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MOORHEAD — Garrison Keillor says he's retired, but that doesn't mean he's taking it easy. The former host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" wrapped up a week-long trek around Minnesota with a one-man show at Moorhead's Concordia College on Friday night. His "Gratitude Tour" took him to five mid-size markets, each one having played a role in his radio career. He took the name for the show he started from the neighboring Prairie Home Cemetery. "Radio saved my soul," he said as he walked through the crowd. "That's why I'm here, to say 'thank you.'"
Whiskey Fest on tap at Sanctuary The 2017 Fargo Whiskey Fest is setting 'em up on Wednesday, April 12, at Sanctuary Events Center. This celebration of distilled spirits offers samples of around 90 whiskeys from America, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Bottles range from the standard offerings to rarer top shelf varieties, like Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece, which sells for more than $200 a bottle.
MOORHEAD — Some familiar faces and legendary names will be coming to town this summer and fall. The 2017 concert series for Moorhead's Bluestem Center for the Arts was announced Tuesday morning and includes return visits from singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt and indie rock band Modest Mouse. The lineup also holds a return from Fargo-based singer/guitarist Jonny Lang, a stop on country icon Kenny Rogers' farewell tour and the first local show by alternative rock giants, The Pixies.
FARGO—April Fools Day came a little early as the Fargo-Moorhead Opera opened a hilarious new staging of "Pirates of Penzance" Friday night, March 31, at Festival Concert Hall. The jokes weren't on the nearly full house, but a few were on the White House, or rather just the Tweeter in Chief. Leading up to the show, FM Opera had touted an updated staging, moving the action to a "Mad Men"-inspired mid-20th Century modern period. Those updates didn't add much as this production is performer-powered.
The circus is coming to town, but that's not the only show this weekend. New steps are taken on the Yellow Brick Road at the Fargo Theatre, Concordia College theater tells some twisted fairy tales, a rock band asks fans to shapeshift and flight of fancy takes off at the Rourke. 'The Wizard of Oz' Saturday and Sunday The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, sees a different version of "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend. FM Ballet follows the yellow brick road in a dance interpretation of Dorothy and her friends' adventures.
FARGO — Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra patrons may hear more challenging, thought-provoking works this season, but they won't have as much fun as they will at today's concert as Saturday night's show put the funny in the symphony. Pardon the pun, but after an evening of Peter Schickele humor, it’s hard not to keep laughing.
FARGO — Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson brings his feel-good pop sounds to Sanctuary Events Center on Friday, Aug. 18. Hutchinson broke out with his 2007 single, "Rock & Roll." In the years since, his songs like "Watching You Watch Him" and "Tell the World" have been featured in TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Growing Up Fisher," increasing his exposure.
FARGO—Pop rock band Goo Goo Dolls returns to Fargo-Moorhead for a July 20 show at Scheels Arena. The group, fronted by founding partners guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist and singer Robby Takac, are touring behind the 2016 album, "Boxes," but are best known for acoustic rockers like "Iris," "Slide" and a cover of Supertramp's "Give a Little Bit." In 2014, the group played to a packed house of about 3,200 at Bluestem Center for the Arts, in Moorhead. Phillip Phillips opens the 7:30 p.m. show.
FARGO—Kilbourne Group and the Arts Partnership revealed a "creative incubator' in downtown Fargo Tuesday, Feb. 14. Called APT—which is not an acronym—the collaboration is a mix of artists' studio and spaces for workshops, performances and other events. The project provides renters for a previously empty Kilbourne property at 225 4th Ave. N. Renters started moving into the building in December and now 16 of the 26 spaces are occupied by visual and performing artists. Rent ranges from $137 to $400 per month, depending on the size.
FARGO — When it comes to home remodeling, things really heat up in the kitchen. Improvements in the cooking area can add big return for the buck in terms of home value. New appliances, cabinetry, light, flooring, paint and layout are all things to consider, but one of the more overwhelming choices can be countertops. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of options when it comes to picking the surface where you'll prepare and possibly even serve food, most likely the area you see most in the room.