The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given through Nov. 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
Designer, illustrator, animator, author and artist Kelli Anderson will be at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Monday-Friday, Nov. 12-16, as the Fall 2017 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor in Art. During her visit, Anderson will conduct workshops with UWRF art students creating and developing images using her paper craft camera design, as well as exploring various types of lo-fi stop motion animation.
As a subscriber and reader of the Woodbury Bulletin, I am frequently treated to articles noting the accomplishments of students at Woodbury High School. Those excellent students deserve all the accolades the paper sends their way. However, there is another public school in Woodbury whose students also deserve public praise from the Woodbury Bulletin. This school is the Math and Science Academy.
When I was eating school lunch in the 1970s, there were just two days looked forward to: spaghetti day and pizza day. The mystery-meat hamburgers and overcooked vegetables, and hard, cold mashed potatoes were just bad. My children have been eating school lunch for the past decade, and I've been impressed with the daily offerings of fresh vegetables and fruits and the improved quality and nutritional value of the food. But the Farm to School "movement" really excites me.
As a regular library user, I recognize that not everyone uses them frequently. However, the general public needs to visit libraries more, so libraries can improve their selections, activities and hours for the entire community. Primarily, a library's function is lending materials, but their variety is limited. If you can't find something you want, then you should request it because library collections adjust to popular demand. If books aren't for you, libraries are also vital sources of social interaction. They provide spaces for classes, meetings and events.
My response is an effort to clarify the misleading and unstained assertions included in Ms. Stanton and Mr. Hyland's previous letters.
It has long been my view that the South Washington County Bulletin and Woodbury Bulletin should be combined. School District 833 includes schools in Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Newport, and St Paul Park, and the youth can be moved around in those schools. There are even families with children in both Cottage Grove and Woodbury schools.
Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. The eight-member ensemble is a rare newcomer to traditional pop by fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge, riskier than Bublé and more modern than Sinatra. Johnson's compositions have been an integral part of more than two million independently sold albums. He has conducted hundreds of high school and collegiate vocal master classes and has performed more than 2,500 shows.
During my sophomore year of high school, my mother and I moved into a new house on the edge of town. Surrounded by thick bushy pines and nestled on a three-acre chunk of land, the amenities of the yard made up for the fact that it was right off the highway and that our nearest neighbors raised sheep in their basement.