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The singing group, “The Hot Flashes” will be making its ﬁrst appearance at Hudson’s Lakefront Park Bandshell on Tuesday, Aug. 13. These “seasoned” ladies will take to the stage at 7 p.m., as part of the summer “Music in the Park” season, sponsored by the City of Hudson.
“The Producers,” an outrageous musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and the book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, will be performed through Aug. 4 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. His fortune changes when he is visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops. Leo counsels Max to raise far more money than he needs, then make sure the show is awful.
The featured performers at Tuesday’s Concert in the Park are the acoustic trio August Blues. They are Hudson High School seniors McKenna Selissen, Cavan Denning and Dylan White. The three have been playing music together since middle school and formed their acoustic band in February of 2012. Since then, they have performed at coffeehouses, for special events and benefits, the Minneapolis Childrens Hospital and this spring played at the Artists’ Quarter and First Avenue/7th Street Entry.
Twenty years ago, when I was made book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I wrote a column in which I described to my readers what kind of books and authors I liked and didn’t care for, so they would know my prejudices from the get-go. In one paragraph, I mentioned that I was a fan of T.S. Eliot’s poetry. My boss, the managing editor, a New York City transplant, called me in. He said — and I swear this is true — “Dave, I know who T.S. Eliot is and you know who T.S.
Willow River State Park hosts kids fishing contest Saturday, July 27, 9-noon. Poles and bait provided if needed.
The Phipps Children’s Theater will hold auditions for area students entering grades 7 through 9 at 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30, for the fall production of “The Little Luncheonette of Terror.
If you’re a science fiction buff, have I got a book for you to take to the lake.
Beginning Wednesday, July 24, drivers going Hwy. 35 north of Hudson can expect additional truck traffic entering and exiting the site of the former wayside in the Town of St. Joseph. Drivers will experience shoulder closures for the next two weeks to accommodate the increased traffic, according to the state Department of Transportation. Trucks are hauling clean, native material from the St. Croix River that is being removed as part of the foundation’s contract for the St.
The Hudson Soccer Association Elite U16 C1 boys team are one of four teams that advanced to qualify for Minnesota Youth Soccer Association state tournament scheduled for July 24-25.
Hudson author Natalie Buske Thomas, known for her popular Serena Wilcox Mysteries for adult readers, and daughter Cassandra, also an author, will be co-hosting a writing workshop at 6.30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Hudson Public Library, 700 First Street, Room 219. The two will be speaking on the topic of “How to Promote Yourself, How to Invest, and How to Make Time.” Cassandra Thomas is an independent cartoonist and a biotechnology student at the UW-River Falls.