Arts & Entertainment

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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  The annual Zimmerman High School Art Show was held Tuesday evening with dozens of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures by students on display. Voting for a People’s Choice award were students from elementary through high school as well as adults visiting in the evening. The entrants shown here were among the leaders in the [...]

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  By Bruce Strand, Arts editor Choosing that which you want to focus upon, then presenting it vividly, are keys to any art form, including photography. Such clarity and artistry are qualities of these photos taken by Elk River High School students. The Star News staff selected this dozen for your enjoyment from 27 student’s [...]

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Elk River folk/rock musician Joey Shaheen, also known as “The Wrong Omar,” announced that has a new album called “Zemblanity” available on his web site (www.thewrongomar.com) and on I-Tunes. It was produced by John Wright of the “Lehto and Wright” celtic duo, and features drummer Billy Thommes (who’s played with Johnny Lange), Joe Savage, Danny [...]

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SOAR Regional Arts has put out a call for actors for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Auditions will be held Saturday, May 17, at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE in St. Michael, from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults (age 14 and above) should prepare 32 bars (verse and a [...]

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