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Gus Audunsson will sing Icelandic folk and American songs in the Icelandic language Feb. 12 at film series opener

Native Icelander Gudbergur (Gus) Audunsson of Osceola, Wisc. will open the Travel and Adventure film program on “Northern Europe – A Journey to Iceland, et al” on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the CIHS Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center.

Gus will sing Icelandic folk and American songs in the Icelandic language to the accompaniment of his guitar. He began his singing in a band in Iceland at age 16.  He made  recordings there before attending art school in Copenhagen, Denmark and became a graphic designer and painter.  He has appeared on TV, radio and in musical shows over the years in Reykjavik, Iceland. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 to work at the Hazelden Center near Chisago City. He is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor working in clinical case management.

The film “Northern Europe” will then be narrated live by its filmmaker Marlin Darrah who has shot documentaries in 130 countries for over 50 companies in his 30 year filmmaking career.

His film captures the Iceland, Europe’s island gem; St. Petersburg, window on the West; Moscow, capital of the largest country on earth; Prague, pearl of Europe; Copenhagen, queen of the sea; Bergen, the beautiful little city; Norwegian Fjords; Amsterdam, “Venice of the North”; London, one of the world’s ten great cities; Antwerp, Belgium’s capital and Paris, the most beautiful city on the world.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 763-689-6189; online at www.cambridge.k12.mn.us; at the office at 625B Main St. N. in Cambridge or at the door on Feb. 12.