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Lipizzaner Stallions Coming to Rochester

Lipizzaner Stallions Coming to Rochester

The Lipizzander Stallions are on their 41st Anniversary Tour. All new music, choreography and routines have been incorporated in this anniversary edition with a major emphasis on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, from its original breeding and use as a horse of war to a horse of nobility and aristocracy to a living form of equestrian art. The show emulates the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, in its presentation of Lipizzans, and maintains a traditional as well as entertaining performance similar in many ways to what you would see at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The show is Friday, February 18th at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. For more information and to get tickets call 507-328-2222 or go to http://www.mayociviccenter.com/upcoming_events/eventdetails.aspx?eventid=16238.

Jeff Tweedy Coming to Rochester

Jeff Tweedy Coming to Rochester

Jeff Tweedy with perform in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center Tuesday, March 29th. The show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $35.00. Tweedy is the founding member and leader of the ground-breaking American rock band Wilco, and co-founder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo. Tweedy has won two Grammy Awards. For information on tickets, call 507-328-2222.

Senior Center Sew-In

A little chilly outside, but nice and toasty inside the Rochester Senior Center thanks to the nimble fingers of some very giving ladies.

Roughly 20 quilters are doing a sew-in today, making blankets for Project Linus.

The group will be sewing for seven hours today, and plan to make more than 20 quilts, to benefit critically ill and sick children at the Crisis Nursery in Rochester.

"We do a lot for Crisis Nursery. It makes us all have that good feeling that we're sharing with the community," said Quilter Mary Hanson.

This is the first time these quilters have gotten together for an event like this, but say it seemed to be a huge success.

 

Bill Cosby Coming to Rochester

Bill Cosby Coming to Rochester

One of America's most prolific comedians is coming to Rochester. Bill cosby will perform at the Mayo Civic Center Saturday, March 12th. The show starts at 7:30. 

Cosby broke television's racial barrier with a role in I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series and win three consecutive Emmys for "Outstanding Lead Actor" in the dramatic series. The veteran comic hosted the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004.

Cosby may be best-known for his role in The Cosby Show, which featured a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family, and Time magazine called the show "an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race." The Cosby Show dominated the No.

40 Acre West Hills Complex Now on National Register of Historic Places

40 Acre West Hills Complex Now on National Register of Historic Places

The entire West Hills complex, in Owatonna, is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The main building, which houses many of Owatonna's city offices, has been on the register since 1975. But in December, the rest of the 40 acre complex was added. The reason is the facility's history as the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children.

     "Ya know of course it was the state orphanage, the only state orphanage in Minnesota. It's the only one, maybe nationally, that has been preserved where the buildings are still here. Not all of them of course, but many of the buildings are still here. We're telling the story of the orphanage era," says Maxine Ronglien.

Officials say the new designation will help with state and federal grants, not to mention, boost tourism for those interested in historic locations. You can learn more about the orphanage museum and the West Hills complex by clicking here...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be conducting an auditorium book sale during Rochester's WinterFest. You will find a wide selection of books in the Library Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 7 and Tuesday, Feb. 8. Books are for sale by donation.

Hayfield 9th Grader Headed to Justin Bieber Premier in Los Angeles

Hayfield 9th Grader Headed to Justin Bieber Premier in Los Angeles

Imagine Sydney Tapp's surprise when she found out she had won a national contest to create a movie poster for Justin Bieber's new movie, "Never Say Never."

     "I like started to shake and get teary eyed, but I didn't scream because I didn't want to disturb anybody," says Tapp.

The Hayfield 9th grader has seen Bieber in concert twice, including in St. Louis, Missouri, which is where the picture was taken that was used as the basis for the movie poster. She says she was in school on Tuesday when she found out she had won.

     "In computer yesterday I went to my email, not really expecting anything and I got an email saying congratulations from BieberFever.com and I was like this has to be a joke," says Tapp.

But it turned out to be true. As a reward, Tapp gets a free trip to Los Angeles, California for the premier of "Never Say Never" on February 8th.