Arts & Entertainment

  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor This being the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance that changed pop music forever, the Elk River Park and Rec staff made sure to include some Fab Four music in the Riverfront Concert Series. “Beatles music was big this year,” said Steve Benoit of Park [...]

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The North Suburban Concert Band, a non-audition community group, will start meeting every Monday evening on Sept. 8 at Coon Rapids Middle School, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “We are looking for new members,” stated Eric Hagen, a board member for the band, in a press release. The conductor is John Rosner, director of instrumental music [...]

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  Maddy Sorenson, versatile Elk River musician, participated in the All-State Symphonic Band Week in early August at St. Olaf. The junior-to-be was chosen for the Minnesota Music Educators Association event after auditions last spring. Sorenson, who plays several instruments, primarily clarinet and baritone sax, has been a member of several pit orchestras for plays [...]

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  The fifth annual Photography Exhibit is currently on display at the Elk River Area Arts Alliance, featuring the works of 21 photographers. A reception for the public to meet the photographers, with author Stan Tekiela on hand signing his books, will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery at [...]

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• Zimmerman teen’s love of horses, learning, photography will be quenched at State Fair by Jim Boyle Editor Anna Serbus, 17, of Zimmerman, has many passions, and she fuels most of them at state and county fairs through her involvement in 4-H programs. This year the member of Richochet Riders 4-H Club will have her photography [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor An aerial photo of the city taken via remote control by Joel Feld was chosen as the winner of the first Elk River Chamber of Commerce photography contest. The Chamber decided to host the contest this year with the stipulation that the photographers shoot local scenes. Nine photos chosen [...]

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