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Monday, April 21, 2014

Dakota County Library welcomes local musicians for Silver Teas

Bluegrass, swing and Renaissance songs are just a sample of the music to be enjoyed at Dakota County Library's annual Silver Teas series. A wide variety of musical programs — all free and specially created for adults 55 and older — will be offered in May. At each of the events, staff will be on hand to offer information on Library services and programs designed specifically for older adults. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Velvet Tones

1:20–2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1

Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount

Hear the vibrant music expression of the Velvet Tones choral group through pop, Broadway, classical, patriotic and inspirational songs.

 

LeRoy Larson and the Scandinavian Ensemble

1:30–3 p.m. Friday, May 2

Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville

Enjoy an eclectic and entertaining mix of music, humor and history from Scandinavia and the early immigrant traditions of the Midwest from this award-winning ensemble.

 

Finn Hall

11 a.m.–noon, Wednesday, May 7

Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley

Hear Finn Hall, an award-winning group of musicians that preserve the feel and sounds of historic Finnish-American dance halls with music on the mandolin, accordion, violin, nyckelharpa and more.

 

Charlie Maguire

1:30–3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8

Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington

Immerse yourself in Charlie Maguire's timeless folk music about Minnesota's cultural quirks and rich history.

 

Swingin' on a Star: The Voice of Van Heusen

2–3 p.m. Thursday, May 8

Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan

Vocalist Vicky Mountain and her swinging band bring back memories with the musical compositions and collaborations of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen.

 

Ladyslipper Ensemble

1:30–2:30 p.m. Friday, May 9

Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul

Ladyslipper features mezzosoprano Sahar Hassan and lutenist Phillip Rukavina in costume with songs from the Baroque and Renaissance eras.

 

David Malmberg

1:30–3 p.m. Tuesday, May 13

Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville

Hear anything from Bach to Bob Dylan through guitarist David Malmberg's integrated jazz, classical and contemporary styles.

 

Switched at Birth

2–3 p.m. Wednesday, May 14

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights

Enjoy the music of Switched at Birth featuring KFAI radio's Pam Kolapailo and the broadest repertoire of any bluegrass band in our territory.

 

Curtis and Loretta

1–2 p.m. Thursday, May 15

Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings

Tap your toes to traditional tunes and heartfelt original acoustic songs from the British Isles, America and beyond with local folk musicians Curtis and Loretta.

 

Dakota County Library's Silver Teas programs are presented with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

For more information, call 651-450-2918 or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library and search Silver Teas.


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