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U of M Students Get Warm Welcome With Free Concert Tickets

Haley Bonar

Students at the University of Minnesota will get a warm welcome back for the new school year with free concert tickets courtesy of 89.3, The Current radio station, which operates from the University of St. Thomas campus in Minneapolis.

Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson will perform live at the Northrop Auditorium tonight at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7. General admission is $10 but bring a UMN student ID and get two free tickets to the show. U of M students will receive a promo code in their email to get the free tickets actually.

Amboy Arts 'n More Festival Still Going Strong

Amboy's long running art festival is going to take place again in early September. The Amboy Arts 'n More festival is a project of the Amboy Community Club whose mission is to provide social, cultural, and environmental contributions to the Amboy area, according to their official website.

Each year the Amboy Community Club holds the Arts 'n More Festival with the goal of stimulating the practice and appreciation of many types of art and music in the Amboy local community. This year the festival will focus on the art of dance, according to the community club there.

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Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries

Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries is an arts initiative that focuses on literacy and art together. The series made a recent stop in Owatonna. It ran at the Owatonna Arts Center from June 19-July 30.

The 3rd biennial EASEL exhibit featured pieces depicting the artists' interpretation of the easel theme promoting books, a letter or letters, reading, authors, or the library. Works by Steele County/Owatonna artists Ke Ning Dauffenbach, Judy Srsen, and Sandy Dinse were included in the exhibit at the Owatonna Arts Center, 435 Garden View Lane.

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Good Thunder Reading Series Announces 33rd Season

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Good Thunder Reading Series will host fifteen writers over nine residencies during its 33nd annual program. Aimed at reflecting the diversity and vitality of contemporary writing, the series invites both emerging and established writers to Mankato to meet with community writers and readers, be interviewed on public radio, lead discussions on the craft of writing, and read from their published works.

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Bob Dylan to Play at Orpheum Theater

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan will play the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis on November 4, according to Eventful, an event finder website. The show starts at 8 pm according to the site. No other information was made available about the show.

Tickets will go on sale November 6 for this Minnesota legend who grew up on the Iron Range. Dylan will also play Nov. 5 and 6 according to other online sources.

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Historic New Ulm Popcorn Business Put to Rest Over Food Safety Issues

A historic New Ulm food business had to close up shop. A popcorn stand with a 100-year history in New Ulm was closed over food safety concerns, as the Mankato Gazette reports.

Last week, the Brown County Historical Society board made the decision to close it because upgrades due to regulation would be too expensive. The problem with the food stand was that it did not have hand washing or water capabilities for employees. Read the Mankato Gazette for more at www.mankatogazette.com

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Lawbreakers with Flame Squad Crew in Twin Cities Performance

The boys and girls from Flame Squad joined the stage with fellows from Lawbreakers. Check out the Facebook photos:

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Regional Exhibition Features 60 Pieces of Artwork, Exhibit Open at Arts Center of Saint Peter

The 22nd Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition will award $1,300 in Cash Awards to local artists. The exhibition will be on display from August 23 to September 21, 2014 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 South Minnesota Avenue; gallery hours are: Tuesday- Friday 11 a.m. -6 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Selection Committee Announces CityArt On the Go Winners

CityArt on the Go

The City Center Partnership’s CityArt Committee is excited to announce the 2014 CityArt On the Go winners. These artists will either be painting or creating digital art images that will be permanently displayed on traffic signal cabinets along Riverfront Drive, Second Street and Broad Street.

The artists chosen include the following from Mankato and North Mankato: Loralea Baldwin, Terri DeGezelle, Julie Johnson and Ann E. Judkins. Also chosen were Terra Rathi from Minneapolis, Greg Mueller from South Carolina and Chris Emmanuel from Canada.

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