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A winery is coming to downtown Hudson
Thomas O'Connell and Elliott Ross added to high school's Wall of Fame
Senators split vote on U.S. military action in Syria; Republican leaders sue over ballot design; 12 more Wisconsin stories
Dog-attack issue sent back to committee
Pay-by-phone parking still a possibility in Hudson
crime and courts
Raiders run over Menomonie
Raider volleyball team opens strong
Raider boys post two Big Rivers soccer shutouts
Superior stuns Raiders in BRC opener
Meet Luke Howard, Hudson School District’s new athletic trainer
St. Patrick Catholic Church Fall Festival starts Friday
'Free Concert for Peace and Love' rescheduled to Sunday afternoon
St. Croix Valley potters share ancient craft
NETworks Youth Ministries has a new director
Eagle Scout project a hit at Homestead Parklands Bookworm Trail
arts and entertainment
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January 24, 2013
'Little Mermaid Jr.' continues to delight audiences everywhere, starts Feb. 8 in Hudson
The Phipps Children's Theater will produce the area premier of Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr.," featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and the book by Doug Wright, which is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney film, Feb....
arts and entertainment / life
January 24, 2013 - 1:09pm
January 23, 2013
Book Report: The rise and fall of empires
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which...
columns / life
January 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
January 22, 2013
'Frostbite Follies' features Wagner and Thompson
"Frostbite Follies," an eclectic new vaudeville show featuring guitarist/fiddler/singer Pop Wagner and ragtime pianist Butch Thompson, will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Wagner and Thompson frequently appeared...
January 22, 2013 - 10:52am
January 17, 2013
Confessions and pointers of a luxury hotel employee
Heads up! We've got a book about heads this week, "Heads in Beds," by Jacob Tomsky (Doubleday, $25.95). But first a brief dissertation on what I like to call the "insider" novel, which has been around for centuries. One of the first is "Moll Flanders." In which Daniel DeFoe gets...
columns / life
January 17, 2013 - 8:04am
January 11, 2013
Book Report: Railway images take me down the tracks
I often receive books that make me think of old friends and relatives no longer here to enjoy them. Whenever I receive a book by Jerry Apps,...
columns / life
January 11, 2013 - 9:04am
January 10, 2013
"Rainmaker" at the Phipps Jan. 11-27
Starbuck (Luke Reidenbach, Arden Hills, Minn.), a charismatic con man, offers hope to a Midwestern town beset by a severe drought, and to Lizzie...
January 10, 2013 - 10:49am
Comedian Scott Novotny offers improv classes
Comedian Scott Novotny will offer Acting for Adults - Improvisation/Comedy on six Mondays, Jan. 21 through Feb. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., culminating in a performance on Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Using the fundamentals of improvisation, participants will...
January 10, 2013 - 10:46am
Ben Olson again prince in Nutcracker, will tackle Cinderella role
Benjamin Olson performed as the Nutcracker Prince in Ballet Minnesota's 'The Nutcracker" in December. This is Olson's third year in that role. He received his training from Classical Ballet Academy and Larkin Dance Studio. Other Ballet Minnesota productions Olson has performed...
January 10, 2013 - 9:26am
January 2, 2013
Rush River Ramblers play barn dance in River Falls
The River Falls barn dance series features the western Wisconsin old-time string band the Rush River Ramblers from 7-10 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 12,...
January 2, 2013 - 9:32am
December 28, 2012
Book Report: Minnesota writers shine bright
"Thirty Rooms to Hide In," by Luke Longstreet Sullivan (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95) has a subtitle that sort of grabs you: "Insanity, Addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic." Who's insane at the Mayo Clinic? And who's addicted? That would be a prestigious...
columns / life
December 28, 2012 - 4:14pm
December 27, 2012
Hudson's Hot Air Affair is ready for take off
"Majestic Flyway" will be the theme of the 2013 Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally. The annual event will be Fe...
December 27, 2012 - 1:17pm
Sirens of the 60' perform for the new year
Theater classes for students in grades 1-6 will be offered on four Saturday mornings, Jan. 19 - Feb. 9, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Masked...
December 27, 2012 - 1:05pm
December 21, 2012
Book Report: Not one, but many for the history books
Have a history buff on your holiday guest list? You won't be disappointed to find all manner of biography and serious history new to bookshelves this winter. For starters, try "Geronimo," by Robert Utley (Yale University Press, $30). Utley a National Parks historian traces the...
December 21, 2012 - 1:42pm
"A Gift by the Hand" open through Dec. 31, features work by local artists
"A Gift by the Hand," the annual holiday sale of handmade items by local and regional artists, will be held through Dec. 31 in the Gift Gallery...
events / life
December 21, 2012 - 1:36pm
Phipps Center recognizes outgoing directors
The Phipps Center for the Arts recently recognized outgoing directors, from left, Charles H. Giffen, who served as the Music Council coordinator...
December 21, 2012 - 1:33pm