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 [...]
by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Suzie Spitzenberger didn’t start drawing until she was in her 50′s but it didn’t take long for her to get pretty good at presenting her two favorite subjects: birds and Bobby. “I started drawing birds five years ago, just to relax,” said Spitzenberg, a lifelong bird-watcher who has a [...]
Nicholas Anthony, comedian from Elk River, announced that he’ll appear on FOX television on Saturday, Aug. 9, at midnight, in an experimental stand-up comedy show called “Laughs.” For details on the show, you may visit www.LaughsTVShow.com. Anthony has live performances coming up at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA, on Wed. Aug. 27, and The Ventura Harbor [...]
Brooke Lynn, teenage country singer from Big Lake, will perform in Thursday’s edition of the Riverfront Concert Series in downtown Elk River. A 2014 graduate of Big Lake High School whose real name is Brooke Maruska, she will sing several songs she has co-written, accompanied by a band called “2 Mile Final.” Her website [...]
by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Three students of North Ballet Academy in Rogers recently completed an intensive three-week session at Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. They are Talia Egge, 15, and Lydia Egge, 17, both of Ramsey, formerly Otsego, and Ellington Nichols, 14, of Oak Grove, all in Level 4 at North Ballet. “They [...]
There are four more chances to take in the colorful Biblical saga “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” presented by SOAR Regional Arts at St. Michael-Albertville High School. The story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors is set to an engaging mix of musical styles from country to calypso to bubble-gum pop [...]
The Fabulous Armadillos, playing classic rock, will perform Thursday in the next event of the Riverfront Concert Series. Their songs range from country to Motown to heavy metal to ’70s soft rock, and they “do them just like you remember,” their website states. The Thursday night concerts at 7 p.m. are free of charge.
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor North Star Family Theatre, currently presenting “Shrek the Musical,” is the group previously known as Youth Theatre Workshop. The name change for the 12-year-old organization, which produced 26 shows as YTW, is a more accurate depiction of its expanded scope, said play director Eileen Anderson. “Although (YTW) was started with [...]