Arts & Entertainment

  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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  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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