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Library of Congress treasures shown in Brainerd

A traveling exhibit from the Library of Congress will be in Brainerd today and Wednesday, to give residents a glimpse of historic materials. Included in the trailer of treasures, says the LOC, will be:

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Park Square

How about a little summer in your fall?
Park Square Theatre, which has operated a major education program for decades, is bringing back “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for student groups, starting on Nov. 16 and continuing through mid-December.

NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and more jazz picks

Sunday: “Lush Life: Interpretations of the American jazz canon.” Honeydog Adam Levy and DJ Jake Rudh host an evening of musical exploration at the Southern, where some of the Twin Cities’ top hip-hop artists will dip into the Great

Ramstad twins address the body in ‘Symptom’

We were wondering when this was going to happen: When dancer Otto Ramstad would team with his twin brother, visual artist and designer Emmett Ramstad, for an evening of performance.

Dancing with elephants at the Southern

No, you aren’t dreaming. Yes, there will be an elephant in a dance performance this weekend, or rather, a dancer in a plush pachyderm costume.

Author Paul Hillmer to speak at Carleton Hmong celebration

Paul Hillmer, the author of “A People’s History of the Hmong” and an associate professor at Concordia University, will speak at Carleton College’s celebration of the traditional Hmong New Year on Saturday in Northfield.
The celebration, co-sponsore

‘American Idol’ contestant to star in Ordway’s ‘Joseph’

An “American Idol” contestant will headline the cast of the Ordway’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” coming to St. Paul in December.
Starring as Joseph will be Anthony Fedorov, who was in the top four in Idol’s fourth season.