Arts & Entertainment

Jay Wiggins’ ability to taste the different ingredients of a dish or spirit can transform him into a mad scientist of sorts, especially when it comes to making wine. Enthusiasts of grape, mead and fruit wines are discovering this passion, coupled with Wiggins’ “go big or go home” philosophy in life, for themselves at James [...]

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Angelic voices reverberated religious choir music from the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague. One of the melodic altos was Cambridge resident Emilee Selin. She and 87 other Northwestern University choir members traveled throughout the Czech Republic and Hungary for 10 days to bring their singing to churches and other historic sites in the region. Lobkowicz was [...]

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Lorna Landvik has worked everywhere, from the Playboy Mansion to authoring her latest novel. The author-comedian-actor will be at a sold-out North Folk Winery event Oct. 9 and at Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge Nov. 15 to promote her latest novel “Best to Laugh.” The novel is loosely based on her life when she [...]

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Minnesota comedian Chad Filley’s newest book, “Bored of Education: A long ride on a short bus” was released to the public Sept. 1. The renegade teacher’s collection of essays and observations brings his unique brand of humor to the pages, offering an education to readers without ever entering a classroom. This laugh-out-loud funny book is [...]

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The Friends of the Isanti Area Library will host a ‘Bowling for Books’ fundraising event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Junction Bowl in Isanti. Pledges are a minimum of $15 and includes lunch, bowling shoes, two hours of bowling, chances to win door pries and two door prize drawing entry tickets for the initial [...]

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Join the East Central Regional Library as they visit the Minnesota History Museum for their new Toys of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s exhibit. Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being [...]

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