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Julie Frost

Creativity and Songwriting Discussion with Julie Frost

October 31

Julie Frost is the second American songwriter to win the Eurovision Song Contest, as co-writer of the song "Satellite". Frost wrote the hook for Black Eyed Peas' multi-platinum single "Just Can't Get Enough", the hook for Pitbull's "Castle Made of Sand", and Flo Rida's "Sweet Spot".

She also co-wrote Beyoncé's single "Countdown", Ed Sheeran's "Kiss Me", Marina and the Diamonds's "Primadonna", and "Masterpiece" with Madonna and Jimmy Harry.  "Masterpiece" won a Golden Globe award for best original song in a soundtrack.

Most recently, Frost wrote the end credit song and lead single for the "Endless Love" Soundtrack performed by Tegan and Sara and co-wrote "Lift Me Up" featuring Nico and Vinz and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Guetta's album "Listen", and co-wrote Charlie Puth's single "Marvin Gaye" with Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor (Wikipedia)

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A Wrinkle in Time!

presented by WMS Theatre Arts

November 8, 9, 10 

One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, has come to the stage -- braces, stubbornness and all.

Meg joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe to battle the forces of evil so they can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

The play leaves audiences with two messages:

1. Love CAN overcome evil

2. There IS such a thing as a Tesseract! 

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Lord of Lords

presented by Lorie Line 

November 23

Pianist Lorie Line once again brings the true meaning of Christmas to town with her 2018 Holiday Extravaganza.

This year’s theme, Lord of Lords, is a sequel to last year’s “best ever” show. Not to miss, Ms. Line will bring her Pop Chamber Orchestra and a guest vocalist along with her concert grand piano that takes center stage.

Make plans now to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior with Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra!

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with Billy McLaughlin

December 8

As long-time fans will tell you, SimpleGifts makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Staying close to the heart of Christmas by avoiding commercial and pop holiday repertoire has become the trademark of this award winning six-piece ensemble.

SimpleGifts combines violin, Celtic whistle and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three part female vocals to create a "modern Old-World" sound. There is nothing ordinary about the arrangements this team delivers both in the studio and in concert.

Seen by over 20,000 live audience members last season, this group continues to grow in popularity throughout the Upper Midwest and has successfully transitioned from their early days in coffeehouses and small listening rooms to prestigious performing art centers and larger churches.

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 The Nutcracker

presented by River Valley Dance Academy

December 9 

River Valley Dance Academy is celebrating its 20th season, and is delighted to bring their holiday performance of The Nutcracker to Waconia High School Performing Arts Center on December 9th.

The role of the Prince will be danced by Guest Artist Jarod Boltjes of Saint Paul Ballet. A multigenerational performance, it will include students and adults from throughout the region.  The roles of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy will be danced by Kathleen Kurth and Lara Koch.

Family friendly, this hour long production is a great introduction to the theatre for children, and a charming way to begin your holiday festivities!

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Takin' It to the Limit

presented by

Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious

January 19, 2019

Now in the 9th year!  Hundreds of sold-out performances!

The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together to recreate the magical songs of the premier band of California Rock in the 70’s, the Eagles! You will hear all the hits and relive the thrill of your turntable spinning those incredible albums!

With this 9 piece band you can sit back, close your eyes and feel the energy of the Eagles live, reproduced precisely by the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious.

Groove to Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, One Of These Nights, Desperado, I Can’t Tell You Why, Witchy Woman, Hotel California, Take It To The Limit and so many more!

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Pushing Chain and

The Six Outlaws

March 9, 2019

Northern MN Americana and Folky-Tonk duo, Adam Moe and Boyd Blomberg are Pushing Chain.

Their newest CD "Sorrows Always Swim", recorded at The Congress House in Austin, TX with Mark Hallman, Bill Kirchen, Redd Volkaert, and Chris Gage is a great listen!

The Six Outlaws - and the Trumpeteers hail from the Waconia area and present their Johnny Cash and Elvis renditions with unequaled enthusiasm!  Come hear them in their first appearance in the Performing Arts Center!

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Jenn Bostic

June 29, 2019

Hometown Sweetheart Jenn Bostic will be performing a full band show on June 29th.

This all ages, family friendly event will feature world class musicians, as well as a few local surprises. It’s a musical fusion of roots, rock, blues, pop, country and gospel.

Jenn has been touching hearts and winning awards around the world, but never forgets from where she came.

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Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas 2019

December 7, 2019

"Triple M" brings his Cowboy Christmas to Waconia!  A combination of poetry, music, and stories that'll warm your body like a mug of hot chocolate.  Learn a little history of the Western US lands and people.

A multiple Grammy nominee, Michael Martin Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959.

He has recorded the hit singles “Wildfire,” “Carolina in the Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” ”A Long Line of Love,” “What She Wants,” and “Don’t Count the Rainy Days.”

Murphey has become a prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy.

– 2 grammy nominations, 3 CMA nominations.

– 2 Gold Albums, “Blue Sky, Night Thunder” and “Cowboy Songs”

– “Wildfire” Single has over 4 million play at radio and is a RIAA certified Platinum single

– “Wildfire” #3 Hot 100 and #1 Adult Contemporary in 1975

– Country Radio Success: 2 #1 singles “What’s Forever For”, “A Long Line of Love”, 10 Country top 10 Singles

– Member of Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Western Music Association Hall of Fame, Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

– 1982 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Top New Male Artist

– Six time winner of Western Heritage Awards

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