Arts & Entertainment

Free shows are being offered weekly at Orono Park in Elk River this summer. Entertainment in the Park is held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14, except for July 4. Here’s the line-up: •June 26: Kid Power with Rachel, an interactive musical show •July 10: Dennis Warner, music and humor •July 17: North Country, [...]

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  The Rockin’ Hollywoods, one of the most popular shows over the years in Elk River’s Riverfront Concert Series, will be the leadoff act in the 2014 lineup this coming Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront stage. Now in their 40th year performing ’50s through ’80s music, the Rockin’ Hollywoods continue to feature period [...]

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  Front Porch Musical Theatre will present “Seussical Jr.” at the St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West auditorium June 12-14 with six performances. Leading roles are played by Hunter Fraser of Maple Grove (Horton the Elephant), Madeleine Worthington of Elk River (Mayzie), Lucy Dunne of Elk River (Jojo), Anthony Sixta of Hanover (Cat in the Hat), [...]

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North Ballet Academy of Rogers will present its Spring Performance of “An Evening of Broadway” on Saturday, June 14, at Osseo High School, beginning 4:30 p.m. North Ballet features dozens of students from Elk River, Rogers, St Michael, Zimmerman, Buffalo, Princeton, and other communities. “This is going to be a wonderful performance,” said Katie Kocinski, [...]

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  Art work by recent immigrants that reflect dramatic and often horrific experiences they have survived is the subject of the current Elk River Area Arts Alliance exhibit. “Free at Last: Journey of Hope” began May 31 and will continue through June 14. The Alliance gallery at 609 Main Street is open Wednesday through Saturday [...]

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  Las Vegas was the theme of Elk River’s Spring Pops Concert, titled “Video Games Live,” on Thursday, May 22. Band members made their entrances as card dealers, high-rollers, cowboys, brides, gangsters, family-vacation hicks, several Elvis’s, even a female Liberace. Music included “Hungarian Dances” and “If I Only Had a Brain” by the Concert Band [...]

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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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