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Arts calendar

Brule and AIRO

Willmar, today, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; a blend of contemporary Native American music with traditional rhythms and dance by Brule and the American Indian Rock Opera; $25, tickets available at Dunn Brothers Coffee, by calling 800-595-4849 or on the Web site at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, today through Saturday and April 23-25, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and April 26, 2:30 p.m. The Barn Theatre; "Sylvia" comedy; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

KMS High School

Kerkhoven, Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., KMS High School theater; KMS High School presents the comedy "Virgil's Family Reunion"; adults $6, children, students and seniors $4, available at the door.

West Central Connection

Willmar, Saturday, 4 and 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Connection Chorus annual spring concert; featured quarter is O.C. Times, the 2008 International Quartet champion; adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sammy Jensen Orchestra

Glenwood, Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents the Sammy Jensen Orchestra; doors open at 2 p.m.; $20 per couple; for more information visit or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, Monday, 7 p.m., high school; all-district orchestra concert; adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.


Willmar, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Concert Series presents Cherish the Ladies, Irish performance, rescheduled from last fall; for ticket information call Claudia Lenz at 320-235-3675 evenings.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 22-25, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College theater; the college theatre department presents "The Head That Wouldn't Die," $5 general admission seating; for reservations call 320-222-7605; April 23 show will be followed by a talkback session with the cast, crew and visiting playwright of the show.

Community Christian School

Willmar, April 23, 1 p.m., April 24, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church; Community Christian School's grade-school operetta "The Secret of My Success"; free admission.

Central Square

Glenwood, April 24, 7:30 p.m., April 26, 3 p.m., Central Square; "Don't Hug Me" the musical comedy; general admission tickets $15; call 320-634-0400.


dinner theater

Svea, April 24-25, 6:30 p.m., April 26, 1 p.m., Svea Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall; Svea Lutheran Church youth present "Joseph and the Black Widow" dinner theater; adults $15, 12 and under $8; 320-995-6465.

Great Northern Union Chorus

Appleton, April 25, 7 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Great Northern Union Chorus concert; general admission tickets $15; advanced reserved tickets $13 for the center section; send a check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Box 52, Appleton, MN. 56208.

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, April 26, 3 p.m., WEAC; Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra spring concert, featuring two winners of the Young Artists' Competition, Joseph Hillesheim of Buffalo Lake on flute and Ryan Freitas of Willmar on saxophone, as well as vocal artists Carol Welker and Lee Roisum; tickets at the door.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 30, 6:30 p.m., Ridgewater College cafeteria; annual dinner concert featuring the Ridgewater College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers; adults $15, Ridgewater students and children under 12 $7; reservations required, call 320-222-7605.

Doc's All Stars

Glenwood, May 3, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents Doc's All Stars band; doors open at 2 p.m.; $20 per couple; for more information visit or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.


Male Chorus

Litchfield, May 3, 7 p.m., Bernie Aaker Auditorium; Litchfield Area Male Chorus spring concert; $5 for adults, preschool kids free; advance tickets available from chorus members; tickets at the door; 320-260-7420.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, May 4-5, 7 p.m., The Barn Theatre; auditions for the musical "Annie" directed by Nikki Bettcher Erickson; production dates July 8-11, 15-18, 22-25.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, May 11, 7:30 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High band and choir concert; adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

Assembly of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr. S.E., Willmar

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Bernie Aaker Auditorium, 114 Holcombe Ave. N., Litchfield

Central Square, 105 Second Ave. N.E., Suite 111, Glenwood

KMS High School, west edge of Kerkhoven on Highway 12

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

Svea Lutheran Church, main street, Svea

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Community and high school art events such as concerts and stage productions will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.

Items may be submitted on the Tribune Web site at; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.