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Escape the heat and humidity today with a 2 p.m. matinee of "Flower for Death in the Wild, Wild West" written by Mark Thorson and directed by Greg Gasman. On stage at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji, the play tells the tale of an aging cowboy challenged by a peace-loving flower child as to the future direction of life in general and his in particular.
You slip into the empty chair making up the foursome on the edge of the stage of the Hard Tack Saloon in Big Horn, Wyo. The year is 1986. The...
Today is the day for foot-stomping music with Caleigh, a musical blend of Celtic, Celtic Fusion, world folk, Cajun and Early American at 2 p.m. in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park in the music Under the Pines series. Seasoned musicians Dee Fufaro, Leonore Siems and April Larson, who play the guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bodhram and Celtic harp, will take the audience on a time-honored musical journey. You will need a $5 day pass to enter the park or a $25 seasonal pass good for a year.
Spend a relaxing afternoon at Lake Bemidji State Park listening to the Wooden Nichols (Ken Nichols, Don Leet, Larry Young, Don Zieman, Terri Bakker and Bill Ayers) at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater. Their three-part harmonies with guitar and bass instruments will present a concert of a variety of folk songs and traditional favorites. You will need a $5 day pass to enter the park or a $25 seasonal pass good for a year. No rain date need as the concert will be moved inside in case of bad weather.
Spend a relaxing afternoon at Lake Bemidji State Park listening to a trio of father, son and friend; singer and guitarist Doyle Turner, along with father Doyle Turner Sr. and South Dakota mandolin player/songwriter Buck Ruele will perform the latest Under the Pines concert series at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater. They will play and sing songs ranging from well-known country to blues and some folk, sometimes a modern top 40 song slips into the mix. You will need a $5 day pass to enter the park or a $25 seasonal pass good for a year.
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.
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...
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.