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Celebrating 50 years together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is bringing its brand of country and folk to the Fargo Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 22. While the group was influential in starting a revival in roots music with 1972’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” it also popularized the song “Mr. Bojangles.” The group returned to top the charts in the ’80s with hits “Modern Day Romance” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Tickets are $42.50, plus fees.
FARGO—With this week's rains, local gardens are starting to burst with color. Tulips and Irises are blooming and the pointy red caps of garden gnomes are popping up. Once a sign of a quaint, quiet garden, these yard dwarves are experiencing a resurgence. A Fargo artist wants to help you make the garden gnome that's right for your home. Amber Parsons is hosting a three-class workshop on making the ceramic creatures. The series runs the next three Tuesdays at the APT space in downtown Fargo.
This week's big event is the Fargo Marathon, but the fun runs all weekend with music, theater and literary offerings. Reina del Cid Thursday Minneapolis-based artist Reina del Cid returns to her hometown for a couple of Fargo shows this weekend. The singer/songwriter—born Rachelle Cordova—brings her blend of folk and rock to the HoDo Lounge, 101 Broadway, tonight at 8 p.m. The singer/songwriter heads up the street at 10 p.m., Saturday to play Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway. Both shows are ID-only and free.
MOORHEAD—The Shins open the summer concert series at Bluestem Amphitheater Sunday night. If the name doesn't ring a bell, don't worry. You likely haven't heard the indie rock band on local radio as its top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart was 86 with 2006's "Phantom Limb."
FARGO -- Country stars Dwight Yoakam and Mary Chapin Carpenter have added Fargo Theatre dates. Yoakam returns to the area on Sunday, June 18, touring behind his latest release, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” a bluegrass album featuring revisions of older songs like “Guitars Cadillacs” and “Please, Please Baby” and a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. He last played in the area in 2013 at Bluestem Center for the Arts.
MOORHEAD — The musical "Sunset Boulevard" didn't score any Tony Award nominations, but the acclaimed revival is giving a Moorhead native something better—a spot on Broadway. Preston Truman Boyd hopes his featured role in Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical sets a path down the Great White Way. "This is hopefully my stepping stone into some bigger career changes," Boyd says.
Hard rock act Bush has been added to the summer concert lineup at Moorhead’s Bluestem Center for the Arts. The group headlines the previously announced Sunday, Aug. 6, date with Pop Evil. Fronted by singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, Bush emerged from London in 1994 with its debut album, including the hits “Comedown,” “Everything Zen,” “Machinehead” and “Glycerine.” The group was on hiatus from 2002 until 2010 and last played the area in 2012, opening up for Nickelback at the Fargodome.
FARGO - As area residents were huddled inside trying to find ways to fight the recent polar vortex, some were looking no farther than their own backyard to feel the heat. On the night of Jan. 4, when the temperatures were in the teens below zero and others were bundling up, Norm Robinson was stripping down and getting ready to get himself in hot water behind his north Fargo home. "I love hot tubs in the winter," says Robinson.
THOMPSON, N.D. - When Kevin Muiderman decided to build a home, he wanted a place that would be welcoming to guests. A lot of guests. A handful of times each year, Muiderman moves the furniture from the living room to set up rows of folding seats, transforming the space into a concert hall for 85. Muiderman didn't just have a sound design for the house, he built it with sound in mind. "Our lives were so rich with music, we decided to build a place with music and gathering in mind," he said while preparing the room for a recent concert.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - With hundreds of lakes less than an hour away, having a place of your own is a popular dream for many in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Buying a lake place can also be an intimidating experience. With more than 400 lakes within a 25-minute drive of Detroit Lakes, finding the right lake, much less the right spot, takes some consideration. Not all lakes are created equal.