Legendary country icons Sawyer Brown will rock the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Thursday, Jan. 23.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $54 each, and may be purchased online at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html, by phone at 218-844-7469, or in person at the Holmes Box Office, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

Formed in 1981, Sawyer Brown — named after the Nashville, Tenn., street where they rehearsed — first gained national recognition when they won the grand prize of $100,000 on the popular talent show “Star Search” in 1983. This proved to be the first of a long list of accolades they would receive in the coming years, including the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Horizon Award in 1985, six straight years as The Nashville Network (TNN)/Music City News’s Vocal Band of the Year (1993-1998), and three-time Country Music Television (CMT) Video Group of the Year (1993-1995).

Now in their 30th year as a group, Sawyer Brown has released 28 studio albums and charted over 50 times with their songs, including several No. 1 singles: "Step That Step," "Some Girls Do" and "Thank God For You" being just a few of their most memorable.

The band's current lineup includes four of its original five members — lead vocalist Mark Miller, piano man Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, bass guitarist Jim Scholten and drummer Joe Smyth — along with lead guitarist Shayne Hill, who joined the group in June of 2004.

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The legendary Tommy James will be bringing his chart-topping band The Shondells to the stage of Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Jan. 31 for an 8 p.m. show. (Courtesy photo
The legendary Tommy James will be bringing his chart-topping band The Shondells to the stage of Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, Jan. 31 for an 8 p.m. show. (Courtesy photo

Tommy James & the Shondells to perform Jan. 31 at Shooting Star

Iconic '60s rock band, Tommy James and The Shondells, will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center on Friday, Jan. 31.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $22 and 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.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Tommy James formed his first rock band, The Shondells, in 1960. The band released their debut single, “Hanky Panky,” in 1964, which was discovered two years later by a nightclub DJ who propelled the song into popularity amongst local radio stations and record distributors. By 1966, “Hanky Panky” rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, quickly launching the band into stardom.

Since then, the group has released a total of 8 studio albums, earned seven Top 10 hits, and sold more than 100 million records worldwide.



The Looney Lutherans are coming to Ulen's Top Hat Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are on sale at the Ulen-Hitterdal School office as well as online and by phone. (Courtesy photo)
The Looney Lutherans are coming to Ulen's Top Hat Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are on sale at the Ulen-Hitterdal School office as well as online and by phone. (Courtesy photo)

Looney Lutherans coming to Ulen's Top Hat Theatre Feb. 1

Look out, Ulen — the Looney Lutherans are coming!

Learn how to "Eat Like a Lutheran" during this Saturday, Feb. 1 show at the Top Hat Theatre. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are available online at www.thetophattheatre.com, by email at tophat@ulenhitterdal.k12.mn.us, or by phone at 218-596-8853. You can also purchase tickets in the main office of Ulen-Hitterdal School: Admission is $18 for adults and $10 for students.

The Looney Lutherans will share tips from their (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Use Your Food." Using items from your very own home, you too can have a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy heart, the Lutheran way. Segments include the Lutheran “food wheel” (all roads lead to hotdish), a Lutheran rap (“Eat Like a Lutheran”), and Lutheran beauty tips. Audience members may also be invited on stage to help demonstrate a Lutheran exercise routine using dishtowels, or to compete for cans of corn in the fast-paced game show, "Potluck." By the way, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love it!