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Holmes Theatre to host events all weekend

Keri Noble will perform Friday at 8 p.m. in the Historic Holmes Theatre.1 / 2
Steve Lippia will perform his 'Simply Sinatra' presentation April 26 at the Historic Holmes Theatre.2 / 2

Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre is going to be a busy place this weekend, with events set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

First up is a concert by Minneapolis singer-songwriter Keri Noble, which is set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Noble, who is also an accomplished pianist, will perform selections from her self-titled February 2009 CD release, as well as from her 2004 debut album, Fearless, and sophomore CD, Let Go.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Prior to the concert, there will be a 6:30 p.m. pre-party in the Holmes Ballroom, with cash bar and appetizers for purchase. Bleachers in Detroit Lakes will also be hosting an after-party following the show.

Then, on Saturday, the Lakes Area Community Concert Band will take the theater stage for its 2009 spring concert, "Rhapsody in Blue," at 4 p.m. The concert will feature special guest pianist Paul Heisler. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken.

On Sunday, the action shifts across the hall to the Holmes Ballroom, for a special "Planet Earth" Movie Marathon in celebration of Earth Week.

This free event will feature back-to-back episodes of the Discovery Channel's innovative series, "Planet Earth," as well as trivia and prizes, starting at 1 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. You can bring your own chairs, pillows, etc., or take advantage of camp chairs provided by the theater.

Next up at the Holmes Theatre will be the finale event of its 2008-09 season, "Simply Sinatra." This concert presentation of the music of Frank Sinatra will be presented on Saturday, April 26 by nationally acclaimed vocalist Steve Lippia and his 10-piece orchestra. (For a feature on Lippia, check out Sunday's Detroit Lakes Tribune.)

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults or $12.50 for students. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be preceded by a special theater fund-raiser, "Simply Spring," starting with a silent auction and social at 5:30 p.m. in the Holmes Ballroom.

The silent auction and social will be followed by a three-course meal at 6 p.m., featuring a choice of beef pot roast with Cabernet sauce, or Brie-stuffed chicken breast. Tickets are $50 per person for both the fund-raiser and concert.

Tickets for Keri Noble or "Simply Sinatra" may be purchased from the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 806 Summit Ave., by phone at 218-844-SHOW (7469), or online at

Date correction

The correct date for Keri Noble's concert in Detroit Lakes is Friday, April 17, not Thursday as was indicated in Sunday's Detroit Lakes Tribune.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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