Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The first round of the annual competition, similar to “American Idol,” was held Tuesday at Lake Middle School in Woodbury.
There were no Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler sighting at Lake Middle School on Tuesday, when 15 brave young students performed for their peers, parents and a panel of judges as part of "Lake Idol." The fundraiser for the school’s Student Literary Council—which provides books for classrooms, literary outreach programs and other activities to promote reading—works much the same as American Idol. Students take the stage and a panel of judges comment on their performance and choose who moves on to the next round. Lake Idol has been held at the Woodbury school since 2007, said Jan Buikema, literary coach at Lake Middle School. “It kind of brings everybody together,” she said. “It lets you see kids through a different lens than you would walking…
Friday, February 11, 2011
A daily look at what's going on in Woodbury, Oakdale and Hudson.
Hudson: Hudson High Graduate Advances for a Second Time on American Idol Woodbury: More Fidgety Fairytales Showing at Trinity Presbyterian Church Oakdale: City Council Wants Trailer Park to Provide Storm Shelter
Monday, December 6, 2010
Looking for live music in Woodbury? Here are a few options.
On a recent Friday, the lunchtime crowd at Potbelly Sandwich Works on Valley Creek Plaza is being treated to a side order of Johnny Cash's classic "Folsom Prison Blues" along with their sandwiches and chips. Singer Ben Aaron is entertaining the room with a spirited acoustic version of the tune, complete with harmonica solo. Aaron, who specializes in folk music, blues and the classics, plays here every Tuesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. He's also a regular fixture at Potbelly locations in Dinkytown, Edina and Roseville. While there isn't a plethora of live music options in Woodbury, Potbelly has been one place where folks go to can see musicians on stage. Since 1977, live music has been a Potbelly tradition—more than 650 …