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TRFACT’S Voices of the Theater on Pioneer 90.1

Every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. on Pioneer 90.1 FM, Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is performing one of 3 different shows (Radio Readers’ Theater, Community Concerts and Small City, Big Theater! — this last one is a show on various Broadway shows, music and guests who talk about said shows) — all under the title Voices of the Theater. Tune in each week for this regional entertainment!

Voices of the Theater Schedule

Oct 20   Small City; Big Theater! Les Miserables  with Teresa Rankin
Oct 27  Radio Readers’ Theater Halloween Show with Rob Burkel & Scott Pream
Nov 3  Community Concert #16
Nov 10  Radio Readers’ Theater He Said & She Said and Fourteen
Nov 17  Small City; Big Theater!  West Side Story with Dan Bartsch
Nov 24  Radio Readers’ Theater The Jelly Bean by F Scott Fitzgerald, read by Carl Dahlberg
Dec 1  Small City; Big Theater!  Broadway Christmas with Teresa Rankin McGriff
Dec 8  Community Concert Christmas Show #1
Dec 15  Community Concert Christmas Show #2
Dec 22 Radio Readers’ Theater Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Dec 29  Radio Readers’ Theater  Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Mojo Mondays for Performing Arts

Mojo Mondays are a chance for performance artists, performing groups and technicians to connect, collaborate, and build community. This will be a light-hearted and positive gathering where we can laugh, discuss burning issues, share stories, and talk about what we need to talk about among the performing arts community. Bring your own wine or other beverage.

Join us on October 19 from 5 to 6 pm!

Mojo Mondays will take place online using Zoom. To participate you will need a computer with a working microphone and camera, internet service, and the Zoom app. The Zoom app is free and you can find it here https://zoom.us/download. If interested please email Trey at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com. A half hour before each meeting you will be sent a zoom invite through your email that you can click on to join the gathering.

Jeff Menten & Paul NYE Livestream concert

The Fosston Community Library and Arts Association is Sponsoring Acoustofiddle Livestream Concert on

Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 PM

Violinist Jeff Menten, Park Rapids, and Fingerstyle Guitarist Paul Nye, Walker, will be presenting a Livestream Concert on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. 

The concert is sponsored by the Fosston Community Library Arts Association, and made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, as part of a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund through the voters of Minnesota. 

Menten and Nye, who refer to their duo as “Acoustofiddle” have been performing together for nearly a decade and were part of Akeley’s Woodtick Musical Theater band for many years. 

The duo describes their music as “funky folk, punky polka, cool Celtic, caffeinated classical, and Gypsy jazz, with a bit of grassy blues.”  The music Menten and Nye will be presenting will cover a wide range of genres, including traditional, original, ethnic, and the duo’s arrangements of some pop covers.  Menten and Nye have regularly performed across the north country for several years until this year when the Covid-19 pandemic forced many music venues to close down, causing cancellations of live performances.  Many musicians have done performances on various social media platforms. 

The livestream concert will be videotaped live, courtesy of Calvary Church in Walker, which has allowed Menten & Nye not only the use of the facility, but also the video, audio and live-streaming software the church uses for online services. The concert will only be available online on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Viewers can go online to www.paulnye.com for a link to the performance. The performance venue will be closed to the public, but the virtual online audience will be able to make comments through chat in realtime during the concert.  Menten and Nye will be reading some select comments throughout the show.  

Pre-concert streaming will be available at 6:30 p.m. on August 20th, with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.   There is no charge for the concert, but viewers will be given an opportunity to tip the performers through PayPal or Venmo during the performance.  

Put this concert on your calendar!

TRFACT Community Concerts — Tune in Weekly!

The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater has had to adapt due to the pandemic. They have postponed their Summer 2020 shows to 2021.

Instead, they will be holding community concerts each Tuesday at 5 pm on Pioneer 90.1 radio during the summer. These concerts include a variety of performers including singers, musicians, and monologues.

Singer Sherry Knott

To listen, tune to Pioneer Radio 90.1 FM on Tuesdays at 5pm. Watch our FaceBook page or the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater FaceBook page to see the lineup of performers each week. Videos of individual performances will also be added to their FaceBook page.

First Friday July 3 Event

Color & Celebrate another Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Adventure

Gather Online – July 3rd

Plan to join the Kolling Cards and Things Made Here

First Friday Art Online
Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Adventure
into the amazing world of coloring art
and celebration of American Independence
4:30 p.m. CDT July 3rd, 2020

The theme will be
American Heritage: Independence Day and the main focus will be
“The Battle of Yorktown” (Revolutionary War)

Admission to the event will be FREE to you and your household/workplace, but please pre-register.

You can go through the shopping cart at www.kollingcards.com or by emailing Cindy. The “zoom” event will be a mix of Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art tips, techniques and reviews with special focus on the Yorktown Battlefield Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Poster.

Order by June 27th for best chance of delivery by July 3 (depending on your location). It’s more fun to color along while we learn and experiment.

Good for all ages.

The Zoom Master will be available to help anyone who doesn’t feel “techy” enough. She is patient and can walk you through the steps. You will need internet or wifi access, a smart phone or computer and it’s good if you have a camera and mic on your gizmo; but of not… it can still work. If you have hesitations or questions, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the Zoom Master. Plan to join in a little early if you are uncertain.

American Independence – Revolutionary War: Yorktown Battlefield expect about 45 minutes; tops 1 hr.

This is an online opportunity offering social distancing and access to learning and sharing coloring art tips, techniques and mediums spiced with tidbits of American Independence Day Heritage.

Any questions, please contact your artist, Cindy Kolling of
Kolling Cards and Things Made Here!
Artist Owned Business Sustainably Serving You and Your Customers since 1986 PO Box 101
Gully, MN 56646 USA
ph/fax 218-268-4396