Arts & Entertainment

  Claire Miller, 15, a member of Schroeder Painting Studio of Elk River for three years, collected four Minnesota Scholastic Arts Awards. The St. Cloud Cathedral sophomore got Gold Keys for a watercolor pastel of a ballerina (shown) and an oil painting, plus a Silver Key and honorable mention for paintings. “Claire is a remarkable student [...]

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  The Rogers High School one-act play, “Booby Trap,” was previewed for the public on Wednesday evening at Elk River High School’s Zabee Theatre. The wartime soldiers’ drama is Rogers’ entry into MSHSL competition starting with the sub-section on Saturday at Osseo High School. Ryan Shaw has the lead role of Pete, a  soldier who [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The honor of singing the national anthem at  the Elks’ Hockey Day Minnesota boys game last Saturday, with the expansive TV audience and 4,500 fans at Handke Stadium watching, went to Emma Crane, an ERHS senior. Crane delivered a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in a clear, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Joan Ruprecht was enjoying an artists’ excursion to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan last summer when she snapped a photo of her group’s host and teacher, Harvey Schroeder, as he relaxed and chatted with them while wearing a straw hat. Ruprecht, of Elk River, decided to use that photo as [...]

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      by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Zimmerman High School’s one-act play “Of Winners, Losers, and Games” was presented Tuesday evening as a free performance for the public and as a tune-up for sub-section competition coming up Saturday. Written by O.B. Rozell, this was a kind of morality play set “somewhere in the cosmos” [...]

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