Sherwin and Pam Linton, and the Cotton Kings at the Little Falls Ballroom

Special guest bartender Father Ben will join Sherwin and Pam Linton, and the Cotton King at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the Little Falls Ballroom.

The Johnny Cash tribute singer Sherwin Linton will perform at the middle school fundraiser for a student trip to Washington, D.C.

General admission for the special event is $35. For more information, call 320-632-9992 or email

Stage North Theatre Co. presents 'A Christmas Story'

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Stage North Theatre Co. will present "A Christmas Story" at the Franklin Arts Center on Kingwood Street in Brainerd. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19..

Dramatized from the popular 1983 movie, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle really is the perfect Christmas gift.

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, call 218-232-6810. Tickets are also available at the A Needle Pulling Thread store in the Franklin Arts Center.

Neil Diamond tribute by Matt Vee

Celebrate the music of Neil Diamond performed by Matt Vee, and his family and friends with his “I Am … He Said” performance at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts on the campus of Brainerd High School.

With songs like "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and "Sweet Caroline," Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

This nostalgic celebration stars Vee, nephew of the late 1960s pop star and teen idol, Bobby Vee.

Tickets are $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 218-855-8199 or visit