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MOORHEAD — Collectively, Colburn Hvidsten III, Dave Wallis and Bruce Crummy framed how readers of The Forum saw their community from Hvidston's time as a college student in the early 1960s to Wallis' final day last October. If you add up their individual careers, the photographers put in 108 years documenting the history of the area, telling stories one image at a time, in stark black and white and then in vivid color.
The Fargo Marathon isn't the only event to get you moving this weekend. Get out of the house and check out some of these offerings.
FARGO — How well do you know America? Don't worry, this isn't a political pop quiz or a citizenship test. With the classic rock/folk pop group coming to the Fargo Theatre on Friday night, May 18, to play classics like "A Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway," "Tin Man" and "Sister Golden Hair," the time is right to see how much you know about the band and its music and learn more about the curious history of America, the group.
FARGO – Country star Toby Keith will return to Fargo for a Sept. 7 show at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S.
You'd think the annual reminder of an event that supposedly scarred a small town would call for reverence, silent reflection or even complete avoidance.
MOORHEAD—Every October, Dan Jones and a group of buddies load up and drive out to Bob Crowe's farm for a weekend. There, they get up early in the morning, pack up their gear and walk out into the fields to set up posts for the day. At the end of the day they return to the farmhouse with their prize, make dinner, have a drink or two and catch up. It sounds like a hunting trip, but their game is the landscape and their weapons are paints and brushes. "It's very much like a hunting retreat, only we're hunting the light," Jones says.
1 1957 Fargo Tornado Book Talk Today More than 60 years after a twister ripped through north Fargo, killing 12 and destroying 300 homes, the tragic event is remembered as one of Fargo's worst disasters. A new book, "1957 Fargo Tornado", looks at the deadly storm. The authors read from and discuss their project from 3:30 to 5 p.m., today, at the NDSU Archives, 3551 7th Ave., N., Fargo. The event is free and open to the public; anyone who remembers the catastrophe or knows someone who does can sign up to be interviewed. 2 Afroman
FARGO—As a former public school and college teacher, John Pederson spent decades educating people about music. He may be retired from the day job, but Pederson is still trying to open eyes and ears to tunes in the area. The trumpeter and his FM Jazz Orchestra play Wednesday night at Dempsey's in downtown Fargo. He doesn't see the show as just a gig, but rather a declarative statement that big band jazz is still very much alive. "Big bands in the U.S. are becoming extinct," he says. "It's really America's only born-and-bred musical style."
Classic rock band Cheap trick brings the hits to Bluestem Amphitheater on Aug. 30. The group exploded onto radio in 1977 with hits “I Want You to Want Me” and “Hello There” and would follow that the next year with “Surrender”. In 1979 it would release the iconic “Cheap Trick at Budokan”. In 2016 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The lineup features original members Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson.
FARGO — As a Lutheran pastor, Matt Valan is used to contemplating big, important questions. For most of the last decade he's been obsessed with a simple one: Why? Why did his sister, Cordee Jo Tungseth, kill her husband, Steve, in cold blood in the summer of 2006? Valan knew the facts. The couple had a strained relationship that was getting emotionally more distant day by day. That, coupled with Cordee's mental illnesses led her to point a shotgun at her husband's chest as he walked in their kitchen one day and pull the trigger.