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Performing arts


Great River Strings

Great River Strings and the Ripple River Strings, fall concerts: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $20 for families. Children under 6 are free.


Community Band performance

Central Lakes College Music Department’s Community Band and Jazz Ensemble concert, 8:01 p.m. Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre. Admission is $5 for adults, free to CLC students with student identification and free to children under age 12.


Uff-da! Ole’ and Lena

Uff-da! Ole’ and Lena are getting married performance, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Deerwood Auditorium. Tickets are $25 for dinner and show.


Grassroots Concerts Series

Jonathan Byrd, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 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 email


‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over and $8 for youth 18 and under. Tickets can be reserved by calling 218-568-9200 and will be available at the door starting one hour before each performance. More information can be found at the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts website


Accidental Hero

Accidental Hero performance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults in advance or $15 for adults and $1 for students at the door. Tickets are available online and at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at 218-894-2497. Tickets for veterans are free and can be reserved by calling Stan Carlson at 218-894-1899, emailing him at or by mail at 104 Park Road, Staples, MN 56479.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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