Cancion de las Americas

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for another exciting symphonic concert titled “Canción de las Américas” (Song of the Americas) on Sunday May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Mankato West High School Auditorium. This concert will focus on music from all over the Latin world, including compositions by Ravel, Villa-Lobos, and Bermel. Special guest vocalist and percussionist Estaire Godinez will also be making an appearance. It’ll be a celebration of Latin music, a fusion of Old World elegance and modern rhythms, music that makes the heart both sing and dance.

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Mankato Area International Festival to Highlight Music and Dance

The foods, music, dances and customs of dozens of nations can be experienced at the 38th annual Mankato Area International Festival, Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union. Admission, entertainment and parking are free.

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Revilwen CD Release Party a Blast and Success

Revilwen photos came flashing in across Facebook feeds from FuzzTalkRadio, a Mankato-based Internet radio network that commands thousands of local listeners every month. Fuzzy, the host and mastermind behind the FuzzTalk brand was at the show, as he is at so many, and took quite a few pics at the exciting show that rocked the What's Up Lounge on Riverfront this weekend.

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MSU Faculty at Good Thunder Reading Series

MSU Faculty at Good Thunder Reading Series

Minnesota State Mankato’s Good Thunder Reading Series ends its 2013-14 academic year programming when faculty creative writers Candace Black and Roger Sheffer hold a residency on Thursday, April 24. In the morning, the two will be interviewed on KMSU 89.7 FM. At 3:00 p.m. in CSU Ostrander Auditorium, they will lead a discussion on the craft of writing. At 7:30 p.m. in CSU Room 253, they will read from their published works. All events are free and open to the public.

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PLRAC Releases More Funds for Minnesota Artists in 2014

PLRAC Funds More MN Artists 2014

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce that grants of $103,682 from the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund have been awarded to nineteen organizations in the region. This fund was created by the people of Minnesota to support the arts and preserve our heritage. The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, passed by the voters in November, 2008, created new resources for land conservation, water conservation, parks and the Arts.

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Havana Photographs from Eden Prairie Photographer in Saint Peter

Havana Photographs from Eden Prairie Photographer in Saint Peter

SAINT PETER, MINN. – The Arts Center of Saint Peter will feature “Being Havana,” a photographic essay by Eden Prairie photographer Michael Borg documenting life on the streets of Havana, from May 10-June 8.

A free public reception Saturday, May 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m. will feature a brief talk by Borg on his work in Havana and his choice to strip away “the first layers of information viewers expect to see in photographs,” Borg says. By de-saturating the digital images, Borg intended to focus on the human experience rather than the aesthetics of the vignettes.

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Book Award Finalist to Read at Arts Center of Saint Peter

Minnesota Book Award Finalist Rachael Hanel

Minnesota Book Award Finalist Rachael Hanel, together with Michigan poet Andrea Scarpino, will conduct a workshop and readings from their latest works on Thursday, May 8 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter.

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Hungry Twin Cities Travelers Visit Mankato & St. Peter Area for More Than College Visits

Baked Bread from Flour Power Bakers in Mankato

As the Star Tribune's travel section pointed out with a special column from Jean Sramek, a Duluth-based journalist, the Greater Mankato area (Mankato, North Mankato and Saint Peter) is known to folks in the Twin Cities as the "college town", and is where many send their young sons and daughters to attend school, or rather their sons and daughters choose to go to school there. Yes, Mankato, more specifically, Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU or MSU) has a reputation for being somewhat of a party campus.

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Tetris on Biggest Screen - The Side of a Building!

The city of Philadelphia always has something interesting or exciting happening. Six days ago, a YouTube video showed one of those amazing events in the city. People were playing the classic arcade game, Tetris, using a joystick connected via 4G to lights on the side of a building in Philly to play a larger than life game of Tetris. Many people turned out for the event, which last year featured Pong, according to an organizer at the event.

The event was organized by Drexler University in Philly.

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Craft Beer on the Move in Minnesota

Mankato Brewery Amber Ale Print

The craft beer trend is on the move in Minnesota, with its wild popularity growing all the time. Home brewers and brew-pubs are popping up everywhere and entire industry events are being held such as those at the two biggest convention centers in Southern Minnesota, outside the Twin Cities.

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