Fifth Season of the Lind House Play Reading Series

The Alice Lind Play Reading Society began with a proposal from the then New Ulm Actors Community Theatre, (Now State Street Theater Co) Board of Directors to the Board of the Lind House to participate in a joint venture. After several meetings, the first reading occurred on May 8, 2012 with a reading of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. Paul Warshauer was the first Play Reading Leader and Mary Jane Glawe was the Co-Leader and “official caterer.” There has been an uninterrupted play reading event since the founding.

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Vikings Stadium Set to be Among Most Hi Tech in the NFL

MN Vikings US Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings Stadium, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, is set to become one of the most high tech in the NFL for its video and scoreboard technology, which was manufactured in Minnesota.

Video: Cheap Trick at Mankato Rib Fest 2015

Mankato is home to Rib Fest. In 2015, Cheap Trick, a popular band from the 1980s, performed at Rib Fest in Mankato. A concertgoer filmed one of the sets and released the video on YouTube a few months ago. The song is called "Ello Kiddies". The performance is dated August 7, 2015.

Tom Sommers uploaded the video and said the following:

"They just keep getting better! I don't know how they do it. They are the greatest American Rock Band, period!"

As of this posting, the video had a little more than 400 views on YouTube.

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Top 10 Tech Gifts for Christmas in Southern Minnesota in 2015

This holiday season, there are plenty of shopping opportunities for technology. Whether you are shopping for your wife, your husband, your children or your uncle Bob, there are plenty of different gadgets that will be hot this year, in 2015. If you played your cards right, you may have found a great deal on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (doubtful) or Cyber Monday (much more likely). Best Buy and Target, two major Minnesota retailers seemed to miss the mark this year in promoting several high profile gift items.

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Coca-Cola Pulls Ad After Offending Indigenous Mexicans

Coca-Cola delivery

Coca-Cola has offended indigenous people in Mexico after releasing a commercial depicting a young group of Caucasian people coming to bring Coke to people in Oaxaca. According to Delish via MSN, the commercial sparked outrage among many indigenous Mexicans in Mexico and others across the continent, accusing the company of racist messaging.

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Thanksgiving Video Pick of the Week: Crash Cuddle Live at Whats Up via FuzzTalk

Crash Cuddle is Slanted Mag's Video Pick of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this excellent music performed live at the What's Up Lounge in Mankato, Minnesota in 2013. Shout out to FuzzTalkRadio.com for the video production and local music promotion efforts!

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CityArt People's Choice Winner Announed

godzilla sculpture

MANKATO, Minn.— Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership announced the 2015 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour award winners at the November 17th Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event. The People’s Choice was awarded to Dale Lewis of Hastings, MN for his stainless steel sculpture “Godzilla”, currently located in the City Center of North Mankato. This sculpture will be purchased by the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers and permanently installed in City Center Mankato.

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Wildlife Paintings by Joel Jackson

Wildlife Paintings by Joel Jackson

SAINT PETER, MINN. – “Wildlife and Bird Feathers,” the largest single exhibition to date of digital photography and paintings by Saint Peter artist Joel Jackson, will be on display at the Arts Center of Saint Peter Nov. 27 through Dec. 27. Jackson, who was born in Tanzania and lived there for the first 18 years of his life, says interaction with wildlife was integral to his formative years. Jackson went on to earn a degree in art from Gustavus Adolphus College, and spent the majority of his career as an information technology specialist until retirement in 2014.

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Merely Players Announces Plea to Help Kris Kringle

Historic Merely Players Community Theater is putting out a call for “Letters to Santa” to appear on-stage for their next production, Miracle on 34th Street. The theater group is following up it’s the success of its 2015-16 Season opener, Junie B. Jones, The Musical, with this holiday classic to warm the heart and give a reason to believe. Maggie Maes, director of the play, explained the request, “We really wanted to find a way for the whole community to take part in our performance, if even in a small way.

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Javier Trejo at the Arts Center

SAINT PETER, MINN. – Lauded by Twin Cities Daily Planet for his “ungodly guitar skill, smart songwriting, and powerfully emotive vocals,” guitarist, singer and songwriter Javier Trejo and his band will perform at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Friday, Nov. 20. Trejo plays in a range of genres, augmenting Latin roots with rock, R&B, blues, and countrywestern.

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