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'Official band of summer' plays on

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When musician John Orcutt died in an automobile accident last November, it didn't make local newspaper headlines -- but the impact was definitely felt by lakes area music lovers.


For seven years, Orcutt and fellow musician Dave Herzog had been a fixture of the summer music scene in Detroit Lakes, as their band, Island Time, provided a dose of Caribbean flair to the annual Northwest Water Carnival in addition to their weekly gigs at Long Bridge and other area restaurants and bars.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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