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Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Events Center will live up to its name this coming month, as a star-studded lineup takes the stage in July. First up is country music legend Merle Haggard on Thursday, July 9 (tickets priced $35-$65). Next, 2008 "American Idol" champion and platinum-selling rock musician David Cook is set to perform on Wednesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. (tickets $35 general admission, $45-$65 reserved). And finally, comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno performs on Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. (reserved seating $55-$75; general admission $45). Tickets for all of these events can be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road, Mahnomen), by phone at 800-313-7469, or online at www.starcasino.com.

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Detroit Lakes' first-ever Shakespeare in the Park presentation continues today at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, with a 2 p.m. performance of the classic romantic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew." Additional performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 2- 3. There will also be another Sunday matinee show at 2 p.m. on July 5. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information on Shakespeare in the Park, contact Historic Holmes Theatre Events Coordinator Vicky Williams at 218-844-4221, Ext. 106 or e-mail vicky@dlccc.org.

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Moorhead's Hjemkomst Center will host the finale of its 32nd Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival today (Sunday). The festival, which hosts roughly 6,500 visitors each year, will highlight Finnish culture this year.

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Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre and the a capella group InPulse are joining forces to bring the first-ever Summer Vocal Camp to the lakes area, starting Monday, June 29 and running through Wednesday, July 1. Students in grades 2-12 will have an opportunity to work one-on-one with InPulse members on singing and vocal percussion techniques. Sessions for kids in grades 2-6 will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day, while workshops for kids in grades 7-12 will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $45 per student. Space is limited to 30 students, but there are still some openings available in the afternoon class (grades 7-12). Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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A Detroit Lakes summer tradition for the past several years, the Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues June 23 with a 7 p.m. performance by Mark Fogelson. Other upcoming performers will include Doc & the Scrubs, July 7; Tim Eggebraaten, July 21; Crashing Down, July 28; Purple Pan Steel Drum Band, Aug. 4; Ulen Community Band, Aug. 11; Doc & the Scrubs, Aug. 18; and the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, Aug. 25. All concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Park Bandshell, and are free and open to the public. There will be no concert on July 14 due to Northwest Water Carnival activities being held at the park. Call 218-844-SHOW (7469) for more information.

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The traveling exhibit, "Freedom: A History of US," opens this Wednesday, July 1 at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. The exhibit, which has been developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of New York, documents and illustrates critical figures and events in U.S. history while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from its founding. Among the highlights of the collection are a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln's handwritten notes of speeches, and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King. Also on display will be a rare, early edition of the Declaration of Independence. The fragile document is on loan to the museum from a private collector. The exhibit will be on display through July 31. The ITOW Veterans Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students, and free for all Armed Forces veterans. On Saturday, July 4, admission will be free for everyone. For more information, call 218-346-7678 or visit the Web site online at www.ITOWmuseum.org.

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Hosted by the Lake Seven (Scalp) Lake Association, the Lake Seven Annual July 4th Boat Parade is at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The parade starts at the public ac-cess; boats should arrive 15 minutes early for parade in-structions, including parade line-up and pre-parade photos. The boats will travel clock-wise around the lake. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded to the Most Patriotic, the Most Original and the Most Spirit/Enthusiastic. The boat parade is open to the public. You do not have to decorate your boat to enter into the pa-rade.

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Plans are taking shape for New York Mills' 125th anniversary celebration, "Blast From the Past," set for the holiday weekend of July 3-5. There will be a Lund Boats Fishing Tournament, parade and street dance, all on Friday, July 3; pancake breakfast, a classic car show, ball game and fireworks on Saturday, July 4; and a community picnic, judging of the beard growing contest, coed softball, and both bagpipe and barbershop music performances, all set for Sunday, July 5. There will also be tours of the Lund Boats plant, a historic photograph display at the Cultural Center, free swimming and more.

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St. Mary's Innovis volunteers host the organization's annual Art Fair July 7-9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospi-tal. Merchandise is between 30 and 60 percent off of retail costs.

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A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls will be staging the musical "The Sound of Music" on July 18, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. and July 19 at 2 p.m. in the Historic Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls. Tickets are on sale now. Call 218-998-ARTS (2787) for more information.

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The Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota Annual Rendezvous is July 18-19 at the Height of Land Sports-mans Club. Reenactment of pre-1840 and competitions will be held throughout the day. The public is welcome. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. For additional informa-tion, contact Al Witthoeft at 841-7096 or check at Chamber of Commerce in Detroit Lakes for flyer information.

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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 postponed 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 www.ITOWmuseum.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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