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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 art teacher that I have ever had."
Yes, summer events abound in Bemidji with some new events, such as the International Bog Weekend with the Ode to the Bog Songfest—a musical talent contest that was held yesterday. The upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in August is sure to bring more visitors to Bemidji. Did you know that a BSU Music Department graduate has been asked to play with British singer Adele's band this August? Lexie Kruse, a graduate student in Phoenix, has accepted an invitation to join the band for two performances on Aug.16-17 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena a stop on Adele's national tour.
BEMIDJI -- Remember the days of family outings in a so-called simpler time when parents lived within their budgets and children pleaded for trips to theme parks only to be...
We hope that you are enjoying Art in the Park today; the variety of artists is noteworthy.
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 and Beethoven's "Sonata No. 4 in C Major.
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 of Gershwin's "Summertime" sung by Molly Bass and a guest appearance by local vocalist Mark Christensen. And the beloved "Stars and Stripes Forever" march, a medley of our Armed Forces service songs to celebrate Independence Day.
The longtime avocation of Barbara Schlichting has been to write stories that would interest and spark the imagination of her readers.
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 Concert Series at 1 p.m. today—a nice father and son duo. The concerts are in the amphitheater but move inside in case of rain.
Although we all are remiss in acknowledging the inevitable: life is change; we are always surprised when something comes up that changes our lives. Having being employed in theater back East, at a world class ballet company, and vocational rehabilitation among other "careers" I can attest that change has been a constant in my life. Not so with life in a small college town, where generations have grown up and around their family, friends and schoolmates and as heard so many times: "Life doesn't get any better than this!"
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...