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The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications present one of Bemidji's most popular events this week -- "Art in the Park" -- which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The 47th Park Fine Art and Craft Festival will once again be staged on the shore of Lake Bemidji in Library Park. More than 100 artists and vendors will showcase ceramics, wood furniture and accessories, glass paintings, fabrics, weaving, jewelry, paintings, etc. Vendors will sell great food and there will be music by Pat Surface in the Spiritwood Music Tent all day, both days.
I hope you all had a good Fourth of July holiday, and today finishes off the holiday weekend with plays and music. • The Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "The 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" musical comedy today at 2 p.m. at the Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. It's a musical comedy where adults playing the characters of quirky teens who freely deliver double entendre, hilarious dialogue and lots of caring. All the cast is embroiled in the organized chaos of a spelling bee under the supervision of the hapless vice-principal played by Paul Reyburn.
BEMIDJI -- Justin Holley considers himself lucky. Many of the Bemidji author's recent short fiction stories have been picked up by regional and national anthology publishers and magazines. Holley, who also is the vice-chair of the Region 2 Arts Council, said he grew up writing poetry and song lyrics. He started writing short stories in 2006. "I think I wrote 250 thousand words before I could say I was ready to seriously start writing," he said. "Those stories were all a learning experience for me as I learned sentence structure and many other grammar rules that are with me today.
Today's soloists for the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert -- Tammy Hensrud and Korliss Uecker -- have been generous with their time and talents this past week. They gave a career talk for students at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; a recital of operatic music accompanied by Beverly Everett at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids and a vocal master class at Thompson Recital Hall at BSU.
BEMIDJI — The highly anticipated and long-awaited collaboration between the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and area band members, choruses and two world renown sopranos is here. And Sunday’s show is such an extravaganza, the event has been moved to the Sanford Center. The “Stirring Celebration!” of the 75th anniversary of the BSO will be 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature band members from the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, as well as choruses from BSU’s Bemidji Choir, Bemidji Chorale and the Park Rapids Classic Chorale.
BEMIDJI — During her 57 years in the string section, Roberta (Bobbi) Sellon has seen — and had a big hand in developing — the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra grow from a small group of musicians at BSU to the fine regional orchestra it is today. After earning a bachelor’s degree in music from University of Oklahoma, Sellon turned her educational career northward and achieved her master’s degree in music at BSU. And Bemidji is where she chose to spend her life and musical talents as teacher and mentor to private students as well as those at BSU, where she taught violin, viola and string ensemble f
BEMIDJI -- In two concerts in the area this week, Lauren Pelon will blend her craft of storytelling and music from America's indigenous peoples coupled with the diverse wave of immigrants in the 1800s and their gifts of folk music and dancing. "Music from the Backyard & Front Porch" will be hosted by the Kitchigami Regional Library System at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.
The Sanford Center staff is busy booking shows to fill between hockey events, and one wonders how the ice holds up under all these lights, heat and stomping feet. Bemidji...
The year was 1964, and the music world was aflutter because a group of odd-looking British singers were coming to the United States. Their first performance was to be on the most important show on television, “The Ed Sullivan Show.” One of the most persistent questions Sullivan faced was if he would make the quartet cut their hair. And Sullivan used that question to the max, but reported quite seriously that The Beatles were quite safe for human observation.
Just when you thought you knew the real story about Pinocchio, his father Geppetto gets to tell his side of the story with Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio.” And if you...