Songs from legendary musicians Elvis and Roy Orbison will fill the rafters of the Rosemount Steeple Center at an upcoming concert. Wayne Luchau will perform "Ultimate Tribute Show: From the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll to the Teen Idols of the '50s and '60s" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17. The tribute concert playlist will unveil top tunes from the 1950s and '60s from musicians such as: Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Orbison. This Rosemount Area Arts Council concert will be the last spring concert, according to John Loch, program chair with RAAC.
ROSEMOUNT — National site selectors recently flew in to Minnesota to tour open and available business and industrial land in Rosemount with plans to find a spot to potentially develop. The site selector company toured the UMore land area two weeks ago. "It went really well and they asked all the right questions," Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin said. "They flew in and out, and they did not go to any other Minnesota sites ... so that is great news."
ROSEMOUNT — Fans of the Rolling Stones can celebrate the band's music at an upcoming tribute concert in Rosemount. Rosemount Area Arts Council will bring Tumblin' Dice to the Steeple Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Tumblin' Dice members said the tribute band does not attempt to be a clone of the Rolling Stones, but the musicians take pride in performing more in a parody style that all find fun with the showmanship and performance.
FARMINGTON — The highlight of this year's competition season was engineered when the team brought joy and goodwill to a local toddler and Farmington family. The FHS Rogue Robotics team designed a wheelchair for 2-year-old Cillian Jackson, son of Tyler and Krissy Jackson, of Farmington. This past December, the team brought joy to this family and freedom to Cillian, who can now navigate his way around in a small wheelchair with the style of a childlike Power Wheels car.
ROSEMOUNT — Minnesota author David Housewright contends writers should not be concerned with capturing a certain kind of audience. When writing, if you enjoy telling the story, readers will enjoy reading the story. His sincere advice is that simple. The award-winning author will serve as the keynote speaker at the third annual Rosemount Writers' Festival and Book Fair. The weekend event is slated for Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, at Rosemount Steeple Center.
ROSEMOUNT — Ten years ago, Greta Sandquist decided to become serious about painting. For 15 years she had chosen a stable career path working in commercial art, designing Christmas ornaments. Even though she possessed an inner desire to work full-time as a painter, she chose against pursuing this journey. Perhaps she chose a safe path in lieu of becoming a painter because it was a little risky and unstable. Most artists have to face the stereotype of becoming a starving artist. But her passion to paint prevailed over the fear of failure.
Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin can tap into his funny bone with his talent for making audiences laugh via the ComedySportz improv troupe. Upcoming shows are slated for March 16 and April 27 at the Rosemount Steeple Center. Marketed as comedy without a net, ComedySportz, is a member of CSz Worldwide, a network of troupes that perform in 30 other cities around the U.S. and Europe. The improvisational comedy offer audiences humorous, short skits, as well as scenes and games.
The Front Porch Players cast are ready to entertain audiences with six shows of "On Golden Pond." Playwright Ernest Thompson wrote "On Golden Pond" in 1979. The script unfolds the story of a family and an elderly couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer who spend each summer at their house on Golden Pond. The play gained fame when it was produced into an Oscar award-winning movie starring Henry Fonda and his daughter Jane Fonda in 1981.
A 38-year-old Farmington woman died Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Highway 3, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. April Janeen Sterling was struck by a 2005 Hyundai Sante Fe SUV just before 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2019, while crossing east to west across Highway 3 at 209th Street West, an incident report states. Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene.
ROSEMOUNT — Relive the music of John Denver during a tribute concert in Rosemount. "The Layne Yost Pays Tribute to John Denver" concert is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at The Rosemount Steeple Center. "I first heard his music on an album in college in the early 1970s, and I became an instant fan — it was an immediate attraction and I had to learn all of his songs," said lead singer Layne Yost.