Arts Calendar for Regional Colleges published Sept. 28, 2022

Fine arts and student performances at area colleges

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University of Minnesota, Morris

Music: Oct. 8, 4 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts building; homecoming concert featuring Symphonic Winds, Concert Choir and Jazz ensembles.

Music: Oct. 29, time and place to be determined; tribute jazz concert for James “Doc” Carlson

Theater: “Romeo and Juliet,” Nov. 10-12, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts building; for tickets call 320-589-6274 or email .

Prairie Gate Literary Festival

The three-day biennial literary festival at the University of Minnesota in Morris will focus on Native North American and Indigenous culture as seen through first peoples’ writing. Featured Indigenous authors include Walter LaBatte, Thomas Peacock, Teresa Peterson, Gwen Nell Westerman and Joshua Whitehead. The authors will be participating in public readings, panel discussions and free Craft Talk workshops, at Briggs Library and are listed by date. A complete schedule is available online at


Oct. 6: Native American reception at 3 p.m. and author readings by Joshua Whitehead and Gwen Nell Westerman at 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: author panel discussion at 3 p.m. and author readings by Thomas Peacock and Teresa Peterson/Walter LaBatte at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8: Craft talk workshops, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University

The fine arts series events are in Escher Auditorium, Gorecki Theatre, Colman Theater or Sacred Heart Chapel on the CSB campus in St. Joseph or the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Great Hall or Abbey Church on the SJU campus in Collegeville. For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-363-5777 or online at .

Soweto Gospel Choir: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; “Hope, It’s Been a Long Time Coming,” commemorates South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

Pride and Prejudice: Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; Aquila Theatre Company brings to life Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy with pinpointed wit, social commentary and delightful dancing.

Tiempo Libre: Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; three-time Grammy nominees are on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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