Sunday, May 19, 2013
George Lamson, Jr., was 17 in 1985 when the plane he was on went down near Reno, NV. The new documentary screens locally on May 30, 2013.
A new documentary film called Sole Survivor focuses on people such as Cecelia Crocker who were the only ones to survive airplane crashes—including George Lamson, Jr., from Plymouth, according to the Associated Press: At only 4 years old, Crocker was the lone survivor of a 1987 plane crash that killed 154 people aboard and two on the ground near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. In the new documentary, "Sole Survivor," Crocker breaks her silence, discussing how the crash of the Phoenix-bound jetliner has affected her. ... The movie focuses on Crocker — known as Cecelia Cichan at the time of the crash—as well as three other "sole survivors" of plane crashes: George Lamson Jr., a then 17-year-old from Plymouth, Minn., who was aboard a Galaxy …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Upload your photo with a brief description using the button below and let us see your best ink!
It is hard to find a person these days who doesn't have at least one tattoo. Males, females, teenagers—they all seem to have some kind of ink. Small stars, crosses, butterflies, tribal, oriental, in memoriam, there are so many to choose from. Then once you choose your tattoo, or design, where do you put it? Do you pick your shoulder? Your back? So many decisions to make. So Patch wants you to post photos of your favorite tattoo(s). We want to hear why you picked the tattoo you chose and its meaning to you. We'll start with a few examples from Patch editors here in Minnesota: Micheal Foley: "I got my tattoo when I was 18. I had been a Marine for only a few months, and I was back in Wisconsin on leave for the holidays when my new …
Your favorite photo of or around Plymouth could be the cover of our Facebook page. Upload your best shots now!
The long-awaited change of seasons has brought with it time for another change—to the cover of Plymouth Patch's Facebook page. We are looking for photos from the community that showcase Plymouth's beauty and elegance and to be the first thing visitors to our Facebook page see. From sun-drenched landscape shots and portraits to photos showcasing Plymouth's natural brilliance—we're looking for pictures that represent the city's diverse population and, above all, ooze "community." Use the upload button above to post your photo to our growing gallery and sound off about your favorite submission in the comments section below! Based on user feedback we'll decide by this weekend which photo will be the new "cover" of Plymouth MN Patch.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The ensemble shared the AHS stage with Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. Enjoy video of the full concert here.
Here is a full 85-minute video of the Armstrong High School Jazz Ensemble I concert at AHS on April 11, 2013, when the high school musicians were joined on stage by the Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. See the concert above or at the Robbinsdale Area Schools channel at YouTube.com.
Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress are open to all student actors currently in grades six through 12 (2012-2013 school year).
Wayzata-based Blue Water Theatre Company has announced auditions for their upcoming production of the beloved classic musical Once Upon a Mattress. A somewhat snarky retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, Once Upon a Mattress is an ensemble show with dozens of entertaining roles and gigantic fun for actors and audience members alike. Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress are open to all student actors currently in grades six through 12 (2012-2013 school year). Auditions are scheduled to take place at the following times: Actors interested in auditioning need only to show up at one of the sessions. Advance registration is not required, but please be prepared to stay for the entire audition time. Actors do not need to …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Allison Scally, choir director at Wayzata Central Middle School and music director for Blue Water's 2012 production mainstage production of Annie, will be the lead director of the camp.
Blue Water Theatre Company of Wayzata has announced their second annual summer elementary school theatre camp for students currently in grades three, four and five (2012-2013 school year). Following the successful and popular elementary school production of Disney's The Jungle Book in 2012, this year Blue Water Theatre Company has decided to produce Disney's Sleeping Beauty. The camp will tackle all elements of the production from the acting, singing and dancing to the creating of costumes, sets and props. It's an excellent opportunity for young kids who are interested in theatre to get their feet wet in what is essentially a mini "real" production. This year's camp will take place at Blue Water's studio in the lower level of the Wayzata …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Armstrong's Irina Ureke was one of the student artists who exhibited at "An Artistic Discovery" at the University of Minnesota.
Robbinsdale Armstrong High School student Irina Ureke participated in An Artistic Discovery, the annual Congressional Art Competition among students who live in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District. Her piece, In the Past, was on exhibit at the University of Minnesota as part of the competition. A Shadow's Offering by Southwest High School sophomore Grace Miller placed first and will hang on exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for one year. Fridley High School student Aliya Tourville placed second and Marissa Nicol, also from Southwest High School, placed third. See a gallery of photos from the annual Arts Education Forum and awards reception on Tuesday.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Minnesota Symphonic Winds will open their program with the rousing Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, from famous Russian composer Mikhail Glinka’s 1842 opera, transcribed for band by Mark H Hindsley.
The Minnesota Symphonic Winds will premiere a new work for band at its spring concert on Sunday, April 28, at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The 3 p.m. performance will feature the 90-member Twin Cities adult band playing selections that musically depict the concert theme “Classics Old and New.” Dr. Timothy Mahr conducts. St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church is located two miles west of I-494 at 17205 County Road 6 in Plymouth. The concert is free and open to the public. The Minnesota Symphonic Winds will open their program with the rousing Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, from famous Russian composer Mikhail Glinka’s 1842 opera, transcribed for band by Mark H Hindsley. The premiere of a new piece written by …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A event listing says there will be four showtimes from April 25 to April 27, including a Saturday matinee.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes in Plymouth.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at the Mueller Family Theaters Willow Creek 12 in Plymouth. Oblivion One sentence plot: On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 59 Reviews: "When you go to a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic barn dance starring Tom Cruise and his space guns, you expect a little zap with your thoughtful pauses." Chicago Tribune Full Review "For all the bells and whistles—an …