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Jazz n' Java

Willmar, today, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; Don and Shelby playing country and bluegrass favorites.

Partners in Praise

Montevideo, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Montevideo Fine Arts Center; Partners in Praise Girls Choir from the Twin Cities, along with the Montevideo High School varsity women's choir; complimentary tickets are available in Montevideo at Java River Café, Valentino's Thrifty White and all Minnwest and KleinBank locations or by phone by calling toll-free 888-394-6747.

Swift County Band

Appleton, Sunday, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Swift County Concert Band spring concert.

Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra

Willmar, Sunday, 4 p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church; Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra's "Celebration of Life" composed of choral and orchestral music including selections by Franz Schubert and Haendel; freewill donation for the Willmar Area Food Shelf.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m., Barn Theatre; auditions for "The Music Man" directed by Al Rohman and Phil Holzman; broad range of actors, singers, instrumentalist and barbershop style singers are needed; bring two prepared songs, accompanist will be provided; scripts available at the box office; production dates are June 9-12, 16-19, 23-26; 320-235-9500.

Wilkowske at Carnegie Hall

New York City, Monday, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall; Willmar native Andrew Wilkowske is part of the cast of the concert version of "The Grapes of Wrath" at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Jazz n' Java

Willmar, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; Shannon and Jonathan playing '50's classics and more.


Morris, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, UM-Morris; final concert of the concert choir spring tour; freewill donation.

White Rose Band

Glenwood, March 26, 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, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; Kerkhoven native Esther Peterson will present a violin concert to raise funds for the Willmar Design Center; appetizers, wine and coffee at 6:30 p.m. with Raeanna Gislason playing the grand piano; tickets $25 at the Barn Theatre, by calling 320-214-7646 or online at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, April 8-10, 15-17, 7:30 p.m.; April 11 and 18, 2:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "Always ... Patsy Cline"; adults $15, students $8, 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 1950's and '60's; free.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, April 18. 14, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass." $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;


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

'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. 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

Montevideo Fine Arts Center, Third St. and Eureka Ave., Montevideo

Vinje Lutheran Church, 1101 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

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

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.