Little Falls ensemble performs with The Revolution 5

ST. CLOUD — The St. Francis Percussion Ensemble will perform with The Revolution 5 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud.

The Revolution 5 is Minnesota’s premier Beatles Tribute. Since its inception in 2010, the group has played an array of venues across the Midwest. According to a news release, the band’s extensive set list includes hours upon hours of Beatles tunes and boasts virtually every chart-topping hit sprinkled with a handful of deeper tracks for the true enthusiast. Rather than distract audiences with mop tops or an impersonation act, the group focuses on recapturing the unforgettable sound and energy of a live Beatles performance through uncanny attention to detail and use of period instruments.

The concert titled “With a Little Help from our Friends,” features the St. Francis Percussion Ensemble, directed by St. Francis Music Center faculty John Tetrault and Amanda Jansen. Relying on all percussive instruments and some non-instruments, the group presents a wide variety of music to appreciative audiences. The group includes student musicians Ava Haggerty, Will Jorgenson, Aidan Kaddatz, Michael Oberton, Sunny Savard and Sadie Stalmer.

Tickets are available from the Paramount box office at 320-259-5463 or online at its website at This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Monthly dance set

The New Piney Woods Folkdance Club will host its monthly dance from 7- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 18, in room 228 at the Franklin Arts Center. This dance is an open to everyone and no experience in dance is necessary. The folk dancers explore easy to do dances from around the globe in line, circle and couple formations. The idea is to enjoy the company of other folks in a relaxed, fun, global music atmosphere, a news release stated. All dances are taught and no partner is necessary.

Contact Paul Wilson at 218-821-3462 for more information.

Youth Mic Night set Feb. 24

Youth on Stage Open Mic event will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at the Brainerd Eagles Club.

Brainerd Elks Lodge 615 sponsors the event through an Elks National Foundation grant and by the Brainerd Eagles Club No. 215. This monthly youth-oriented event is geared for those age 25 and younger who have a family-friendly talent to share on a year-round basis.

Talent may include singing, playing an instrument, storytelling, essay reading, poetry, tap dancing, comedy, magic, a band or ensemble to perform to live audiences. Eight 15-minute time slots are open on a first come basis. Those wishing to sign up should go to or may do so at the venue, the Eagles Club, on the night of a performance.

The event typically is hosted every fourth Monday of the month.