Arts & Entertainment

  Front Porch Musical Theatre will present “Seussical Jr.” at the St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West auditorium June 12-14 with six performances. Leading roles are played by Hunter Fraser of Maple Grove (Horton the Elephant), Madeleine Worthington of Elk River (Mayzie), Lucy Dunne of Elk River (Jojo), Anthony Sixta of Hanover (Cat in the Hat), [...]

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North Ballet Academy of Rogers will present its Spring Performance of “An Evening of Broadway” on Saturday, June 14, at Osseo High School, beginning 4:30 p.m. North Ballet features dozens of students from Elk River, Rogers, St Michael, Zimmerman, Buffalo, Princeton, and other communities. “This is going to be a wonderful performance,” said Katie Kocinski, [...]

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  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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