Arts & Entertainment

by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Britt Aamodt is a featured guest this weekend at Dylan Days in Hibbing, having written a poem about Bob Dylan that won second prize in a contest sponsored by the festival. The Elk River resident and frequent contributor to this publication penned a 19-line ode “South at Howard Street, Summer [...]

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  The Zimmerman High School band presented is spring concert on Monday evening, its last big event of the school year. “Tonight was an unbelievable night of performances for both high school bands,” said director Tim Smith. “They played beyond all expectations.  I couldn’t be more proud or excited about the music we have here [...]

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Elk River’s annual ArtSoup festival is slated for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, in downtown Elk River. “It’s our 10th anniversary and we are expecting a huge crowd for this regional, community festival,” stated a press release from Elk River Area Arts Alliance. “We are looking for vendors, artists, sponsors, food vendors [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Spectrum High School’s yearbook staff has received an honor from Josten’s, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content. Spectrum’s “The Accolade” was named in April as a 2014 Josten’s National Yearbook Program of Excellence, a program that honors “yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their [...]

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  The annual Zimmerman High School Art Show was held Tuesday evening with dozens of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures by students on display. Voting for a People’s Choice award were students from elementary through high school as well as adults visiting in the evening. The entrants shown here were among the leaders in the [...]

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  By Bruce Strand, Arts editor Choosing that which you want to focus upon, then presenting it vividly, are keys to any art form, including photography. Such clarity and artistry are qualities of these photos taken by Elk River High School students. The Star News staff selected this dozen for your enjoyment from 27 student’s [...]

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