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Jazz n' Java

Willmar, today, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; Shannon and Jonathan playing '50s classics and more.


Morris, today, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, UM-Morris; final concert of the concert choir spring tour; freewill donation.

White Rose Band

Glenwood, Friday, 7 to 11 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents Julie Lee's "White Rose Band," playing old time, country and big band music; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

Peterson concert

Willmar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; violin concert by Kerkhoven native Esther Peterson to raise funds for the Willmar Design Center; appetizers, wine and coffee at 6:30 p.m. with piano music by Raeanna Gislason; $25, ticket available at The Barn Theatre, by calling 320-214-7646 or at

Crow River Area Youth Orchestra

Hutchinson, Sunday, 4 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church; Crow River Area Youth Orchestra spring concert featuring "The Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saens and "Concerto for Viola, Organ and Strings" by M. Hayden; adults $7, students $4.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, April 8-10, 15-17, 7:30 p.m.; April 11 and 18, 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; "Always ... Patsy Cline"; adults $15, students $8, call the box office at 320-235-9500.

Afternoon of music

New London, April 11, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; "Arcadian Reflections" and "Custom Made" bands performing music from the 1950s and '60s; free admission.

Woodbury Chorus

and Orchestra

Bird Island, April 11, 3:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church; the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra and Renville County Singers present "Celebration of Life" composed of choral and orchestral music, including selections by Franz Schubert and Haendel; freewill donation to the Renville County Food Shelf.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, April 18, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass"; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

West Central Singers

Willlmar, April 18, 4 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church; West Central Singers present "The Lord is my Shepherd, Music from the Psalms"; tickets at the door.


Willmar, April 20, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; the West Central Concert series presents "Riders in the Sky"; for more information call 320-235-3675 evenings.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 21, 7 p.m., Ridgewater College cafeteria; pop concert by Ridgewater's concert choir and chamber singers.

Afternoon of music

New London, April 25, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; music and humor from the "Monongaelics," New London's artist musicians; free.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 28-May 1, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College theater; "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durange; $5 general admission, Ridgewater students free; call 320-222-7605.


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

Bethel Lutheran Church, 411 Becker Ave. S.W., Willmar

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Jazz n' Java, 913 Business 71 N, Willmar

Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

North American Financial Center, 1516 First St. S., Willmar

Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson

Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

St. Mary's Catholic Church, 220 10th St. S., Bird Island

Three Sisters Furnishings, 2550 Highway 9 N.E., New London

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

Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth Street S.W., Willmar