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Civic Live: The Rose Ensemble - The Roots of Bluegrass

Rochester Civic Theatre

October 10, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

mari@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: The Rose Ensemble - The Roots of Bluegrass
Oct 10 at 7pm

Civic Live is delighted to present the Rose Ensemble: The Roots of Bluegrass - A Journey through America’s Folk, Old-time, and Gospel Traditions.

Return to America’s folk roots. Rousing hymns, Appalachian foot-stomping songs, Southern Harmony shape-note singing, and Shaker spirituals: the music that gave birth to bluegrass. The Roots of Bluegrass explores our country’s musical heritage with close vocal harmonies, banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

The Rose Ensemble: Founded in 1996 and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, The Rose Ensemble performs vocal music that strives to stir the emotions, challenge the mind, and lift the spirit. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, languages, politics, religion and world cultures and traditions. With nine critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages, including new research in Hawaiian, Swedish, Middle Eastern and American vocal traditions.

Ticket: Adult $15, Senior & Student $10. On sale now!
For tickets, contact 507-282-8481 or visit www.rochestercivictheatre.org

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Amanda Grace LIVE at the Wicked Moose

Any Kind Of Music

October 4 – 5, 2014

Time: 9pm-midnight

amandagrace2010@live.com | 507-313-1990

Wicked Moose

1201 Eastgate Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Performing artist Amanda Grace will sing some of her original music at the Wicked Moose on Saturday Oct 4th from 9pm-midnight. http://www.musicbyamandagrace.com


All Saints' Day Recital

Rochester Chamber Music Society

November 1, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

rcmsociety@gmail.com | 507-287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: This is a program of solo, duo and trio music featuring local artists Horacio Nuguid (piano), Carla Thelen Hanson (soprano) and David Townsend (clarinet). The first half of the program is an offering of solo piano music beginning with Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique with its funeral March introduction, and ending with a more cheerful Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise by Chopin, a work written with orchestral accompaniment. More works originally written for orchestra will be presented in the second half of the program. Das himmlische Leben is an arrangement for trio of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, final movement. The program will end with another Beethoven work, his concert aria Ah! Perfido, with the orchestral reduction played on the piano. Visit our website rochesterchambermusic.org for more details. There is no admission charge for RCMS concerts.


Women on Wednesdays

Rochester Civic Theatre

October 1, 2014 – November 19, 2014

Time: 5:00pm

mari@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Women on Wednesdays
Oct 1, 22, Nov 19 at 5pm

Join us for evenings of thoughtful discussion about issues addressing the oppression and resiliency of women.
Admission free but reservations required. To Make your reservation, send an email to mari@rochestercivictheatre.org by Monday before each Wednesday. Only limited seats available.
Complimentary appetizers and cash bar at 5:00pm
Presentation and discussion at 5:30–7:00pm

October 1:
Women and Leadership
Join the conversation as Rochester Community and Technical College’s new president, Leslie McClellon, shares her insight and her experiences and talks about women in leadership roles. Sure to be an illuminating evening!

October 22:
Daily Devotion: Women Living Their Faith and Following Their Spirituality
What is it like to truly live your faith on a daily basis? Panelists will share what they have in common and what are the differences in their daily practice and offer insight into the connections that enrich their lives.

November 19:
Everything Is Gendered, Part I
What is gender? What does it really mean? Has it always been a Man’s world? Learn the fascinating history behind our current understanding of such concepts as gender and sex in our society today.

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org


The Fete/Ardee Awards

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

October 21, 2014

Time: Social Time 5:15-6:00 pm; Dinner 6:00-7:00 pm; Program 7:00 pm-

bamadio@rochestermnarts.com | 507-424-0811

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: The second annual Ardee Awards at the Fete, celebrating excellence in the arts. Hosted by Tom Overlie, KTTC-TV Anchor, with keynote speaker Nick Mezacapa, humorist, actor and so much more. Plated dinner by Canadian Honker. Entertainment.


Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Art Show and Sale

Sandy Hokanson

December 6 – 7, 2014

Time: Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm

hokansonart@charter.net | 5072063072

Quarry Hill Nature Center

701 Silver Creek Rd NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Ten artists will be exhibiting and selling their creations just in time for Christmas shopping. 10 percent of sales go to Quarry Hill.


The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol

Words Players Theatre

December 5 – 20, 2014

Time: 2pm, 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol
The fourth production of this timeless classic story. A celebrated community Christmas event.

December
5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 7pm
6, 13, 20 2pm


Godspell

Words Players Theatre

November 7 – 15, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Godspell
The Stephen Schwartz musical based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew.

Nov, 7, 8, 14, 15 7pm
Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and seniors.


Karol Wojtyla Theatre

Words Players Theatre

October 22, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Karol Wojtyla Theatre
Oct. 22 7pm St. James Coffee House
Prior to becoming Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla was an esteemed actor, poet and playwright. We’ll present a staged readying of plays written by Karol Wojtyla. Come early for coffee and to hang out. Stay for a discussion afterwards.


War of the Worlds Radio Show

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 28, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Time: 7pm, 9pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: War of the Worlds Radio Show
A radio play about an alien invasion of Earth. Originally performed on Halloween 1938, its news bulletin broadcast style and dramatic delivery by Orson Welles created a show that some interpreted as a factual broadcast of breaking news. Members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will recreate Welle’s famous broadcast in a dramatized radio show, including a performance on Halloween.


Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 7pm
Oct. 31 9pm
Tickets $5 at the door


The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival

Words Players Theatre

October 17 – 18, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival
Short plays from playwrights around the world, performed and directed by local actors. Two performance evenings will feature light comedies and serious pieces and the simplest of set and stage. There will be a talk back with the cast, directors and several playwrights after each show.

October 17 & 18 7pm
Tickets $7 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door


A Story Once Told

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 3 – 4, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: A Story Once Told
A set of 13 original short plays retelling pieces of an old, old Briar Rose story. Set in a proverbial far-off kingdom, at some point between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries (an Italy or Germany of the Renaissance perhaps?), the comical overarching story is the betrothal, marriage and escape of a beautiful princess. Teeming with floating fish, foolish owls, advice-giving rabbits and unicorns backwards speaking, the plays are part of a larger series of plays inspired by the paintings of James C. Christensen. Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.


October 3 & 4 7pm
Tickets $10 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door.


Gustafer Yellowgold's

Rochester Public Library

October 26, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM

brian@gustaferyellowgold.com | (507) 328-2300

Rochester Public Library

101 2nd St SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Celebrate the release of Gustafer’s brand new DVD/CD set: “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth Of Wisdom”

“The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times

An absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor.

This live performance will feature new songs and videos from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, along with plenty of fan favorites from the five previous Gustafer Yellowgold releases, as well as this year's hit single, "Cakenstein."