'HAIR' concert set for Thursday at MSUM

MOORHEAD - A concert version of the hit rock opera "Hair" takes the Hansen Theatre stage at Minnesota State University Moorhead for one performance only on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

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"Hair" celebrates '60s counterculture and features songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," "I Got Life," and "Let The Sun Shine." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

All tickets for this event are just $5. Go to www.mnstate.edu/tickets to order online, or stop by the Tickets are also available through the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 218.477.2271, or at the door before the performance. Hansen Theatre is located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.

This event was funded in part by Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember, share stories, recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war. TPT is partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center to bring public conversations around these topics to communities across the state, thanks to support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

Country music duo coming to Shooting Star Friday

MAHNOMEN - Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center in Mahnomen will host a concert featuring country music duo LOCASH this Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets, or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.

Originally known as the LOCASH Cowboys, Chris Lucas of Baltimore, Maryland, and Preston Brust of Kokoma, Indiana, self-released their self-titled debut album in 2008. After signing with R&J Records in 2009, the duo released a string of singles on the label, including "Here Comes Summer," "Keep in Mind," and "You Got Me," before relocating to Average Joe's Entertainment in 2012.

By 2015, the duo dropped "Cowboys" from its name, and released their breakthrough single, "I Love this Life," as LOCASH. The single was certified gold, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country chart, and was the lead single to their next album, "The Fighters."

In 2017, LOCASH was nominated for "New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music Awards, and "Vocal Duo of the Year" by the Country Music Association Awards.

Comedy improv show Saturday at Top Hat Theatre

ULEN - Looking for some laughs this coming weekend? You won't want to miss Saturday's show at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre, featuring Stevie Ray and his Improv Comedy Troupe!

Let's face it... end-of-life planning isn't typical dinner talk. But nothing is more important than making decisions about how you or a loved one will meet the end. The end of life is a subject we all avoid; Stevie Ray says, "No matter how old we are, we all think we have one more year." That's why the folks at Stevie Ray's Improv Company worked with healthcare professionals from major organizations in Minnesota to create "The Life and Death Comedy Show: Celebrate One While Preparing for the Other."

Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe is in the business of making people laugh, and they have created a show that makes talking about the end of life less stressful by taking "a hilarious look at how to prepare for the inevitable."

Ray says, "The show doesn't make fun of death; it pokes fun at how silly it is that we avoid talking about the one inevitable part of life." The show will leave you in stitches and will take the fear out of having 'the talk' with your family."

Tickets are available online at www.thetophattheatre.com at a cost of $18 for adults, $10 for students. They may also be reserved by sending an email to tophat@ulenhitterdal.k12.mn.us or by calling 218-596-8853.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.