Entertainment Briefs — Dec. 26
Read all about what's happening in the Brainerd lakes area this coming weekend and beyond. From concerts to author events to art exhibits, there is always lots of things to do. Each Thursday, make sure you check out the Entertainment section to add things to your calendar.
Her Crooked Heart to take stage in new year
NEW YORK MILLS — Twin Cities based band, Her Crooked Heart, led by singer/songwriter Rachel Ries, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020, at the New York Mills Cultural Center.
The quartet blends classical and electric guitar; piano and vintage synths; cello, woodwinds and drum triggers. This merging of acoustic and synthetic sounds is all inservice of the voice: four part vocal harmonies that shift from ethereal to an elemental wail, but always tell a story of transformation, a news release stated.
Ries is the recipient of a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Arts on Tour grant that along with support from the New York Mills Cultural Center brings this exciting new project and residency to the New York Mills community.
Ries and the band will be engaging a wide range of New York Mills schools, organizations, and community members in workshops pop-up performances and other activities throughout the week of Jan. 7-11 including Mills Manor, The Wadena Alternative Learning Center and New York Mills Area Public Schools. All activities are free and open to the public.
In May 2019 the band released their debut record, “To Love To Leave To Live,” to critical acclaim and tours throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. To bring these songs and this record to the stage, Ries enlisted Siri Undlin, Adelyn Strei and Hilary James to help.
Tickets for the concert are $15 at the door or $12 advance or $5 for students
For tickets or to learn more, visit www.kulcher.org or call 218-385-3339.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage foundation.