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Entertainment briefs- Apr. 14

The Starmakers class of Theresa Miller (left) Haley Norton, Grace Moran, Shakyra

Geritol Frolics auditions set

If you are 55 or older and you like to sing or dance, you’re qualified to audition for the Geritol Frolics.

Auditions are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. May 5 and from 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood, Brainerd. 

No prior performance experience or training is necessary. Singers may bring a prepared piece if they wish. For more information, call 825-3777.

Just For Kix dancers compete

Brainerd Just For Kix dancers competed in a United We Dance competition last weekend at Rochester Community College.

This event was the largest Just For Kix event, hosting more than 235 teams from Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. The senior lyrical team performed an exhibition to “Hallelujah,” coached by Ali Clough. 

Dream Team jazz (top level of the studio) competed head to head with Elk River and came out on top. The team is coached by Adina Belanger and performed “Eyes on Fire.” Brainerd had a rank of 4 and Elk River 8.

The Rising Stars team took second place with the song “Egyptian,” with a rank of 10. St. Cloud took top honors with 9 rank points. The Brainerd team is coached by Clough.

Starmakers Jazz, coached by Belanger, took third place with 12 rank points. Marshall took first with 4 rank points, Elk River second with 10 and St. Cloud fourth with 14. The team is coached by Adina Belanger.

The eighth- though 12th-grade kick team, coached by Jamie Clough, took third place in the Junior Kix category with 11 rank points. St. Cloud took first with 7 rank points, Elk River was second with 9 and Elk River fourth with 16.

Art show opens

NEW YORK MILLS — The annual show of the work of junior and senior high school-age students opened Wednesday and will run through April 23, with a reception for the student artists from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Two of the creations were made in Luke Becker’s welding class. One is a metal model based on the familiar bridge that rises to let large ships into Duluth Harbor. The second is a welded steel model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Both sculptures will be featured in New York Mills Cultural Center Sculpture Park after the high school show ends.

 The third class project is a large — approximately 5 feet across at the base — Sierpinski’s Triangle made by the 10th grade geometry students in New York Mills. Sierpinski’s Triangle is a geometric pattern of tetrahedrons that is replicated repeatedly to form a three dimensional object.  

 Many other works by student artists also will be featured in this year’s show, open to the public.  

Book-signing event set in Aitkin

AITKIN — A book-signing with Judy Kuusisto and a doll presentation are scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin.

Kuusisto is the illustrator of the book,” The Doll Lady.” Doll collectors of the current exhibit will be on hand to answer questions about their dolls. 

Woodtick Races slated June 11

CUYUNA — The Cuyuna Fire Department will host the 32nd annual Woodtick Races on June 11 in Cuyuna. Races start at 1 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee.

For booth information, contact Lou Dirkes at 838-4270 or go to