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FARGO—As the Goo Goo Dolls return to Fargo for tonight's show at Scheels Arena, the 31-year-old group approaches a significant anniversary. While co-founders John Rzeznik and Robby Takac landed on the charts with 1995's "Name," it was "Iris" three years later that made the band big stars. The ballad remained atop Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart for a record 18 weeks and was eventually nominated for three Grammys.
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FARGO — Calling him, "One of the most recognized radio voices in Fargo-Moorhead and the Upper Midwest," KFGO radio announced Monday, July 17, that longtime host Tom Wynn is retiring. Wynn, 79, will walk away from the microphone at the end of July, according to a post on the radio station's website. A 60-year veteran of the airwaves, Wynn has been a fixture at KFGO for 37 years. Wynn currently hosts "Tom Wynn and Friends" from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. with Bonnie Amistadi and Doug Leier.
MOORHEAD—Trollwood Performing Arts School's "Beauty and the Beast" opens tonight, but for some in the production, it's the end of an important chapter in their lives. A group of seven recently graduated high school seniors will say goodbye to the arts program after 10 years of involvement. Trollwood's mainstage musical is open for kids from 14 to those who graduated high school during the performance year.
Rock band Ween has been added to the summer concert series at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, playing Thursday, Aug. 31. Fronted by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, known as respectively as Gene Ween and Dean Ween, the group started in the mid-1980s making home recordings. Ween has released nine albums, an eclectic mix of rock, country, soul, funk, R&B, gospel, heavy metal and punk. Tickets range from $42.50 to $85, plus fees.
MOORHEAD—Theatre B will open its next season in Moorhead and the troupe hopes its new home will spark an arts revitalization on the east side of the Red River. The organization announced in a press release that it would move to the former Lincoln School gymnasium at 215 10th St. N. in Moorhead.
MOORHEAD — If age is only a number, it's a catchy number in Tony Bennett's world. The 90-year-old singer showed little signs of slowing down Thursday night as he wowed a crowd of 2,396 at Bluestem Center for the Arts.
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.