There was a full house for the Mu Daiko performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts last night. the crowd loved the show. The next great event offered by the North Shore Music Association and the Grand Marais Playhouse will be an evening with the Zenon Dance Company.
Zenon Dance Company is known for its tremendous stylistic
diversity, technical virtuosity and artistic integrity. The dance
company has toured areas as far-flung as Aruba, Guam, Russia, Saipan,
Switzerland and Budapest—and now the Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Zenon Dance Company will arrive March 5 with dance classes for the
community. Zenon’s residency work (March 5-8) will include daily
creative movement classes with elementary students as well as daily
classes with students in grades 8-12 and adult community members from
7 – 8:15 p.m.
Zenon Dance Company tops off the four-day dance residency with an
evening performance of modern and jazz dance at the Arrowhead Center
for the Arts on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss this troupe
described as “the dance company that can do it all” and “in a league
of its own” by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Tickets are only $15 adults and $10 for students! Tickets are
available on-line at www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.org or at the door
an hour before the show.
Proceeds from this event will go toward purchasing, maintaining or
upgrading production equipment in the ACA.
The production is thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the
Legacy Amendment and the collaboration of the Grand Marais Playhouse,
the North Shore Music Association and Community Education.
There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and demand for the material. But nothing comes with out a price, and for some the environment is far too vulnerable and valuable to justify mining. In Wisconsin an open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills is on the table. Under current Wisconsin mining law it could never be permitted. But in Madison, legislators are working to rewrite existing law. The proposed mine sits at the headwaters of the Bad River Watershed. The area is home to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Mike Wiggins is the band’s Chairman. He and his people fear the destruction of their homeland and way of life.
Lodging tax revenues for the first month of 2012 were down from January of last year county-wide. According to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office, the January totals were down 7.2 percent .
Lutsen-Tofte revenues were down 8 percent from last January. Grand Marais revenues were down 9.9 percent from this time last year. The Gunflint Trail revenues for December were up 1.8 percent.
The Auditor’s office emphasizes that not all businesses report taxes at the same time each year and revenues are an “apples-to-apples comparison.” That means only businesses which reported lodging tax revenues both in January of this year and last year are included in the monthly accounting.
Although the elections for the West End townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder are nearly two weeks away—they will be Tuesday, March 13—some citizens voting now by absentee ballot. And in Lutsen, there is actually a “race.” Unlike Tofte and Schroeder, which have one person running for each vacancy, Lutsen has choices on the ballot.
Two people filed to run as town clerk—Silviyia Duclos and Gail Thompson will be on the ballot.
Two people also filed to run for township supervisor—Alta McQuatters and Ginny Storlie, so their names are on the official ballot. Announcing on February 18 that he intended to run as a write-in candidate was Larry McNeally.
Polls will open for West End elections on Tuesday, March 13 from 5-8 p.m. before the annual town meetings.
On Thursday, March 1, an extraordinary group is coming to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Cook County will enjoy Mu Daiko with special guest Hanayui on March 1 at 7 p.m.
Mu Daiko celebrates 15 years of taiko with its biggest performance yet. On its three-week Minnesota tour, the Twin Cities-based drum ensemble brings a signature blend of tradition and innovation to the ACA. Mu Daiko will share the stage with special guest artists that exemplify the unique power of women in both American and Japanese taiko.
Hanayui presents a ground-breaking combination of song, dance, and drumming as visually striking as it is musical. Joining them are Tiffany Tamaribuchi, one of the nation’s leading forces in North American taiko, and recent Minnesota transplant and Mu Daiko collaborator Megan Chao Smith. This amazing performance is appropriate for all ages, but it does include loud noises.
Tickets are only $15 adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available on-line at www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.org or at the door an hour before the show.
Proceeds from this event will go toward purchasing, maintaining or upgrading production equipment in the ACA.
The production is thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Legacy Amendment and the collaboration of the Grand Marais Playhouse, the North Shore Music Association and Community Education.