Arts & Entertainment

There’s a new band in town, and they’re bringing back the “original” country. Gravel Roads  – an Isanti-based country group – recently launched its debut album. Jeff Pasbrig and his brother-in-law Jim Mellor started playing together casually for more than 25 years. That musical connection, combined with Pasbrig’s experiences with the recession, brought them to [...]

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East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) will host  the opening of their 2014 Gallery Art Show during Braham Pie Day from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at their office, 112 Main Ave. in Braham. Local artists Martin Gilchrist, Sharon Howell and Sue Rutherford will share their artwork with the public, and will [...]

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For some writers, the ability to capture a reader’s attention and hold it, page by page, is almost intrinsic. That’s how it’s been for Brian Freeman from a young age. “I’ve been writing my whole life,” he said. “I wrote my first full-length novel when I was 13. It’s been my passion and my dream, [...]

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Creative Ink Theatre is excited to announce a comedy, murder mystery play; ‘Murder at Mickey’s’ touring to our area in August of 2014. ‘Murder at Mickey’s,’ is a new mystery play, written by Roger Gerdin formerly of Milaca, now if Isanti. This is the ninth murder mystery written by Gerdin in his series of environmental, audience evolving ‘murder [...]

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Dedication of the Pie Day woodcarvings will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the old water tower site in Braham during the Pie Day celebration. Perry Carlson, Pine City chainsaw artist, has completed four carvings depicting various Pie Day characters. His sculptures arrived July 21. Carlson has been a woodcarver for 27 [...]

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Play Inc’s ‘Shrek’ strides on stage this weekend An ogre is taking over the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center. Shrek the Musical, based on the DreamWorks animated movie, is set to make a very green appearance this weekend with four performances. Performances will be at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti [...]

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