Friday, May 10, 2013
His two performances tonight and Saturday will be his first major shows in the Twin Cities since he placed third on "The Voice."
Eagan's singing phenom Nicholas David is playing two shows at First Avenue this weekend, his first major Twin Cities performances since winning third place on "The Voice" in December. He'll be bringing more than just experience from the NBC reality singing competition: David will be joined on stage by contestants Melanie Martinez and Todd Kessler (on Friday and Satuday) and by Terry McDermott and Trevin Hunte (just on Saturday). "When we were filming, we agreed regardless of what happens, let's build bridges," he told the Pioneer Press. "We're all trying to do the same thing, so let's help each other." David's Friday night First Avenue performance is already sold out but tickets are still available for the Saturday evening show. "I'm super…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A handful of AVHS students named to the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State ensembles for the 2013-14 school year.
The Apple Valley High School Performing Arts Department has 13 new reasons to be proud. That's the number of AVHS students named to the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State ensembles for the 2013-14 school year. The band, orchestra and choir students were chosen via a live audition process before a panel of judges, according to an announcement posted to the school's arts blog. Those chosen will attend an All-State camp in August, where they will rehearse and perform with other members from around the state. Apple Valley students receiving the honor include: All-State Concert Band All-State Jazz Ensemble All State Mixed Choir All-State Symphone Band All-State Orchestra
Saturday, May 4, 2013
From Atlantic salmon to Lebanese Baba Ganoush. Add to your cooking know-how with these courses from District 196's Community Ed program.
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. WHAT: Create delicious fish dishes using a few basic techniques. Make and taste a mixed greens and garden vegetable salad served with homemade creamy garlic dressing. Grill fresh tuna steaks with a Mediterranean style relish served with pasta tossed with garlic in olive oil. Moist, flaky Atlantic salmon is slow baked with oven dried tomatoes and dill butter sauce. Walleye Pike is lightly breaded and pan-fried to a crispy golden brown and served with homemade tartar sauce and mashed potatoes. Key lime pie topped with fresh whipped cream completes the menu. Demonstration and tasting. Taught by Jeff Sandino, founder of Flavors from the Home, Inc., an…
Craig Evans traveled across the continent filming a documentary on banjo makers. Now, he wants to share his findings with Rosemount residents.
Craig Evans, a Rosemount Area Arts Council member, will strum a few tunes and talk about the history of American banjo makers during a free event at the Robert Trail Library. The musical event will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 7 at the library's meeting room. On his 60th birthday, Evans traveled roughly 12,000 miles across North America to conduct interviews with 26 open-back banjo makers, according to a Sun Thisweek report. Those interviews were then compiled into a three-volume documentary, "Conversations with North American Banjo Builders". Evans is expected to discuss the trip during the event and showcase souvenirs, according to Sun Thisweek.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at the three theaters in the Apple Valley-Rosemount area: Marcus Rosemount Cinema, Apple Valley’s Carmike Cinema and Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo. Pain & Gain One sentence plot: Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 96 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 50 Reviews: "It all leaves you pondering whether you have just seen a monumentally stupid movie or a brilliant movie about the nature …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18.
The unusually foul spring weather has claimed another victim. Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18. Consistent snow and cold temperatures have so far prevented park officials from performed needed spring maintenance, according to a news release issued by the park. As a result of the delayed opening, the park's annual Poets in the Park Teen Poetry Slam—scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, will be moved indoors to the Wescott Library in Eagan. The park still plans to host a free open house for families from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Mary 18 to kick off the 20133 season, the news release said. Visitors will be able to explore Caponi Art Park and …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Also in this week’s recap – A scholarship created to honor a lost friend and a surprise discovery in a Burnsville park.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Fate of Parkview Golf Course Decided After Six-Hour Debate Amid heated words, the Eagan City Council voted Tuesday to allow developer Hunter Emerson to redevelop the well-known local golf course. Eagan Runner Finished Boston Marathon 45 Minutes Before Bombing "I don’t understand why anyone would target this crew, this group. No marathon hurts anyone," Lance Kuehn said. Friend of Eagan Car Crash Victim Creates a Scholarship in His Name Sean Choi wants to create a legacy for deceased Eagan High School student Ahsim Ahmed, who was killed in a car crash last year on Diffley Road. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at the three theaters in the Apple Valley-Rosemount area: Marcus Rosemount Cinema, Apple Valley’s Carmike Cinema and Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo. Oblivion One sentence plot: On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 59 Reviews: "When you go to a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic barn dance starring Tom Cruise and his space guns, you expect a …
Eastview High School graduate Dustin Hatzenbuhler appeared in front of the celebrity judges on NBC's "The Voice" in an episode aired last week.
The call–from a strange California number—came in while Dustin Hatzenbuhler was mowing the grass. So Hatzenbuhler did what many do; he screened the caller. It wasn't until he checked the message moments later that the Apple Valley resident realized he'd just missed an out-of-the-blue call from a producer on NBC's "The Voice". The producer, Hatzenbuhler said, wanted him to audition for the show. "Nobody was around, and nobody was in my house, and I was just like 'I can't tell anybody about this right now, I was just too full of excitement," Hatzenbuhler said. Hatzenbuhler, who made it to the nationally televised blind auditions, performed Michael Bublés' "Haven’t Met You Yet" in an episode aired last week. Click here to check out Dustin …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Violinist Tarn Travers and Pianist Matthew McCright will perform on April 14 as part of a benefit for 360 Communities.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Open Doors Music Series. Violinist Tarn Travers and Pianist Matthew McCright will present a concert as part of the Open Door Music Series on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Featured works include Sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms as well as the First Rhapsody by Bartok. The pair has a established a wonderful performing relationship ever since meeting by chance on a flight as each was headed to a different gig, in fact different cities. They have collaborated in chamber music and as part of Ensemble 61. Tarn Travers is currently the Artist-in Residence at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and Matthew McCright is part of the piano faculty at Carleton College. The Event is held at Ss. Martha and…