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The Historic Holmes Theatre will feature local gospel/country/ R&B group Robbin Bueng & the Friends of the New Creation, as part of its 88 Keys and More Sunday Recital Series at 2 p.m. today. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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The Holmes Dance Club is an informal, fun group that meets from 4 to 6 p.m. today to dance in the Holmes Ballroom at the DLCCC. Instructors Mari & Armand Radke will teach a few basic steps prior to the dance, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent dancing away. Music varies from waltzes to fox trots to swing and more. The atmosphere is casual and is open to all ages and all dance abilities. Admission is $5 for adults, and students are free.

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Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. The play is presented at the MSCTC Waage Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults; $6 in advance and $7 at the door for youth ages 18 and under; children 5 and under are admitted free. All seats reserved. Ticket information and reservations are available by stopping by or calling the MSCTC Waage Fine Arts Center office at 218-736-1600, or through A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.

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The Swedish Cultural Heritage Society invites you to put a little Swedish in your Easter traditions this year. Come with your children or grandchildren to the Children's Museum at Yunker's Farm, Fargo, from 1 to 5 p.m., where there'll be arts and crafts that are traditional in Sweden. The Children's Museum is located at 1201 28th Avenue North, Fargo.

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The Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes will host two performances of the children's play, "Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major," at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. The play tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's children during the summer of 1904, when they stumble upon a hidden treasure map, then follow the clues -- from the Red Room to the President's Office to the Lincoln Bedroom. Admission is $4 for adults, $4 for students. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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Now showing at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center through Saturday, March 29, is an exhibition of the woodcuts, oil paintings, and wildlife sculptures of Fergus Falls native Charles Beck. He is one of the most highly regarded artists working in Minnesota, and this will be his first show at the Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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The annual Minnesota State Community & Technical College Area Invitational Art Show continues through March 28 at the Waage Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls. Call the Waage Fine Arts Center office at 218-736-1600 for more information.

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March will be a busy month for the Top Hat Theatre Performing Arts Series at Ulen-Hitterdal School, with two productions scheduled. The Red River Boys Choir (rescheduled from a stormed out December date) will be featured on Saturday, March 15. On Saturday, March 29, Robert Robinson will be in concert. A native of Minnesota, Robinson is perceived as the "Pavarotti of Gospel" in the Twin Cities. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Barry J. Houglum Auditorium, Ulen-Hitterdal School. Tickets are available at the school, $15 for adults and $10 for students of all ages. For more information, call Therese Vogel at the Ulen-Hitterdal School, 218-596-8853.

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The Osmonds will appear at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Call 800-313-7469 for tickets.

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The Canadian legend and national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot, will perform his greatest hits like "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," on Saturday, March 29, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center. Tickets are $29 and $36 and go on sale Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, call Ticketmaster at 651-989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet, or visit www.grandcasinomn.com.

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The "Fresh Aire Music of Mannheim Steamroller" tour is coming to the Fargodome for one performance only on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ranging in price from $26.50 to $51.50, can be purchased at the Fargodome box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 701-235-7171. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 701-298-2630.

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The Lake Region Arts Council has announced that it will be presenting three new exhibits in the LRAC Gallery from April 2008 to January 2009. The themes of the new exhibits are: "Rural Scenes, April 14 through July 11; "Abstract Art," July 14 through Oct. 11; "Female Form in Art," Oct. 13 through Jan. 10, 2009. All exhibits are juried and open to visual artists of all disciplines. Artist must be over 18 and reside in Clay, Becker, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse or Wilkin counties. Interested artists may receive more information on submission guidelines and entry forms by contacting the Lake Region Arts Council at 218-739-5780 or toll free in MN at 1-800-262-2787, email at LRAC4@charterinternet.com.

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The Cormorant Area Art Club will hold its 11th Annual Art Show Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event will be held at the Cormorant Community Cen-ter located in Cormorant Village, 13 miles south of Lake Park and 1.5 miles north of Zorbaz on Pelican Lake. Twenty-five regional artists will display a wide variety of watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, rosemaling, pine needle basketry, prints, cards and art gift items. Most items can be removed from the show when purchased. Activities throughout the weekend include artist painting demonstrations and door prizes. Guests may vote for the People's Choice Award from a selected group of artists' pieces. There is no admission charge. For more information, call Jeri Thilmony, 218-847-0123 (Detroit Lakes); Donna Chalimonczyk (Moor-head), 218-287-2065; or Kris Gray (Lake Park), 218-532-2131.

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The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertainment Calendar") may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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