Arts & Entertainment

  Twenty units from around the state will compete, and local groups will unveil their 2014 shows, in the eighth annual River Valley Winter Arts Festival at Elk River High School on Saturday, March 15, beginning 5 p.m. The competition, which draws nearly 2,000 spectators each year, will feature music, performance and dance by competing [...]

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  Spectrum freshman Kelly Mitchell was a finalist in a national contest sponsored by Photographers Forum and Nikon, announced her teacher, Jessica Kemnitz. Her black-and-white portrait of classmate Corinna Siebsen was one of 700 entrants picked, from 16,600 students entering, for the 34th annual College and High School Photography Contest.   “Photography is a major [...]

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  SOAR Regional Arts is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” this week — Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.,    Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at St. Michael Middle School West. Lead roles include Sydney Segelstrom of Rogers as Belle, Michael Wegter of Buffalo as the Beast, and Tate Kindom [...]

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There will be extra performance of “Winnie the Pooh” on Sunday due to weather cancellations of the Youth Theatre Workshop’s  Thursday and Friday showings. On Sunday, in addition to the regularly-scheduled 2 p.m. performance, there will also be a 6 p.m. performance, at the Little Theatre in the back end of Elk River High School.

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  SOAR Regional Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast,” featuring more than 100 student actors, ages 5-18, from the St. Michael, Albertville, Rogers and Otsego area, next week at St. Michael Middle School West. This 90-minute version of the Broadway production has wacky villagers, enchanted furniture and dancing flatware performing such popular songs as [...]

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  Artists from Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman are among the award winners in the North Hennepin Community College’s annual High School Awards program. Students involved were recognized at a ceremony Thursday evening at NHCC.  The local students are: •Nikita Skorykh, Elk River senior, for a ceramics, Naked Raku. •Jennifer Eggen, Rogers senior, for pen [...]

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