Arts & Entertainment

The Dakota Valley Symphony is adding some cachet to its production of Handel’s “Messiah” next month with four guest soloists with backgrounds in professional opera. Directed by Stephen Ramsey, the symphony and 60-member chorus will present “Messiah twice — at 2 and 7 p.m. — on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ames Center in Burnsville. […]

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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is once again bringing its flagship production of “The Nutcracker” to the Ames Center in Burnsville this December. The Lakeville-based nonprofit dance company will present the classic holiday ballet at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Tickets […]

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Cartoonist’s work published with spiritual reflections by Rosemount resident The Rev. Don Knudson, of Rosemount, has helped bring his friend’s cartoons to life in the new book “Grace Happens, Again.” Knudson has penned daily devotions for a compilation of the Rev. Ray Johnson’s illustrations that offer a mixture of Lutheran humor and social justice and […]

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Christmas in the village  The magic of a 1900s-era Christmas is on display the first two weekends of December at Dakota City Heritage Village on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The event features a trolley pulled by draft horses. Hot food […]

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To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Auditions Eagan Theater Company is holding auditions for “My Fatal Valentine” from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. The cast consists of nine female roles and four male roles. Actors must be comfortable with […]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Beyond the Lights” (PG-13) (3) [Sexual content, including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language, and thematic elements.] — After a depressed, popular, up-and-coming, talented British singer (Gugu Mbatha Raw), who is […]

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