Arts & Entertainment

  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented by Zimmerman High School with Olivia Hanson and Joey Briggs in the title roles. “The play is filled with beloved, well-known characters, entertaining dialogue, touching moments and lively songs and dances,” said director Jon Paleshewski. “It is truly a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The Von Trapp children and their captivating governess Maria will be singing “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things” and other classic songs at Spectrum High School next weekend. “The Sound of Music” is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, directed by Dan McLaughlin. “The play is shaping up really well,” said [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The tale of a princess whose lovely skin is so tender that she can’t sleep because there’s a pea under her stack of mattresses – now that’s a yarn you should be able to have some fun with. That’s what Elk River High School Theatre is counting on with [...]

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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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