Arts & Culture

After earning a master of fine arts in vocal performance in 1979, Teresa Elsbernd, a Shorewood resident, planned to teach singing at the college level. Due to a shortage of jobs, however, she decided to pursue music as a hobby and entered the world of sales instead.

Dāv Kaufman grew up on Lake Minnetonka’s Echo Bay. His father was a high school history teacher who used to tell him stories about the lake.

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District works to protect and preserve our beloved lake. The woman behind it all is Vickie Schleuning, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District’s new executive director.

I am Irish. Catholic. Born in Minnesota. I have written since I was in high school. So at a young age, I had to come to terms with F. Scott Fitzgerald.

One Voice Mixed Chorus will perform Pirates of Penzance at Raspberry Island in Saint Paul. This “gender-bending, topsy-turvy production,” according to executive director Christopher Taykalo, is a classic Gilbert and Sullivan opera.

As a young boxer in Oklahoma, Willie Carter knew that if he wanted to make his mark in the boxing world, he needed to align himself with the best. Or in this case, the greatest.

Featuring more than 400 artists, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival returns to Mears Park on June 22-24. “It’s the largest free jazz festival in Minnesota,” says Steve Heckler, executive director.

For the past three years, actors Sam Pearson and Pegeen Lamb have played F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald at the annual Fitzgerald in Saint Paul fundraiser at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant.

Jim Douglas is a storyteller—through his career as an award-winning photojournalist, writer and photographer, and in memories he shares with passionate narratives. To be with Douglas requires one to pause and employ as many senses as required to travel alongside him during his stories.

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