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Jazz Dance

Get in the swing at the Jazz Band Dance

Jazz lovers, take note! Enjoy some of the area's best music at the Jazz Band Dance at Legacy Hall on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

Come to dance, or come to listen to the array of music styles performed by the M State Jazz Band and the M State Jazz Combo, both under the direction of Dan Carlson.

The evening will feature instrumental soloists from both groups and student guest vocalists Jackie Imsande of New York Mills, Ashley Forsman of Murdock and Eric Ronning of Parkers Prairie.

Dance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or are available by calling the M State box office at 218.736.1600, visiting the Waage Theatre Box Office on the M State campus or going online to www.mstatetickets.com.


 

M State and Southwest Minnesota State University Choir and Band Concert

Music lovers have a unique opportunity to enjoy performances by two area colleges as Minnesota State Community and Technical College and Southwest Minnesota State University join together for a choir and band concert in Legacy Hall on M State's Fergus Falls campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.

The concert will include individual and combined performances by M State's Concert Choir and Concert Band, directed by Teresa Ashworth and Dan Carlson, and SMSU's Chorale and Symphonic Chamber Winds, directed by Dr. Stephen Kingsbury and Dr. John Ginocchio.

The groups will combine for two movements of "Frostiana" by American composer Randall Thompson. Ashworth, who directs the Concert Choir, said the combined concert celebrates completion of an articulation agreement that allows M State students who earn an Associate in Fine Arts music degree to transfer seamlessly into SMSU's baccalaureate music degree program.

Ticket prices are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults and $7 in advance or $8 at the door for students. Tickets are on sale at the M State Box Office (C325) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performances, by calling 736-1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.


 

The Murder Room

Imagine Mavis Templeton Hollister's surprise when she returns home to find her husband still alive. Her aim must have been terrible, since she shot him three times.

Then Mavis' cat dies after ingesting the poisoned cocoa meant for husband Edgar, and she learns that, when he does die, Edgar's estate will go to his only child by his first wife …

The community is invited to enjoy the laughs and witty dialogue as the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Theatre Department presents the crime thriller spoof The Murder Room.

Miranda Hubert of Fergus Falls plays the role of Mavis, and Noah Dressler of Morris is her newlywed husband, Edgar.

The cast of the mystery farce also includes M State students Austin Begley, Serah Demmer and Teresa Widiger of Fergus Falls; and Mykenzey Watchorn of Frazee.

The Murder Room, written by Jack Sharkey, is directed by Stefanie Gerhardson.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. April 10 -11 and 16-18, and 2 p.m. April 19 in Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at the M State Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour to the performance, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at www.mstatetickets.com.


 

Chamber Chorale Concert

Come celebrate the beauty of Otter Tail County at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Chamber Chorale's Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in Legacy Hall on the college's Fergus Falls campus.

Chamber Chorale Director Teresa Ashworth said the concert - her first multimedia program - is a tribute to both the natural beauty of the area and the awakening of new life that comes with the spring. Musical numbers by the 55-member Chorale will be accompanied by photographs contributed by area residents.

The concert opens with Mozart's Veni Sancte Spiritus, accompanied by 16 members of the Fergus Falls High School Chamber Orchestra and guests.

The multimedia program highlights, through music and photography, the beauty of sunrises, wildlife, trains, the night sky, trees and country churches. The final number, The Road Home, is a tribute to Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus, who died in 2014.

The multi-media show is the work of M State multimedia technology specialist Jeff Haukos.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at the M State Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour to the performance, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at www.mstatetickets.com.

 

Empty Bowls Project

Local college students and artists have created nearly 350 bowls that will be filled during the Empty Bowls community fundraiser at Minnesota State Community and Technical College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

Guests will be served soup in a handmade ceramic bowl of their choice in exchange for a minimum donation of $15. The bowls are taken home by guests to symbolize all the empty bowls in the world.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the popular event on the Fergus Falls campus, which has raised more than $30,000 to fight hunger through donations to the soup kitchen at the Fergus Falls Salvation Army. The proceeds of last year's fundraiser were used to help the Salvation Army purchase a new commercial stove for its kitchen, where noon meals are prepared daily for 50-70 people.

Nationally, Empty Bowls is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015.

Lancer Hospitality is donating the soups for this year's fundraiser - chicken wild rice and a vegetarian vegetable barley - and City Bakery in Fergus Falls is donating an assortment of dinner rolls that will be served with the soup.

Empty Bowls is hosted by the M State Fine Arts Department and coordinated each year by M State ceramics instructor Lori Charest, whose pottery students create bowls for the event. Charest also opens the M State pottery studio to former students and community artists to create additional bowls.

The national Empty Bowls Project began in 1990 as a meal for the staff of one high school and has spread across the United State and internationally, raising millions of dollars for anti-hunger organizations. Empty Bowls is a project of The Imagine/Render Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to positive and lasting social change through the arts, education and projects that build community.

 

Concert Band Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Waage Theatre.

 

Choir Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Legacy Hall.

 

Jazz Band Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Waage Theatre.

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