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Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
More snow, frigid temps on the way
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
Alexandria boys hockey: A Strong hat trick leads Alexandria to 5-5 tie
Alexandria girls hockey: Cardinals move to 2-2 after loss to St. Cloud
Shot in the arm? New pitch-count policy draws mixed reviews locally
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Second Sunday concert features Christmas sing-along
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
September 30, 2016
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
Alexandria Area Arts Association has announced auditions for its upcoming holiday staging of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 6. Be prepared for a possible call back on Friday, Oct. 7. The times are as follows: Oct. 5 5:30 to 6 p.m. Music...
September 30, 2016 - 1:36am
April 15, 2016
Prairie Wind Players auditions announced
Prairie Wind Players Community Theater, based in Barrett, will hold auditions for the June production of The Nerd on Friday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30 from 10 to 11:30 am or Sunday, May 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall in Barrett. The Nerd is a comedy written...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Audition for Alexandria Area Arts' spring drama
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) invites the public to open auditions for its spring drama, Proof, on Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the AAAA Theatre, 618 Broadway in Alexandria.
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Auditions for 'Honk, Jr.' open to area youth
Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) invites youth ages 8-18 to audition for its upcoming youth musical, Honk, Jr. There are roles for 30-35 young performers. Auditions will be held Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the AAAA Theatre, 618 Broadway in...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Jingle Bells auditions set
Talent auditions for the 67th annual Jingle Bells Telethon will be held on Sunday, November 1 and Saturday, November 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria. The telethon will be Saturday, December 5 at 5 p.m. at Lake Geneva Christian Center. For more...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
Prepare for theater auditions at community class
Community Education’s Theatre 101 Complete Series will prepare attendees for the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre production of White Christmas. Topics include introduction to theater, introduction to auditions, the audition package and mock auditions and acting...
September 3, 2014 - 6:49am
Prairie Wind Players to hold auditions for 'The Glass Menagerie'
The Prairie Wind Community Theatre will hold auditions for Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie on Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, September 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett. Come with a short prepared piece. Parts of the script will also...
September 3, 2013 - 3:38pm
July 19, 2013
Openings still available for Prairie Fire's 'Pinocchio'
There are still openings for the 27th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This musical production Pinocchio has roles for 75 youth. Camp is Monday through Thursday, August 5-8 from noon to 5 p.m., with performances Friday through Sunday, August 9-11. Schedules...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Auditions open for 'Willy Wonka'
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will hold open auditions for its upcoming fall family musical, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, July 22-23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the AAAA Theatre. Willy Wonka is the story of a candy man and his quest to find an heir...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
Audition set for 'A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody'
Prairie Wind Players in Barrett will hold auditions for their late summer production of A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, a combination comedy and mystery by Ron Bernas. The story starts on New Year's Eve at the Matthew and Julia Perry mansion as the couple makes their annual resolutions....
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Auditions announced for 'Lucky Stiff'
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) announced auditions for its upcoming spring musical, Lucky Stiff, by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the AAAA theater. Lucky Stiff is an...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
'Rumors' auditions to be held at AAAA
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will hold auditions for its winter production, Rumors, by Neil Simon. When the deputy mayor of New York shoots himself, inflicting a flesh wound, four couples are suddenly thrust into a severe attack of farce. The farce comedy, written...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
'It's a Wonderful Life' auditions slated
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will hold auditions for their holiday production, It's a Wonderful Life, on October 1-2 at 6:30 p.m. at the AAAA Theatre in downtown Alexandria. The production requires 25 people, ranging between the ages of 8 and 80, according to director...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Prairie Wind Players to hold auditions
Auditions will be held on September 17-18 at 6:30 p.m. for Prairie Wind Players November production, The Importance of Being Earnest, at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett. One of Oscar Wilde's greatest plays, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farce, a romantic comedy of manners and a...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 6, 2012
Prairie Wind Players auditions for 'Southern Hospitality' to be held
The Furtelle family and their friends from Fayro, Texas will be back on the Prairie Wind Players' stage in Southern Hospitality. Auditions for available parts will be held on July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am