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Season tix on sale for DL's Holmes Theatre, Broadway in Fargo
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Jam Theatricals and the Gate City Bank Theatre- Fargodome have announced an all-new Broadway in Fargo lineup for the 2009-10 season, highlighted by "Cirque Dreams Illumination," an all-new, family friendly spectacle of unbelievable feats to be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The season also includes "Camelot," Lerner and Loewe's timeless medieval masterpiece, Feb. 1, 2010; the 1980s lovefest "The Wedding Singer," Feb. 22; and "The Rat Pack is Back," a spirited tribute that sends audiences back to the coolest time in history, on March 10.

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Season ticket packages for 2009-10 at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre are now on sale, with tickets for individual shows to become available Monday, Aug. 31. The 2009-10 season at the Holmes begins Oct. 1 with a performance by West Africa's Kusun Ensemble, and ends May 7 with a performance by the Beatles' tribute band Revolution. For more information, call 218-844-SHOW (7469) or visit www.dlccc.org.

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The Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series concludes this week with a live performance by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell. It is a free show, and open to the public. Before the concert, Thrivent Builds for Habitat will also have a picnic fund-raiser, grilling up fresh burgers and brats for sale at the shelter near the bandshell from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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Back by popular demand, Long Lake Theater's production of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline" returns for two performances only, the first taking place today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in the Park Rapids High School Auditorium. In June, the sold-out show delighted audiences at the Hubbard theater, with Julie Kaiser of Solway playing the role of Patsy Cline, and Matthew Goinz of Bemidji as "Little Big Man." A small, live band accompanies Kaiser's singing. A second special encore performances will take place next Sunday, Aug. 30, also at 3 p.m. To reserve tickets, call Long Lake Theater at (218) 732-0099 or visit www.longlaketheater.net. Tickets are also available at Sister Wolf Books (Dorset) and Beagle Books (Park Rapids).

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Hubbard's Long Lake Theatre presents its latest production, "Dearly Departed," this Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 27-29, at 7:30 p.m. Call 218-732-0099 for reservations, or visit the Web site, www.longlaketheater.net.

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The Becker County Museum is hosting its final Kids Day event of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 27. Parents, grandparents and daycare providers are encouraged to stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to explore the Becker County Museum together with your kids. Activities will center around the theme ""I Spy at the Museum," as participants search the museum for scavenger hunt clues. Call 218-847-2938 for more information, or visit beckercountyhistory.org online.

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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge offers a guided tour from 10 a.m. to noon this Thursday, Aug. 27. Join a refuge ranger for a fun and informative adventure on the refuge. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac.

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A new art exhibit opened July 29 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, featuring two Alexandria artists. Ellen Eilers is a 92-year-old painter whose work recalls the style of Grant Wood and American Regionalism; and Roxanne Sorenson is a sculpture artist who also has the distinction of being a past finalist in the Great American Think-Off at the Cultural Center. The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, Sept. 2. Admission is free. Call 218-385-3339 for more information.

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The new ITOW Museum exhibit, "Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Stable Housing in Greater Minnesota," will be on display at the museum through Aug. 31. The documentary photography exhibit features over 50 photos by six distinguished photojournalists, who have captured some of the challenges of greater Minnesota's affordable housing crisis. The photos are accompanied by brief narrative text that describes the compelling stories behind the photos. The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main, Perham. For more information, please visit www.ITOWmuseum.org or call 218-346-7678.

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The city of Ogema will be out and about during Ogema Days on Sept. 5-6. Located 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, Ogema has been hosting the event for nearly 30 years. Saturday, Sept. 5 events will include kids' games in the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the second annual 5K run, with registration at 8 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m.; the parade at 1:30 p.m.; and a street dance at 8:30 p.m., with music by Just for Guys. The festivities conclude Sunday, Sept. 6 with a scavenger hunt at the ball diamond, starting at 10:30 a.m., with a potluck dinner to follow.

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The visit of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at the Chas. D. Center VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills, originally scheduled from June 3-8, has been postponed to Sept. 10-13. All programs and activities scheduled during those dates have been rescheduled as well. For more information, contact VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills at 218-385-3510 or the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham at 218-346-7678. For more information call 218-385-3510 or 218 346-7678 or visit the web site, www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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A new exhibit at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County features photographs from the recent and not so recent history of New York Mills. This exhibit, which was created for the 125th Celebration of New York Mills will be on display at the History Museum through 2009. The History Museum is located 230 First Avenue North, Perham. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit HistoryMuseumEOT.org.

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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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