Arts & Entertainment

  Maddy Sorenson, versatile Elk River musician, participated in the All-State Symphonic Band Week in early August at St. Olaf. The junior-to-be was chosen for the Minnesota Music Educators Association event after auditions last spring. Sorenson, who plays several instruments, primarily clarinet and baritone sax, has been a member of several pit orchestras for plays [...]

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  The fifth annual Photography Exhibit is currently on display at the Elk River Area Arts Alliance, featuring the works of 21 photographers. A reception for the public to meet the photographers, with author Stan Tekiela on hand signing his books, will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery at [...]

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• Zimmerman teen’s love of horses, learning, photography will be quenched at State Fair by Jim Boyle Editor Anna Serbus, 17, of Zimmerman, has many passions, and she fuels most of them at state and county fairs through her involvement in 4-H programs. This year the member of Richochet Riders 4-H Club will have her photography [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor An aerial photo of the city taken via remote control by Joel Feld was chosen as the winner of the first Elk River Chamber of Commerce photography contest. The Chamber decided to host the contest this year with the stipulation that the photographers shoot local scenes. Nine photos chosen [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Suzie Spitzenberger didn’t start drawing until she was in her 50’s but it didn’t take long for her to get pretty good at presenting her two favorite subjects: birds and Bobby. “I started drawing birds five years ago, just to relax,” said Spitzenberg, a lifelong bird-watcher who has a [...]

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Nicholas Anthony, comedian from Elk River, announced that he’ll appear on FOX television on Saturday, Aug. 9, at midnight, in an experimental stand-up comedy show called “Laughs.” For details on the show, you may visit www.LaughsTVShow.com. Anthony has live performances coming up at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA, on Wed. Aug. 27, and The Ventura Harbor [...]

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