WORTHINGTON — A talented group of Minnesota musicians is scheduled to perform at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. “Rumours and Dreams: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac” was originally planned for an April date here, but an unexpected blizzard forced Plan B.
WORTHINGTON — Its theme is “Through the Eyes of a Child,” but the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra (WASO) concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday is in fact intended for everyone. “Yes, we have a very child-friendly program in that all the pieces relate to youth in some way,” explained Dr. Christopher Stanichar, WASO conductor.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School Concert Choir will sing at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Minnesota chapter’s American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2018 conference. “This is an honor, but it’s definitely a challenge as well,” said Kerry Johnson, WHS choral director since 2009.
One year ago The Worthington Water and Light Commission approved a plan to illuminate the section of the city's walking/biking path that stretches from 10th Avenue to Oxford Street, and the path that runs through Olson Park and around the southwest corner of Lake Okabena. Worthington Public Utilities electric superintendent Pat Demuth estimated it would take 65 fixtures to light both sections, at a cost of $58,800, plus an extra $17,000 for labor and installation.
WORTHINGTON — A special movie, complete with the Hollywood trappings of a red carpet reception and the presence of its filmmakers, will be screened at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.
WORTHINGTON — It may feel like winter, but 200 ISD 518 orchestra students will share their first concert of the fall at 7 p.m. Monday in the Worthington High School gymnasium. “It’s always exciting to get to this point in the year when we’re ready for the first concert,” said Melanie Loy, director of the WHS string ensembles.
WORTHINGTON — A family-friendly musical based on the award-winning “Frog and Toad” picture book series by Arnold Lobel will have its Worthington premiere next weekend at the Minnesota West Fine Arts Theater. “It’s very funny and incorporates a good deal of silliness,” said director Eric E. Parrish, theater and music instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
Around Halloween, spooks and spirits of all types lurk at every turn — but who knew that one of the season’s scariest elements happens to be what you’re gobbling? Yes, friends, I speak of those bountiful bags of goodies bursting with “fun- or snack-size” candy bought from late August on, all in the name of stocking your pumpkin bowls for “fun-sized” trick-or-treaters at the dead end of October.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School Concert Choir, directed by Kerry Johnson, participated Monday in the annual Big South Choir Festival. Hosted this year by St. James, the festival gathered hundreds of choir students from WHS, Jackson County Central, Luverne, St. James and Blue Earth Area high schools to share in a day of music-making and constructive critiques from guest conductors.
One year ago Brent Droll planned to open his own microbrewery in Worthington in the coming year. Sexy Beast Brewing Company would serve a dozen locally brewed beers on tap — four staple beers that would be available year-round, four seasonal beers and four rotating craft-style beers such as stouts, porters and IPAs.