Rasslin Memories Remembers Otto Wanz (9/16/17)

Area News and Events,Rasslin' Memories and More by GlenBraget on September 17, 2017

Rasslin Memories returns for Season Six on a somber note as George Schire and Glen Braget remember the life and career of former AWA World Champion Otto Wanz, who passed away September 14, 2017 at the age of 74. Find out the story behind how Wanz became AWA champion and it’s impact on the company.

Pioneer 90.1 Weekly Arts Calendar – NW Minnesota and Beyond! 9-14 through 9-17

Area News and Events by GlenBraget on September 15, 2017


“Weekly Arts Calendar”
Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th

SATURDAY, 16th & SUNDAY, 17th The Greater East Grand Forks-Grand Forks Community Theater presents “The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Divinity Church.” Performance times at the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks are Saturday night at 7:30, with a Sunday matinee at 2 pm.
SATURDAY, 16th The Badger Fall Fest in Badger, Minnesota. City Wide Events all day long, to include a breakfast, parade at11am, food and games and craft vendors.
SATURDAY, 16th The Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul presents “We the People.” Admission is free and open to the public from 10 am to 6pm.
SATURDAY, 16th The Greater Twin Cities YMCA presents “The Prairie Burn Music Festival” at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin.
SATURDAY, 16th The “Wild Rice Festival” in Roseville, MN from 10 am to 4 pm. The event includes demonstrations of the methods used to harvest wild rice.
MONDAY, 18th The University of Minnesota – Crookston Campus – presents “Music on Monday’s” with featured performer Haley Klinkhammer.
SUNDAY, 24th The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2017-2018 season with a performance called “America the Beautiful” featuring music by Copland, Barber and Hanson. Guest performer is Ilan Morgenstern on the Bass Trombone. Tickets available at 746-5500.

Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council from 9-12-17

Area News and Events,Northwest MN Arts Council by GlenBraget on September 13, 2017

Cathy Forgit of rural Crookston/Beltrami, MN is a fabric artist who benefited from a grant application to the NWMAC. With NWMAC support she purchased a “warping mill” to help create her artwork. Cathy talks about her love of art and the process of applying for financial aid from the NWMAC.

Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) from 9-5-17

Area News and Events,Northwest MN Arts Council by GlenBraget on September 8, 2017

Jerry Amiot – President of the Polk County (MN) Historical Society – talks about the recently held French Chautauqua Festival near Red Lake Falls, MN plus the upcoming “Pioneer Day” in Crookston, MN on Sunday, September 10th. Pioneer Day is an annual event and details were discussed concerning the events/demonstrations/music that are funded by the NWMAC during Pioneer Day.

Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) from 8-29-17

Area News and Events,Northwest MN Arts Council by GlenBraget on August 30, 2017

Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NWMAC discusses: Development and production of the 2017 Area Artist Handbook (resource with visuals of their work). The NWMAC “Artist in Residency” program to help train regional artists to work in residency for schools and other event-based activities and events. Current showcase at the NWMAC Gallery and Gift Shop in downtown East Grand Forks, MN (Pottery by Janet Johnson of Malung. MN and paintings and drawings by Lucille Nelson of Argyle, MN.)

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