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“The Gathering” celebrates 16th Year

“The Gathering”, an annual event, hosted by Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe’s owners Kristi and Joe Kraemer, was held on Saturday, October 14th.

The event raised $1092 and over 200 pounds of donated food items for the Crosslake Area Food Shelf.

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Verse Like Water to host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt October 2017

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt on at noon on Oct. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus.

One of the great lyric voices in American literature, Voigt has written seven books of poetry and has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She lives in Vermont and is a professor in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

"I am so excited Ellen Bryant Voigt is kicking off the sixth year of programming for this reading series,” said Jeff Johnson, CLC English instructor and proprietor of Verse Like Water.

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Rock and Blue Grass The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball. ” Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. This classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. The group will perform as part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Art Series on Friday, November 3. The single show will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre.

Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family. The original album has sold 20 million copies and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant value". In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Tommy number 96 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Meyers had been looking for the right band to pull off this high wire bluegrass approach for several decades and The HillBenders are the right band. With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, The HillBenders bring Pete Townshend’s original vision to life in a new and exciting way.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great time for both citizens and businesses to take stock of their online security measures. Cyber threats targeting personal and business interests continue to increase and it’s important to take whatever steps you can to secure your technology, data and personal information. Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers tips for individuals and businesses to consider implementing.

“We know there’s no way to completely guarantee one’s safety from online threats,” said Susan Adams Loyd, President and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “But we also know there are ways you can decrease your exposure.”

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Legacy Chorale brings “Bach to Broadway” to Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd - November 12

The Legacy Chorale will present a performance of “Bach to Broadway” at 3:30 pm, November 12, 2017 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. This  entertaining and educational concert features the best classical, operatic and Broadway choruses of all time, showcasing more than 450 years of Western musical heritage.

“These days there is huge interest in genealogy and finding our roots,” said Sarah Aamot, The Legacy Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director. “This concert is something like looking at our musical family tree. Concert attendees will hear music our ancestors gave us and learn how their contributions help shape our music now. They’ll also discover ageless music—great songs and choruses that never go out of style.”

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