STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Steve Driscoll night at the Empire
Steve Driscoll had his first professional gig at the age of 13 while growing up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Since hes lived in Grand Forks, hes been a member of the Jordan River Band, Jedd Zeppelin,... Posted on 10/25/13 at 2:03 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Halloween fun in Greater Grand Forks
Today's blog is brought to you from local blogger and business person Michaela Schell.
The Halloween fun in Greater Grand Forks doesn't just happen on October 31st. Events are happening all week long... Posted on 10/16/13 at 3:50 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Peter & the Wolf
Peter & the Wolf performed by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra Saturday, October 26, at 3 pmat the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.... Posted on 9/22/13 at 2:27 PM
“Avenue Q” isn’t your typical musical. With a mix of puppets and regular actors plus a live band, the Empire Arts Center presents a musical comedy that addresses sensitive social issues in a comical in-your-face manner.
After gathering enough junk from behind the curtains to fill two dumpsters, the people at the Empire Arts Center have created a backstage performance venue at the historic downtown theater unlike anything in Grand Forks.
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” address, more than 100 people gathered Monday in Grand Forks to remember and reflect upon on the life and legacy of the speech and its giver.
Today the public will have its first chance to see some of UND’s varied and world-class art following the unveiling Tuesday afternoon of the new “UND Art Collection” sign outside the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks.
For at least 20 years, UND has been trying to establish its presence in downtown Grand Forks. Now UND is about to make its move there in a big way by exhibiting part of its premiere art collection at the Empire Art Center.
The film “Xanadu” may not have fared well at the box office, but on stage it’s a hit. The musical remake was released in 2007 and recognized as an outstanding new musical in 2008 by the Outer Critics Circle Award. It “took the general idea of the movie and made it better,” said Emily Burkland, executive director at the Empire Arts Center.
Saturday night Grand Forks will have the chance to see John C. Reilly up close and personal, not as an actor, but as a singer, a role in which he also excels. He’s bringing John C. Reilly and Friends — including Grand Forks native Tom Brosseau — to town for a concert at the Empire Arts Center.
Middle Eastern Dance
- Tonight at Fire Hall: 12 Houses of Grand Forks in conjunction with the Fire Hall Theatre will present “A Night of Middle Eastern Dance” at 7 tonight at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks.
The North Dakota Ballet Company’s production “A Women’s Work” Saturday night in the Empire Arts Center will see dancers and choreographers coming together for a performance inspired by the lives of women. The company’s spring concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown Empire Arts Center. Tickets will be $12 for students and $15 for adults. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m.
Elton John tickets: Monday at Ralph Engelstad Arena: Tickets for Elton John’s March 24 concert in Grand Forks will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday for $39, $79 and $139, available at Ticketmaster.com, the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office, or charge by phone, (800) 745-3000. There will be an eight-ticket limit per order, and service fees will apply. John and his band will take the stage at 8 p.m.
There will be all sorts of magic afoot on Feb. 23 when the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre opens eight performances of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” with the Pied Piper tale “Rats!” as the pre-show.
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