Friday, April 5, 2013
The old Kelly Gallery space is set to become a Jake’s Wayback Burgers.
Kelly Gallery had its soft opening Friday, April 5, as workers were putting the finishing touches on a move from its previous location. “We should be good to go (Saturday),” said A.K. Lawrence, an artist who works part-time at Kelly Gallery. The framing and art gallery, owned by Don Kelly, had been at 8470 City Centre Drive in Woodbury for more than two decades. Kelly said he made the move to take advantage of more foot traffic. The bulk move was completed in about a week, Lawrence said. It wasn’t far. It’s now open at 8320 City Centre Drive, next door to Caribou Coffee. The old Kelly Gallery location is set to become a Jake’s Wayback Burgers, officials with the burger chain told Patch last month. An opening date hasn't been set. Kelly …
Friday, March 22, 2013
St. Croix Catholic School students and staff sing a song for Zach Sobiech.
St. Croix Catholic School students and staff sing a song for Zach Sobiech. RELATED: VIDEO: "Fix Me Up" by Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown Up, Up, Up, A Concert for Zach Sobiech Sells Out; New EP Will Be Released Saturday Lakeland Teen Captures the Attention of Hollywood Lakeland teenager with rare cancer saying goodbye through song: Pioneer Press Zach Sobiech Will Perform at Benefit Concert Feb. 16 at the Varsity Theater: Stillwater Patch A song played on heartstrings: Star Tribune Teen songwriter with cancer is YouTube sensation: KARE 11 Zach Sobiech, Teen With Cancer, Records Touching Song to Say Goodbye: Huffington Post Teen Fights Cancer by Strumming, Smiling: CNN VIDEO: Zach Sobiech and Friends Sing the National Anthem: Stillwater Patch
Monday, March 18, 2013
The production features 15 local families.
More than 1,100 people came out for weekend performances of Woodbury Community Theatre’s Stars on Broadway II. There are still three chances to catch the show: The production features nearly 120 local actors and 15 families—multiple siblings and moms and dads. The show includes songs from popular Broadway musicals: Sound of Music, Guys & Dolls, Music Man, Oklahoma, Peter Pan, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and more. Performances are at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School. Tickets are available on the Woodbury Community Theatre website. Online tickets will be available until 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, but people can still purchase them in person starting an hour before each …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The students took to the streets in New York City on Saturday, March 16.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City on Saturday, March 16, included the Woodbury High School marching band. Along with performing in the NYC parade, the group planned to see The Lion King on Broadway, attend a Broadway musical workshop, visit Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial and FDNY Memorial Wall, Liberty and Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, according to a release from District 833. If you have photos or video of the event, add them to this post by using the "Upload Photos and Videos" button here. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, March 8, 2013
The parade is set for Saturday, March 16.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City next week will include the Woodbury High School marching band. The group will travel to the Big Apple during spring break next week to participate in the parade, the 252nd in the city’s history, according to a release from District 833. The parade runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The Woodbury marching band is set to step off at 12:50 p.m. and will reach TV cameras between 1:30-2 p.m. Portions of the parade will be streamed live online here. The band will play John Philip Sousa’s Minnesota March and the Owl City/Carly Rae Jepsen song Good Time. Plans have been in the works for more than a year, the release says, and Woodbury students will hold a send-off performance at 7:45 a.m. …
Do you know of something fun going on next week? Tell us about it in the comments section.
With spring break essentially underway for many Woodbury students, here’s a brief list of activities coming up in town. If you know of something interesting going on, add the information to this post by dropping a comment in the section below. What: A live raptor show from the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. When: 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13 Where: Central Park Cost: Free What: Paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier mache dragonflies and fling paint like Jackson Pollock. Making a mess is the best! Ages: 4-9 Cost: $58 Where: Evergreen West Park When: 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, March 14-15 What: Back by popular demand, Woodbury Community Theatre’s production of Stars on Broadway II features nearly 120 of…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Annie Ballantine will walk the runway for a St. Catherine University fashion show at the Mall of America next week.
Woodbury resident Annie Ballantine is an interior designer. But it’s her own exterior that will be on display next week at the Mall of America as she takes the runway for a fashion show put on by St. Catherine University. Ballantine, owner of Annie Ballantine Designs, said she’s excited about the fashion show, and hopes draw on her experience doing pageants as a teenager for the March 7 event. “That’s the closest I’ve ever come to being in a fashion show,” Ballantine said. “But hopefully that experience will serve me well.” She serves as an adjunct professor at St. Kate’s, teaching interior design courses, and for the fashion show her clothing will be styled by a St. Kate's fashion merchandising student (with clothing from Ann Taylor). …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The grand opening event for the new black-box theater at East Ridge High School, "A Celebration of the HeART,” the Friday, Feb. 22.
Residents came out to see the latest addition of the Merrill Community Arts Center, a black-box theater at East Ridge High School, during a Feb. 22 grand opening. The event—called “A Celebration of the HeART”—featured an ensemble from the East Metro Symphony Orchestra, a silent auction, and a display of local arts history. The black-box theater marks the second phase of the Merrill Community Arts Center, following the summer 2012 opening of the arts center’s Rivertown Campus. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A YouTube video of a recent concert.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Woodbury school will be represented at International Thespian Festival in June.
East Ridge High School’s one-act play, The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, was selected to represent Minnesota Thespians at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., in late June. Also, East Ridge junior Katherine Spicuzza received a “superior” rating in the National Individual Events Showcase, and earned an invitation to the festival in Lincoln for her solo musical performance of Gimme, Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Mille. The Minnesota Thespian Festival, celebrating excellence in high school theater, was held on Feb. 17 at Chanhassen High School and Feb. 18 at the Guthrie Theater. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter