THE NEW FORTY Please God, let her play the viola her entire life...
Tonight was the 8th Grade Orchestra's Winter Concert. Cheyenne has been in orchestra since 6th grade. There are only two concerts a year - one in the winter and one in the spring. The winter concerts ... Posted on 11/29/12 at 11:31 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Decorative Duct Tape?
I used to be a staunch Wal-Mart patron. I have no idea when this changed, and it may change again now that a new store is going up close to my house. But recently I have found that I am in Target stor... Posted on 6/9/12 at 8:00 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Wu Dang Shan Temples: Fantasy v. Reality
Initially, I chose to come to Wu Dang Shan (rather than other sights in China) because I wanted to participate in the culture---by way of doing tai chi. But let's not neglect the fact that sight-seei... Posted on 9/13/11 at 1:45 PM
Members of the River Falls High School BASIE Jazz Band practice for the CAB GALA, which will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Riverview Hotel & Suites. The BASIE Jazz band will be the opening act beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shown, from left: Saxophone players Karis Baerenwald, Jordan Roen, Hanna Stenerson, and Kaya Werner.
The 2013 River Falls High School Junior Prom churned up a good time for students attending the big end-of-year social event that included a grand march of about 167 couples watched by family and friends then a students-only party themed Under the Sea.
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Kinni Clayworks opened two years ago as a potter’s studio that hosts parties, demonstrates pottery making at community events, works with kids and opens its doors to artists inclined to “throw some clay.”
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled “headin’ to the cabin.” Cabin-goers to Wisconsin’s north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region’s day hiking trails in the new book.
A nonprofit organization, Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage, is sponsoring a day for citizens to visit five local art studios within the St. Croix Valley. The event is Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents “The Tragedy of Arthur,” the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare’s lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
All high school-age students from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota are invited to submit one recent original work in any media — drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, or other fine crafts — for display in the Annual Area High School Art Exhibition, which will run April 27 through May 11 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts.
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