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BEMIDJI -- Bemidji is on the cusp of another fall season of theater, concerts, opera and student productions, to name just a few of the events. The beginning of community theater offerings will be Ken Ludwig's new comedy/mystery "The Game's Afoot," which won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe award for the best play in 2012. Bemidji Community Theater moved bag and baggage (props and costumes) into Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex this past summer for a promising tenancy on the main stage.
BEMIDJI -- Now that another school year has returned, parents may think they've fulfilled their responsibilities by buying those new "tennies" or must-have school supplies, but John Eggers of Bemidji has one more check-off item for them. Eggers, a former longtime educator, has written a new book, "Remember, Don't Pick Your Nose ... And 364 other things to say to your kids before they leave for school." A second subtitle is "A perpetual calendar of notes to remind kids who loves them most."
BEMIDJI -- Lovers of old time bluegrass and spiritual music should come on down to the amphitheater at 2 p.m. today at Lake Bemidji State Park where Jerry Brademan and his friends will entertain as well as invite the audience to join in singing.
BEMIDJI — The proof of the pudding is in the eating, as the old saying goes. Apply that adage to the instrumental music department at Bemidji State University: “The proof...
BEMIDJI -- Local musician and songwriter Lance Benson will be the final artist to perform for the 2013 Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series. Benson's original songs are steeped in his dreams and a life lived well, whether on the road or his hometown. Benson will welcome his "guests" at 2 p.m. today at the amphitheater in Lake Bemidji State Park rain or shine because the visitor's center is next to the outdoor venue. Admission is free but a one day pass for $5 is required if you don't have an annual park pass.
Everyone has the right to expect safety in the streets; secure in the knowledge that one can walk in the dark or in the light without fear of being molested by another person. We take that right for granted until something happens to someone we know and we are once again shocked into reality that "yes, bad things do happen." Local author and playwright DeeJay Arens said that it took the eight years he spent writing his prize-winning novel, "The View From A Rusty Train Car," to exorcise the fears he felt as a young gay man growing up in middle America.
Fall is already in the air with clean, fresh scents remindful of the clean fresh notes the ladies of Blue Bird always bring to the stage at the Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series.
BEMIDJI -- Although school children in the Bemidji School District know Jesse Whiting as a substitute teacher, his friends in the arts community know him as a gifted young actor and political activist. And that's why the Bemidji Community Theater board decided to help mentor the young actor to directing a well-respected literary play his own way, "The Importance of Being Earnest." Whiting, who was last seen in "Arsenic and Old Lace," another studio works presented by BCT, thought it would be fun to stage a comedy penned with bon mots to spare as well as political satire.
BEMIDJI -- Gwenfrewi Burger will perform in a community concert at 2 p.m. today at the amphitheater in the Lake Bemidji State Park. Admission to the concert is free for those with a yearly pass and $5 for a daily pass, both available at the visitor's gate. No rain dates for these series are set, for the concert is held rain or shine at the park for the Visitors Center is located near the amphitheater. Tuesday
BEMIDJI -- If you want to see what it takes to win a national competition for kindergarten entrants in the PBS Kid's Go! Writers Contest this year, stop by the Bemidji Public Library during the month of August.