Arts Calendar for Regional Colleges published Sept. 7, 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 literary festival at the University of Minnesota in Morris will feature author readings and panel discussion at Briggs Library and workshop at Student Center, all listed by date.

Oct. 6: author readings by Joshua Whitehead and Gwen Westerman at 7 p.m.


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

Oct. 8: Craft talk workshops, 10 a.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.

Anne of Green Gables, the Ballet: Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; Canada’s Ballet Jorgan presents a full-staged storybook ballet that transports audience to early 20th century Atlantic Canada.

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.

Mark O’Connor: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; electric combination of jazz, bluegrass and classical influences with this performance of “An Appalachian Christmas.”


Livewire Theater: Dec. 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; “A Very Electric Christmas” told in vibrant lights, artistic dance and holiday favorite songs.

Versa-Style Dance Company: Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; celebrates the essence and power of hip-hop showcasing popping, locking, boogaloo, house and Afro-Latin styles.

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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