capella quartet, the Pinecones, at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater. The singers: Whitney Berry, Jim Gurney, Shar Paquette and Charlie Parson, bring delightfully fun interpretations to standards — from Johnny Cash to Peggy Lee. They will bring a mix of quartet music from madrigals, to doo wop and barbershop to the audience. A park permit is required to enter Lake Bemidji State Park, which are $5 per day or $25 for a full year.
Yes, it's that always-anticipated evening again, Bemidji Area Community Band concert tonight at 7 p.m. under the baton of Scott Guidry, assistant professor of bands at BSU. The program on the lawn at the BSU campus will include a variety of classic band music including selections from "The Sound of Music," some soft southern melodies of Hoagy Carmichael, a Gustav Holst march from a "A Moorside Suite," a compilation of American folk songs and a few up-tempo marches that feature the Euphonium players.
BEMIDJI—Matthew (Matt) Goinz disproves the quote by the late American author Thomas Wolfe, "You Can't Go Home Again," for every time he returns to Bemidji to perform, he is welcomed by an enthusiastic following of fans and friends. Goinz also returned to city of his birth after studying music at at Concordia College in Moorhead to find mentors who supported his desire to regain his singing and performing talents he showcased as a teen at Bemidji High School and at local productions. Now a member of the internationally known choral group Cantus, based in the Twin Cities, Goinz is coming
Did it seem crowded to you this week? As I was reminded often, "It's All School Reunion." No wonder there are so many smiling faces around town. We can hope that returning alums will also take advantage of this arts centered town such as "Art in the Park" and the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Paul Bunyan Playhouse's "I Ought to Be in Pictures," a Neil Simon play about a young woman who travels to California seeking to reconnect with her long-absent father, despite the doubts of her East Coast mother.
You can enjoy Music Under the Pines with Kari Grace at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park. Grace is a vocal soloist whose performance will cover songs from several decades — from the soft rock of Carole King to Jewel. You need a park pass (which will allow you to see all the performances this summer) to enter and the concerts are free.
BEMIDJI—On this Fourth of July weekend, the Bemidji Area Community Band will present a patriotic summer concert at 7 tonight on the south lawn of Bangsberg Hall at BSU. The concert program will feature well-known classics to celebrate American music and Independence Day.
A big "Welcome" to the visitors to Bemidji for the Fourth of July celebration and the Water Carnival. Start the week off with a 2 p.m. concert today in the amphitheater at the Lake Bemidji State Park, as sponsored by The North Country Snowmobile Club, by vocalist Shyanne Kaml. Shyanne sings a mix of original music, country and country covers to acoustic guitar. The concert is free but you will need a sticker to enter the park.
The time-honored tradition of summer band concerts by the Bemidji Area Community Band continues at 7 p.m. today on the south lawn of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex on the campus of Bemidji State University. The first of four outdoor concerts this season is sponsored by the Ground Round restaurant. The band is conducted by Scott Guidry, assistant professor of music and director of bands at BSU. Guidry retired from the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C. as the Director of Operations.
Happy Father's Day to all fathers, to-be fathers and wanna-be fathers. This is a full day of entertainment, look and choose carefully for you will not be disappointed by any choice. Today at the state park, singer and guitarist Lou Samsa will be performing at 2 p.m. in the amphitheater. The concert is free but you will need a sticker to enter the park. Take the family, and if raining, the concert will move to an inside venue. Today is also the 2 p.m.