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'The Long Island Medium' and Jerry Seinfeld have shows this week at the Fritz

Tickets for both shows are available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, 3475 University Ave.; charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online

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Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks Saturday, Sept. 24.
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GRAND FORKS — Theresa Caputo, “The Long Island Medium,” and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be coming to the Chester Fritz Auditorium on Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 24, respectively.

Caputo engages face-to-face with audience members who wish to connect with deceased loved ones, in hopes of bringing closure and discovering truths.

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Theresa Caputo will present the "Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience" show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
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A practicing medium for more than 20 years, she has written four New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent “Good Mourning: Moving Through Everyday Losses With Wisdom From The Other Side.”

Her show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Billed as America’s premier comedian, Seinfeld brings his standup routine to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday. He’s been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that resonate with audiences everywhere.


Along with comedian Larry David, Seinfeld created the TV show, “Seinfeld,” that ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide. In 2012 the show was named as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

Tickets for both shows are available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, 3475 University Ave.; charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com . For more information, visit www.cfa.und.edu or call the box office at (701) 777-4090 or 800-375-4068.

Symphony opens French-themed season with concert Sunday at Masonic Center

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a concert, titled “The French Violin: L’Art du Violon,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Masonic Center, 423 Bruce Ave.

The theme for the Symphony’s 2022-23 season is “Vive la France!” and features the works of French composers from various periods of music. The Symphony is under the direction of Maestro Alejandro Drago.

The concert will feature guest artist Roman Fedchuk, violin; Symphony musicians Ana Galdavadze and Iva Pecotic, violins; and previous GGFSO concerto competition winner Anne Marques Catarin, piano.

A native of Ukraine, Fedchuk made his solo debut at age 11 with the Lviv Philharmonic. A resident of Prague, he is an award-winning violinist who performs internationally as a soloist and conductor, is a frequent guest of European music festivals, and has recorded a CD of Bach’s violin concertos.


Sunday’s concert program will include Lalo’s “Spanish Symphony”; “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso,” by Saint-Saens; “Romance in F minor,” by Dvorak; and “Carmen: Suite No. 1,” by Bizet.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors, 65 and older; $15 for military; and $5 for students with high school or college ID, and children, ages 15 and younger.

The Symphony will also host a special fundraising event, “Global Tapestry: A Night of Musical Friendship,” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Popplers Music, 1726 S. Washington. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5 p.m.

A concert, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature Drago, Fedchuk and Symphony musicians Ana Galdavadze and Iva Pecotic, all violinists; and previous GGFSO concerto competition winner Anne Marques Catarin, pianist. A meet-and-greet with the musicians will follow the concert.


Tickets are $25 per guest, and a free will donation will be accepted to benefit Ukrainian relief efforts.

Tickets for both events are available at www.ggfso.org and in person at Popplers Music.

‘The Art of Giving’ event set for Friday, Sept. 23

“The Art of Giving” event, commonly known as “TAG,” is set for 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Grand Forks Curling Club, 1124 Seventh Ave. S. Admission is free.

This 10th annual event features roughly 350 works by about 50 of the area’s top artists and up-and-coming artists. Thirty percent of sales benefit local charities and non-profit organizations.

The original artwork will include paintings of all mediums, sculptures of varying styles, potter, mixed media, and photography, said Sally Miskavige, event organizer. The artist receives 70% of any sale of his or her work.

This painting, by Zhimin Guan of Fargo, will be among the 350 artworks displayed for sale at the TAG event Friday, Sept. 23 at the Grand Forks Curling Club. Guan is an art professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

This is North Dakota’s largest art exhibit and sale, Miskavige said. The last TAG event, which occurred in 2019, netted an unprecedented $300,000 in sales of artwork in just a few hours.

A bus from Fargo will bring art collectors and others, for free, to the TAG event. The bus will leave Swanston Equipment at 4 p.m. and arrive back in Fargo at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Molly Swanston at molly.swanston@swanston.com .

TAG is a philanthropic group committed to supporting local charities and artists through the sale of art.

This powerful artwork by Katie Lee will be among the artworks for sale at the 10th annual TAG event Friday, Sept. 23 at the Grand Forks Curling Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities and nonprofit organizations.

UND Greeks to host first Homecoming carnival

The UND Greek community is hosting its first Homecoming Carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at University Park, 320 N. 25th St. Everyone is welcome.

All proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish North Dakota Foundation.

The event will feature 14 carnival games, food trucks and face-painting.

A $5 punch-card allows the holder to play each of the 14 games one time. A $20 wristband allows unlimited game plays. Single tickets are $1 each.

Punch-cards and wristbands may be purchased in advance, or on Tuesday with cash or card.


Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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