THE LIST: Adrian Legg...Emily Pinkerton...'Memory' exhibit...more

Adrian Legg Wednesday night at the Empire: Guitarist Adrian Legg will be in concert at 7:30 Wednesday night at the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording, "Guitars and Other Cathedrals," Legg has been ...

Adrian Legg

Wednesday night at the Empire: Guitarist Adrian Legg will be in concert at 7:30 Wednesday night at the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording, "Guitars and Other Cathedrals," Legg has been known for his technical brilliance and troubadour's skill. Beginning in 1993, he was voted Best Finger style Guitarist four years running by Guitar Player magazine. Legg's Grand Forks concert is part of the Masters of Guitar series. Tickets: $18; $15 for Empire members. Reservations, call (701) 777-4090.

Emily Pinkerton

Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church: Emily Pinkerton will present a concert of North American and South American folk fusion music at 8 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. Ninth St., Grand Forks. Haunting vocals, old time banjo and Andean guitar are the backbone of alt-country fusion. Born and raised in Valparaiso, Ind., Pinkerton's musical education took her to Valparaíso, Chile, inspiring immersion in Latin American music. Her latest album, "Valparaíso," weaves two worlds together. Admission: Freewill offering. Info: .

'Memory' exhibit


Opening Thursday in Grand Forks: "Of Memory, Bone and Myth," a national juried photography exhibit sponsored by UND's Department of Art and Design and the Myers Foundation, will have an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Third Street Gallery on Kittson, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 757-3333.

'Grand' concert

Thursday in Stephen, Minn.: Grand Harmony (formerly Greater Grand Forks Valley Chordsmen) and Fallcreek Quartet will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stephen (Minn.) Arts Center. Tickets are $10; the event is a benefit for the center's winter utility bills.

'Celebrate Music'

Thursday in Warren, Minn.: "Celebrate Music & the Arts," a night of entertainment and a fundraiser for the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Public School Education Fund, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the WAO High School auditorium in Warren. Entertainers: Denise (Gaber) Ostby, Donilyn (Mathsen) Bergman, Jay Escher, Roger Hille, Julie Rittman, Steps Dance Academy, Trinity Trio and WAO music students. Wayne and Bev Torgerson will be emcees. A dessert bar will follow the show. Tickets: Adults, $8; K-12, $4; pre-school, free; available at Mane Studio, Bremer Bank, WAO High School office, Warren Pharmacy, Warren Senior Meals and Fransen Bank. Info: .

Matt Ray concert

Saturday in Thief River Falls: Northland College Radio Pioneer 90.1 will present Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses onstage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northland College Theater, Thief River Falls. The band, from Embarrass, Minn., plays high-energy, modernized versions of old songs taken from Americana and roots music along with a healthy dose of original music. Admission: Free; supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Tsunami benefit


Sunday in Grand Forks: A group of community members have planned a Yoji, a fun and educational event, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, to support the Japanese tsunami relief fund through World Vision. Yoji will provide performances and activities including a silent auction, origami station, the Fubuki Daiko drum group from Winnipeg, a demonstration by the UND Kendo Club and a weapons exhibition by Master Nick Ralston and more. Andrew J. Caballero, director of the Yoji, said 10,000 people in Awano, Japan, raised $26,000 for Grand Forks during the 1997 flood. There is no cost for the event, but donations are encouraged. "I am confident that aiding the people of Japan with the help of World Vision is something the community of Grand Forks will get behind," Caballaro said in a news release. Admission: Freewill donation. Info:;

'Spring Fantasy'

Opening Monday at EGF library: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will open its "Spring Fantasy" art exhibit Monday with a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the main library. Local visual artists Michelle Brusegaard and Amy Lyste will exhibit their artwork in a variety of media through May 28. Author Sue Thompson and musician Carly Flaagan will share their work during the opening. Info: (218) 773-9121.

More chicken soup

New contributor: Sue Thompson of East Grand Forks is a contributor to the new release of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life." Thompson's contribution, "No More Pain," was selected from thousands of submissions for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. "My Dog's Life" features 101 stories focusing on canine lives, starting in puppyhood. The book is set to go on sale Tuesday. Motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen created Chicken Soup for the Soul in 1993, and it now has more than 100 titles and has been translated into 40 languages.

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