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Josh Gracin at Shooting Star on May 22
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The vocal quartet Executive Decision will perform at 8 p.m. today (Sunday) in the ITOW Veterans Museum, Perham. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 218-346-7678.

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The Detroit Lakes community's newly-renamed Parkfest celebration takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in the Detroit Lakes City Park. There will be yard games for children, including a sand castle building contest and face painting; the second annual Mosaic Mania silent auction; a high school baseball game at Washington Ball Park (across the street from the city park); music and plays presented by local students; booths sponsored by local businesses, and more. A free community picnic starts at 5 p.m., featuring hot dogs, chips and beverages. The event will conclude with an evening concert by a capella group InPulse. In the event of inclement weather, all events will be held in the DL Pavilion.

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The "Random & Esoteric" art show by Detroit Lakes artist David Norstad will be held over at the Beck Gallery on Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Fergus Falls campus through Tuesday, May 12. The show consists of paintings, collages, and mixed media work. In addition to the art, viewers will enjoy the whimsical humor of the titles the artist has provided. The Charles Beck Gallery at M-State is open during regular campus hours. More information is available by calling the college at 218-736-1600.

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The ITOW Veterans' Museum and Becker County Historical Society are excited to bring the presentation "My Minnesota" to the museum in Perham at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15 and to the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Both presentations will feature speaker David Nystuen -- who has spent his career traveling Minnesota as a field representative for the Minnesota Historical Society. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information please call the Becker County Museum at 218-847-2938 or ITOW Museum at 218-346-7678.

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Rising country star Josh Gracin, a former "American Idol" finalist, takes the stage of Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$25, and may be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road), online at www.starcasino.com, or by phone at 800-313-7469.

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Donna Chalimonczyk, a watermedia artist from Moorhead, will be exhibiting her work at the Detroit Lakes Library during the month of May. Her paintings include a wide variety of subjects including landscapes, still life, people and abstracts. Donna began painting in 1990 when she joined the Cormorant Area Art Club and was living near Lake Park. She continues her membership in the CAAC, where she attends workshops and displays her work during their July art show. She is also a member of the Red River Watercolor Society, F-M Visual Artists and the Hjemkomst Center Artists' Studio in Moorhead.

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The Vietnam Traveling Wall is coming to the Chas. D. Center Post 3289 in New York Mills from June 3-8. Local VFWs are accepting donations for this event to happen.

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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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