Friday, May 24, 2013
The two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler showcases the talents of high school musicians.
Hopkins High School students are talented musicians—and now you can continue enjoying their performances long after the performances have ended and they’ve graduated. Fans can now buy a two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler that showcases the talents of local musicians. Money from the choir and orchestra helped fund the project, according to a video produced by the Royal Page. “It shows that there’s this incredible diversity at the high school,” a student in the video said. “Even just among the small group of 40 or 50 kids there’s just a huge diversity of what type of music and what instruments and who’s playing it and which friend groups.” Watch the Royal Page’s video in the player above. Click here to purchase the sampler. The …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A feature film by Perpich art students will premier Wednesday, May 29, at the theaters of the Mall of America.
Please don’t condescend to the writer/director, actors, dancers or musicians involved in the feature film “Weekend Hat.” They may be teenagers but the production of this 90-minute coming-of-age movie has been a professional project from front to back. Led by its award-winning writer-director, Adam Jacobs of Brooklyn Park, this project came to fruition and completion in the halls of the Perpich Arts High School in Golden Valley. It is a personal project, not a class assignment. Jacobs is a senior about to graduate in media arts. His actors are mostly from the arts high school’s theater program, but also drawn from Champlin-Park and Park Center high schools. The soundtrack is provided by bands whose primary members are students in the school…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Despite the rainy weather, Golden Valley Days' schedule remains 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Brookview Park in Golden Valley.
The 2013 Golden Valley Days Music and Art Festival is still going despite the rainy weather and there's of plenty of activities and events to choose from at the annual event. New this year is a bus shuttle running from the Calvary Lutheran Church south parking lot to Brookview Park and the different plant sales going on during the day. The inclement weather may let up this afternoon, but morning activities including the parade went on as expected. Here is the festival schedule, according to the Golden Valley Community Foundation website: • Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church • Community parade, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., route begins at Ridgeway and Western streets, travels along Western to end at Brookview Park. (See map …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Upload your photo with a brief description using the button below and let us see your best ink!
It is hard to find a person these days who doesn't have at least one tattoo. Males, females, teenagers—they all seem to have some kind of ink. Small stars, crosses, butterflies, tribal, oriental, in memoriam, there are so many to choose from. Then once you choose your tattoo, or design, where do you put it? Do you pick your shoulder? Your back? So many decisions to make. So Patch wants you to post photos of your favorite tattoo(s). We want to hear why you picked the tattoo you chose and its meaning to you. We'll start with a few examples from Patch editors here in Minnesota: Micheal Foley: "I got my tattoo when I was 18. I had been a Marine for only a few months, and I was back in Wisconsin on leave for the holidays when my new …
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The long-awaited change of seasons has brought with it time for another change—to the cover of Golden Valley Patch's Facebook page. We are looking for photos from the community that showcase Golden Valley's beauty and elegance and to be the first thing visitors to our Facebook page see. From sun-drenched landscape shots and portraits to photos showcasing Golden Valley's natural brilliance—we're looking for pictures that represent the city's diverse population and, above all, ooze "community." Use the upload button above to post your photo to our growing gallery and sound off about your favorite submission in the comments section below! Based on user feedback we'll decide by this weekend which photo will be the new "cover" of Golden Valley …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The ensemble shared the AHS stage with Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. Enjoy video of the full concert here.
Here is a full 85-minute video of the Armstrong High School Jazz Ensemble I concert at AHS on April 11, 2013, when the high school musicians were joined on stage by the Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. See the concert above or at the Robbinsdale Area Schools channel at YouTube.com.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony played Thursday.
Hopkins students wowed music lovers at the annual spring concert Thursday. Those who attended got to hear pieces performed by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony. You’re not out of luck if you missed the performances. Audience members have uploaded some of the performances to YouTube so they can be enjoyed over and over again. Check out the videos in the player above.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Reader Chris Deutsch put together an amazing time-lapse video of Basset Creek as the snow disappears under the assault of late-arriving spring sunshine.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Yearly community arts and music festival needs your help to make it a success.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Stuck" and "Approved for Adoption" deal with different aspects of adoption, from the parents' and children's points of view.