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Costume show in New London

NEW LONDON -- There will be a fashion show at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Little Theatre in New London. It will feature young women from New London-Spicer High School modeling the theatre's "beautiful and expansive" costume collection.

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The Little Theatre costume collection has been growing for decades through quiet and generous donations from local individuals, organizations and retailers. It contains garments, shoes and accessories dating from as far back as the 1890s to contemporary apparel items.

A unique and valuable resource to The Little Theatre, the organization is pleased to share this special collection with the community. Some items may be available for rent -- to wear or display. Contact The Little Theatre for additional information and rental fees.

There will be a complimentary lunch to follow.

UMM Symphonic Wind concert

MORRIS -- The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds presents a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus.

The multimedia concert will feature one world premiere, two Minnesota premieres, collaborations with two campus professors, as well as a new installation for wind ensemble and electronic sounds.

The performance is a collaboration of the Symphonic Winds and UMM Studio Art Discipline and works by UMM Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble that were inspired by a live performance of "Sanctuary" by Frank Ticheli. This concert will see the world premiere of such a mutually inspired performance.

UMM Assistant Professor of Music Denise Odello will perform Rolf Rudin's Am Ende des Tages, a diverse, contemporary concerto for English horn and wind ensemble. This performance will be another Minnesota premiere -- and only the second time that this work will be played in the United States.

The program will conclude with a production of Steven Bryant's "Ecstatic Waters," composed for wind ensemble and electronics.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors, and are available at the door.

Cantus concert, exhibit Tuesday

DAWSON -- The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents a concert by the men's vocal ensemble, Cantus, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson.

Recognized as one of America's finest vocal chamber ensembles, Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of international touring, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis and St. Paul, educational outreach programs and recording. The ensemble is known for rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director and for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including chant, Renaissance music, contemporary works, art song, folk, spirituals, world music, and pop.

As a non-profit organization, Cantus is an active proponent of music education, encouraging people of all ages -- especially men -- to sing. The ensemble annually works with over 10,000 young people throughout the country in educational activities ranging from master classes to festivals and collaborations. Cantus will give a master choral workshop with the Dawson-Boyd High School Choir as part of their visit to Dawson.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, reserved seating available by contacting the box office at 320-769-2955 ext. 246 or by visiting the Web site at dawsonboydarts.org.

Victoria "Torri" Hanna is the featured fiber artist as part of the Cantus concert Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. The exhibit will begin at 6:30 p.m. Hanna will exhibit her art weaving, which is distinguished by her sculptural use of woven copper wire combined with hand spun natural-fiber yarns including organic fibers such as soy, corn and bamboo.

Hanna graduated from Southwest State University in Marshall with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fiber arts and has more than 30 years of experience in weaving, spinning, knitting, felting, crochet and tatting, and more than 15 years of professional teaching experience.

In addition to the copper wire, Hanna uses wool, cotton, alpaca, silk and specialty yarns for her wearable art weaving.

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