New Richmond, WIHudson Star-Observer

New Richmond issues call for community mural ideas

NEW RICHMOND -- The Social Justice Advisory Group is seeking submissions from local artists of all ages and skill levels to be considered for a community mural project. The Social Justice Advisory Group began as a community engagement effort facilitated by the city in July of 2020. A peaceful march...
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Lakeland, MNPioneer Press

Actor David Spade reaches out to Lakeland boy with rare brain tumor

Kim Clark found inspiration in an unlikely place when dealing with her 5-year-old son’s rare brain tumor. The Lakeland woman said a quote from the David Spade comedy “Joe Dirt” helped her through hard times after her son Ryder was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, a rare form of cancerous brain tumor that develops only in pediatric patients.
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Experience Hmong storytelling

“The Latehomecomer, a Hmong family memoir” by Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang, takes readers on a journey of the Hmong diaspora from the mountains of Laos, through refugee camps in Thailand and to new struggles in the United States. “An Evening with Kao Kalia Yang & Bee Yang,” is the...
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Cities 97.1 is bringing back 'Oake on the Water' this summer

After Cities 97.1 and Brian Oake reunited last month, they're now bringing back the summer live music series known as "Oake on the Water." The station and Morning Show host Oake announced Monday the live shows are coming back this summer, every Thursday between 4-7 p.m. "on the sun-soaked decks of lakeside restaurants and bars all over the Twin Cities."
Amery, WILeader-Telegram

Three artists featured through July 18 at Amery gallery

AMERY -- Three area artists are featured through July 18 at artZ Gallery, 208 N. Keller Ave. Barb Tanner of Amery is a jewelry artist and member of artZ Gallery who has been creating jewelry for several years. Tanner enjoys discovering new methods of making jewelry and the camaraderie of...
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Historical Society selects Warden’s House site manager

The Washington County Historical Society is excited to announce the new Warden’s House Museum Site Manager is Emily Krawczewski, of Hugo. Krawczewski began her journey into history and heritage as an enthusiastic tour guide for the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Emily graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a degree in Mass Communications.
Menomonie, WILeader-Telegram

Free showing of 'Wizard of Oz' Saturday in Menomonie

MENOMONIE -- A free showing of “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Mabel Tainter Theater, 205 Main St. E. Admission to the film will be limited to the first 75 people. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free snacks...

Authors to present works at ‘When writing Writing Meets art’

When Writing Meets Art, a literary reading series, will return to The Zephyr Theatre June 27. Eight authors will present an afternoon of poetry, memoir and fiction on the theatre’s outdoor stage, said Elissa Cottle, founder and curator of the series since 2011. Here are the authors who will read...

Put on your dancing shoes; Music on the River returns after hiatus

The moment many people have been waiting for will be here in a few short days; Amery’s beloved Music on the River (MOTR) series is back. This would have been the tenth year of MOTR, but last year COVID-19 caused a pause on the program. The previous year, weather took a toll on the event’s eighth season.
Red Wing,

Delve into the arts with the Deaf spending June in Red Wing

A cohort of five Deaf artists and writers is spending the month of June at the Anderson Center at Tower View working on individual creative projects. The five – a printmaker and a screenwriter, fiction and nonfiction writers -- represent all corners of the country, from the East Coast to the West Coast, from New York to Texas and from the heart of America’s Midwest.
River Falls, WIRiver Falls Journal

Meyer Middle Schooler's are back on stage with ‘Honk! Jr.'

When River Falls’ Meyer Middle schoolers woke up last year on opening day of their production of “The Music Man,” they were not expecting to be sent home before they took the stage. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been over a year since these young, musically inclined actors and...
Red Wing,

Red Wing's Anderson Center marks 25 years as beacon of creativity, innovation

The Anderson Center at Tower View will celebrate its 25th Anniversary as a creative nexus and one of the top artistic destinations in the upper Mississippi River region (National Geographic Traveler Magazine) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at 163 Tower View Drive in Red Wing. The family-friendly event will feature artist demonstrations and activities, live music and readings, food vendors, exhibits, and tours. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Anderson Center members and youth under 18.

Studio tour features mixed media throughout the valley

The annual ArtOPENer Studio Tour will showcase an eclectic mix of artists’ studios in the scenic St. Croix Valley. The tour will include studios extending from Bayport and Stillwater to Hudson, Wisconsin. Artists work in a variety of mediums including photography, wood, painting, fiber, glass, pottery and sculpture. See the map above to find the studio’s locations during the tour.

NEA Big Read continues in the valley

NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a month of events centered on around themes found in this year’s book selection, “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir” by Twin Cities author Kao Kalia Yang. The events produced by ArtReach St. Croix connect communities in the St. Croix Valley to the joy of reading a common book. Some highlights include:
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Hudson Concerts in the Park kicks off a varied lineup

HUDSON — Concerts in the Park will return to the Lakefront stage starting Thursday, June 17. The annual Hudson series will feature a lineup of musicians featuring a variety of different genres. “It’s a little something for everybody,” Parks Director Mike Mroz said. “It’s not the same week in and...

The Zephyr can host outdoor events this summer

The Riverside Swing Band performed June 6 on the outdoor stage at The Zephyr Theatre. It was the first al fresco entertainment of the summer season for the theatre. And there’s more entertainment to come after the Stillwater City Council, in a 5-0 vote on June 1, approved a permit that will allow the theatre to stage up to 18 outdoor events per month through Oct. 31.