RED WING — Over the past 25 years, the Wise Penny Thrift Store has generated more than $1 million to benefit churches, schools and other area ministries. All of it represents proceeds from reselling items that were donated to the store. And none of the money raised at the store is spent for salaries. The entire workforce, including the leadership, is strictly volunteer.
RED WING — Ailey II, a company of young dancers in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater family, will perform "Revelations" and two other works Feb. 23 at the Sheldon Theatre. It's a unique group, artistic director Troy Powell said, because the 12 dancers are the best young dance talent chosen from 2,500-plus students at the Alvin Ailey School.
The thundering sounds of taiko drums will fill the Sheldon Theatre when Ondekoza, a world-famous drumming ensemble from Japan, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The concert will culminate a full week of community engagement by the group, which is participating in the Arts Midwest World Fest. "Fusing incredible athleticism, pounding rhythms and peaceful melodies, their performances will leave you inspired and energized," according to Sheldon officials, describing the group as "an unforgettable creative force that has captivated audiences across the globe."