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Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Mabel Tainter Memorial Theatre, 205 Main Street, Menominee, WI

DANCE PARTY REUNION is a 're-staging' of Buddy Holly's 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy's co-stars, Ritchie Valens ("La Bamba", performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (with Brian Pekol, singing "Teenager in Love"), The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace", featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo ("Fake Out", featuring a local singer!).

A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly , featuring original cast members (Nicholas
Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of The Crickets! Hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser! Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue.

Fools Fall In Love

Masonic Heritage Center's Ives Theater, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington

Love songs of the 50s & 60s Take a trip back in time as these incredible singers and musicians guide you through two decades of classic love songs…from doo-wop to Frankie Valli and everything in between! Featuring four of the Twin Cities best male vocalists performing tunes such as "Earth Angel", "A Sunday Kind of Love", "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You", "Come Go With Me", and "Unchained Melody," this classic quartet-driven theatrical concert experience is one you won’t forget, and a perfect treat for Valentine’s day!

Individuals: $32 Groups (10 or More) $27 Individual Lunch & Show: $52 (Call for reservations) Group Lunch & Show: $47 (Call for reservations)

Fools Fall In Love

Masonic Heritage Center's Ives Theater, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington

Love songs of the 50s & 60s Take a trip back in time as these incredible singers and musicians guide you through two decades of classic love songs…from doo-wop to Frankie Valli and everything in between! Featuring four of the Twin Cities best male vocalists performing tunes such as "Earth Angel", "A Sunday Kind of Love", "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You", "Come Go With Me", and "Unchained Melody," this classic quartet-driven theatrical concert experience is one you won’t forget, and a perfect treat for Valentine’s day!

Individuals: $32 Groups (10 or More) $27 Individual Lunch & Show: $52 (Call for reservations) Group Lunch & Show: $47 (Call for reservations)

Fools Fall In Love

Masonic Heritage Center's Ives Theater, 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington

Love songs of the 50s & 60s Take a trip back in time as these incredible singers and musicians guide you through two decades of classic love songs…from doo-wop to Frankie Valli and everything in between! Featuring four of the Twin Cities best male vocalists performing tunes such as "Earth Angel", "A Sunday Kind of Love", "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You", "Come Go With Me", and "Unchained Melody," this classic quartet-driven theatrical concert experience is one you won’t forget, and a perfect treat for Valentine’s day!

Individuals: $32 Groups (10 or More) $27 Individual Lunch & Show: $52 (Call for reservations) Group Lunch & Show: $47 (Call for reservations)

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

History Theater, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN

A salute to the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, IA, February 2nd, 1959, Buddy's last show. Featuring the music of Dino (Brian Pekol), Ritchie Valens (Allen Malicsi), and of course, Buddy Holly (Nicholas Freeman). MC'd by Charles Fraser! AND...Dennis Curley as the Bopper!

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Avenue, Faribault, MN

A salute to the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, IA, February 2nd, 1959, Buddy's last show. Featuring the music of Dino (Brian Pekol), Ritchie Valens (Allen Malicsi), The big Bopper (Zach Spicer), and of course, Buddy Holly (Nicholas Freeman). MC'd by Charles Fraser!

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Palace Theatre, 104 Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156

A salute to the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, IA, February 2nd, 1959, Buddy's last show. Featuring the music of Dino (Brian Pekol), Ritchie Valens (Allen Malicsi), The big Bopper (Zach Spicer), and of course, Buddy Holly (Nicholas Freeman). MC'd by Charles Fraser!

Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

A hankering for the sound of a pedal steel guitar, that high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, a new all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again. The seven members of Lush Country are an all-star group of longtime Twin Cities headliners and A Prairie Home Companion veterans: Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Gary Rue, Pete Johnson and Joe Savage.

Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

Buddy Holly and Friends: Not Fade Away

Great River Arts, 122 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

Gary Rue weaves a musical tale of personal on-the-road experience with artists Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, the Crickets and Sonny Curtis, and finally, with all roads converging on the main event: Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away. Nicholas Freeman sings ALL the Holly Hits, backed by a trio as crisp as your favorite breakfast cereal: Zach Spicer, drums; Blake Foster, guitar and Mitch Benson, bass.

'66: Talkin' 'bout My Generation

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Remember 1966 in this rocking throwback concert of music and history. Chronofon Productions reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural perceptions and social fabrics of the day, then and now.

Brought to you from “the studios of radio station WDAK,” our four “radio personalities” bring you news, commentary, advice for the modern woman, a call-in trivia show, and of course lots of music. Songs include “Summer in the City,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” “Monday, Monday,” “Sounds of Silence,” “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag” and many more.

Pianist Dan Chouinard and singers Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, and Prudence Johnson (together known as Chronofon) bring to the Dakota stage something more than a concert, a hybrid art form at home in the theater as well as the nightclub, weaving together stories, songs and pictures with their trademark musical virtuosity.

Buddy Holly and Friends: Not Fade Away

Central Square, 105 2nd Avenue NE, Glenwood, MN

Gary Rue weaves a musical tale of personal on-the-road experience with artists Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, the Crickets and Sonny Curtis, and finally, with all roads converging on the main event: Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away. Nicholas Freeman sings ALL the Holly Hits, backed by a trio as crisp as your favorite breakfast cereal: Zach Spicer, drums; Blake Foster, guitar and Mitch Benson, bass.

Buddy Holly and Friends: Not Fade Away

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Gary Rue weaves a musical tale of personal on-the-road experience with artists Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, the Crickets and Sonny Curtis, and finally, with all roads converging on the main event: Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away. Nicholas Freeman sings ALL the Holly Hits, backed by a trio as crisp as your favorite breakfast cereal: Zach Spicer, drums; Blake Foster, guitar and Mitch Benson, bass.

Buddy Holly and Friends: Not Fade Away

Alexandria, MN

Gary Rue weaves a musical tale of personal on-the-road experience with artists Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, the Crickets and Sonny Curtis, and finally, with all roads converging on the main event: Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away. Nicholas Freeman sings ALL the Holly Hits, backed by a trio as crisp as your favorite breakfast cereal: Zach Spicer, drums; Blake Foster, guitar and Mitch Benson, bass.

Lush Country

Crooner's Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.

Lush Country

Rock Bend Folk Festival, Minnesota Square Park, St Peter, MN 56082

Classic country songs from the 1950s and 1960s Are you lonesome tonight? Got heartaches by the number? A hankering for pedal steel guitar, some high lonesome Floyd Cramer piano and that Patsy Cline yodel? Then you gotta hear Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best country songs of the hi-fi era, from Eddy Arnold to Tammy Wynette and back again.