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Enjoy conversation, pie at Opera House July 19

High school scholars to present original play

Recording artist Jack Williams to perform July 7

Jack Williams – who produced and was the lead guitar player for the late, great and exceptional Mickey Newbury – will be at the Ellendale Opera House Thursday, July 7.

The music of Jack Williams is rooted in his native South Carolina, and shaped by a 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit.

"...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered," said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL.

Jack is considered a "musician's musician," who writes vivid songs with a strong sense of place.

He is a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar.

Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago's The Midnight Special said, "His artistry is nothing short of amazing."

Photography exhibition coming in June

Chamber music ensemble June 29

Nokota horse been documentary screening cancelled

A special screening of the documentary film "Home on the Plains: The Legacy of the Nokota Horse" scheduled at the Ellendale Opera House at 2 p.m. June 26 has been cancelled.

Piano, violin recital May 20 at Opera House

Tara Bohlen and Michael Land to perform

Come join us for an evening of classical music Friday, May 20 with violinist Tara Bohlen and pianist Michael Land performing a program of Beethoven, Khachaturian and Brahms.

The program begins at 7 p.m. and includes Beethoven's Violin Sonata #8 in G major, Op.30 No.3; Khachaturian's Violin Concerto in D minor; and Brahms' Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano. A freewill donation will go to support the Opera House.

Bohlen is a native of Bismarck, and currently serves as associate concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra (BMYSO) and youth orchestra conductor of the BMYSO.

She teaches violin and viola in her home studio and performs with the Sonorus String Quartet, an ensemble which performs regularly on PBS televisions's "Prairie Musicians" program.

In 2015, Bohlen was featured as a guest soloist with the BMYSO. She also plays violin with the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra.

Author of German-Russian heritage books at Opera House May 13

Rural women celebrated in new historical exhibit

Plan to have pie on Pi Day March 14

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