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Performing arts


Aitkin Community Theater

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Aitkin High School. Tickets are $8 and available at Aitkin Independent Age or at the door.


Legacy Five

Legacy Five, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Heritage Assembly of God Church.

Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket locations are Bethany Book Store in Baxter, KTIG in Pequot Lakes, Good Book and Gift in Little Falls and the Brainerd Dispatch. Or purchase online at or by calling 800-965-9324.


Music through the Ages

Music through the Ages with Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl, a husband and wife instrumental duo, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Brainerd Public Library.

Cultural Arts Series

George Winston, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets are $35-$50 and available from the CLC Theatre Box Office, 855-8255 or email, or online at

Geritol Frolics

Geritol Frolics: Show dates are Oct. 18-21 and 25-28, Franklin Arts Center. Ticket prices are $10 and $12 and can be purchased by phone at 825-4993.

LOL comedy

Laugh Out Loud 2012 comedy, 7 p.m. Friday, The Old Waterfall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Majority of the proceeds are being donated to Ruby’s Pantry.


Grassroots Concerts Series

Doug and Telisha Williams, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to or call 839-4092 or e-mail

Acclaimed recording artist

Mary Beth Carlson to perform 7 p.m. Sunday, Gull Lake Conference Center at Grand View Lodge; free.


Staples Motley Arts Council concert series

The Hornheads, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Centennial Auditorium; Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance or $15 for adults and $1 for students at the door. Tickets are available online, at the arts council’s website or at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at 218-894-2497. Anyone purchasing five or more advance sale tickets to any event or series of events at the Community Education Office will receive a special season price of only $10 per ticket. The five-ticket discount is not available online.

For more information go to the Arts Council’s website at

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