Arts & Entertainment

  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Shane Martin, the former Elk River star halfback who’s now a country rock singer, will return to the River’s Edge Commons Park stage  Thursday with his band. “I’m always excited to perform in my old stomping grounds of Elk River,” the musician/composer said about the Shane Martin Band’s first [...]

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  The 728 Cadets Marching Band has collected a long list of honors while competing at eight events against the top street marching bands in the state. The Cadets, representing Elk River, Rogers, and Zimmerman, had earned of 32 first-place awards through July 1, including five for Grand Champion, seven for first in their class, [...]

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  Rain in the forecast held off long enough for most of Elk River’s annual ArtSoup festival to be completed June 28 as hundreds of patrons enjoyed art work, singers, bands, a juggler, children’s activities, authors, and wine and food from many vendors, while purchasing the works of a wide variety creative people. Here are [...]

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  The fifth annual Rogers Revue, with local talent performing as a fundraiser for senior citizen activities, was held Wednesday evening at Word of Peace Church, with close to 100 in the audience. This year, the event was moved from April to June in order to be part of Rockin Rogers Days. The master of [...]

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  Emily Bowersox, 19, and Elizabeth Budahn, 18, of Elk River, will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Guardian Angels, 350 Evans Ave. Their selections will reflect their lifelong involvement in their two passions, music and theater. They will perform folk songs, art songs, German lieder and Italian opera, along with pieces from [...]

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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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