Arts & Entertainment

To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Books Candace Simar, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 20, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. The award-winning poet and author of Minnesota-based historical novels, “Abercrombie Trail” and “Pomme De Terre,” will talk about her inspiration and writing. Books will be available to purchase and [...]

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The annual Lakeville Art Festival allows guests not just to experience art, but to take part in its creation. Each year, the festival hosts a community art project, and this year guests will be asked to help paint an antique bench with flowers — in the manner of Georgia O’Keefe — which will become a [...]

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Craig MacIntosh will discuss his novel “McFadden’s War” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Set in the present-day Philippines, “McFadden’s War” follows an ex-Green Beret and an ex-Navy Seal through the nation’s seedy, crime-filled underworld as they attempt to launch a deep-sea diving business; released this summer, it [...]

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Daniel Adorno uses crowd funding to help publish his first novel The fantasy world of Lucius Nostra, vengeful dragons and helpful elves was living in independent author Daniel Adorno’s head for years. When “The Blade Heir” was published as an e-book and paperback on Aug. 16, the Farmington author finally brought his characters to life [...]

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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. “Dolphin Tale 2” (PG) (3) [Some mild thematic elements.] — An inspirational, factually based, entertaining, family-oriented, star-studded (Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Bethany Hamilton), 107-minute sequel in which [...]

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