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23 posts from January 2012


Go ahead and yell "Freebird," Lynyrd Skynyrd is coming to Treasure Island

 The band that made yelling "Freebird" cool is headed to Treasure Island. The legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd — who made anthems such as "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" radio staples — plays May 19. Tickets — $65 and $75 — are available now by calling 1-877-849-1640 or online at

Bachman and Turner reunite at Treasure Island

Reunited for the first time in more than two decades, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are live at Treasure Island on Saturday, March 24!
The pair is touring and recording as the new, full-throttle rock machine Bachman & Turner. Their self-titled album is full of hair-raising, fist pumping anthems that fit seamlessly among Bachman-Turner Overdrive classics like "Takin’ Care of Business" and "You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet."
Tickets are $38 and $48. Call the box office at 1-877-849-1640 or visit to reserve your seats.

Performance starts at 8 p.m. Must be 12 years of age or older to attend. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

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Rochester: What's your favorite black and white film?

Chris Miksanek - The Med City Movie Guy - 'The Artist'For a silent film, "The Artist" sure has a lot of people talking. I'll be reviewing this Oscar-bound phenom in Thursday's Post-Bulletin. Meanwhile, I'm interested in hearing what is your favorite black and white film?

-- Chris Miksanek
-- The Med City Movie Guy





Calling all bands

Riverside Concerts is looking for opening acts for the 2012 season of Down by the Riverside concerts in Rochester's Mayo Park. The concerts are held on Sunday nights in July and August.  Bands of any musical genre will be considered, but at least one member of the band must live in southeastern Minnesota. Submit a press kit, which includes a CD with at least three songs, a photo, bio and set list, to the Riverside Concerts office, 201 Fourth Ave. S.E., Suite 170, Rochester MN 55904. The due date is March 16.


Full screens

Plenty of movie choices in the area this weekend. Four movies are opening: "The Grey," "Hugo," "Man on a Ledge" and "One for the Money." And, for a change, no movies are leaving. That means there are 22 movies playing on local screens as of Friday. Take your pick.


Winter ArtWalk is Thursday downtown #rochmn

The Rochester Downtown Alliance along with downtown merchants and local artists present an evening ARTWALK.

Enjoy local art and entertainment, plus at each venue, register for your chance to win a downtown prize package. The more stops you visit, the more chances you have to win.

Download ARTWALK map here:

For more information, visit:

Save the date for upcoming ARTWALK events:
May 3, 2012
July 26, 2012
October 18, 2012


"America's Got Talent" star to perform at Rodeo

“America’s Got Talent” semifinalist, charismatic trick roper Anthony Lucia will show off his spectacular skills during the World's Toughest Rodeo in Saint Paul.

The Stewart sisters from Afton, Minn. will also show off their talent and speed in barrel racing during the event.

The World's Toughest Rodeo will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Tickets are $17, $22, $32, $47, $80 (Gold Buckle Seating). Kids 12 and under start at $9.50.


Dr. King remembered with solo performance and open mic

"Dr. King’s Dream," a biography of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented as a solo performance by Twin Cities actor and author of the play, Warren C. Bowles, will be seen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage at Rochester Civic Theatre. Tickets are $10.

Following the presentation there will be a free a program of shared poetry that speaks to the spirit of Dr. King and his messages. The open mic format is open to poets, singers, performance artists, etc. Poet’s Corner begins at 9 p.m. on the lobby stage. It will be taped by KSMQ for rebroadcast.

Rochester Civic Theatre is located at 20 Civic Center Drive S.E., Rochester.

A film classic back on the big screen

GwtwIf you've never seen "Gone With the Wind" on the big screen, here's your chance. The Sheldon theater in Red Wing is showing the Clark Gable / Vivian Leigh classic Saturday at 4:00. Click here for details.

-- Chris Miksanek
-- The Med City Movie Guy


Your chance to be on TV

The Poet's Corner scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Civic Theatre will be taped by KSMQ-TV, Austin, for later broadcast. Admission is free and participation is open to poets and aspiring poets. Those who intend to recite their poetry are asked to show up by 8:30 p.m. for ease of scheduling.