Arts & Entertainment

by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Wyatt Vaa decided last fall to try make the art of pottery a little more macho. The Rogers senior created an angular, metallic-looking piece entitled “Sergeant,” and its panache and originality impressed judges at the National Scholastic Art Awards competition. Vaa received a Gold Award for the 15-inch-high piece, which [...]

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Four Rogers students have received Judges Choice Awards at the Section 5AA art competition, announced teacher Su Sebghati. Their works will be displayed May 14-18 at Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, with an award ceremony on May 18. They are: Renisa Thielges, sophomore, painting, “Mickey’s Diner,” gouache on paper Bobbi Jo Rennenberg, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The Elk River speech team has captured its first section championship, led by pair of individual champions, announced coach Allison Harmer. “We’ve gone from about 20 students go over 40, and we’ve gone from consistently finishing seventh or eighth in the section to champions,” said Harmer, who’s been with [...]

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Click here to read more about the 2014 Riverfront Concert Series. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Teenage country singer Brooke Lynn of Big Lake will take the stage in downtown Elk River this summer during the Riverfront Concert Series. She’s one of five new acts that have been booked, joining five returning ones to round [...]

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  The Rogers High School Theater Department’s musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which opened Thursday evening, has two more performances, Saturday (tonight) at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rogers Middle School. The fun includes audience volunteers as participants in the spelling bee. Hope Murray, the director. Cast members include seniors [...]

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  The sixth annual Elk River High School swing dance was fun for young, old and in-between on Friday, March 7. The band fundraiser featured 1940′s style Big Band music with jazz groups from Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman, Salk and VandenBerge, and the North Suburban Big Band. It’s an event that inspires kids to dress [...]

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  “It’s time to get out the dictionaries!” So announces Hope Murray, referring to Rogers High School Theater Department’s upcoming musical “Twenty-fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The Tony-award winning play will be presented in four performances March 20-23 — Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. — at Rogers [...]

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