Arts briefs: Lakeville Arts Center offers 'pub-like setting' for Anglo-Celtic folk show

  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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Lehto & Wright will take the stage at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in what organizers are calling a pub-like setting. The band will deliver Anglo-Celtic folk rock with a fresh blast of inventive music American style – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

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With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, Dakota County residents will have at least one chance to get their Celtic music fix.

Lehto & Wright, described as an Anglo-Celtic folk group, will play “in a pub-like setting” at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, according to a news release.

According to the arts center: “Audience members will be mesmerized by Lehto & Wright’s European folk music full of tales of Old English despair. The band infuses countless guitar chords and riffs with fantastic percussion to create masterpieces.”

Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $17.50 at the door, and they’re available online at www.lakevilleareaartscenter.com, or at the center, 20965 Holyoke Av. For more information, call 952-985-4640.

For more on Lehto & Wright, see www.lehtoandwright.com.

EAGAN

Murder mystery dinner at community center

Tickets are on sale for a murder mystery dinner to be put on by the Eagan Theater Company in March.

“B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder” will include a dinner, the show and bingo for guests. Shows are March 13-14; doors open at 6 p.m. for bingo and a cash bar, and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. with the performance to follow.

The show is at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy. Tickets are $40 and are available at the center or at www.etc-mn.org. Proceeds will benefit the Eagan 55 Plus/Seniors and the Eagan Theater Company

NORTHFIELD

Jewell brings unique brand of Americana music to town

American singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell will perform with her band at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream said of the Idaho-born Jewell in 2013: “Eilen Jewell’s “Queen of the Minor Key” was the undiscovered Americana gem of 2011. The Boise-bred, Boston-based singer/songwriter mixes alt-country with a little jazz, blues, rock­abilly and surf rock to create an alluring old-school vibe. … She suggests an older, darker Norah Jones who starts writing songs three whiskeys after midnight.”

She and her band have toured the world and shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, George Jones and Emmylou Harris, and TV shows “Sons of Anarchy” and “True Blood” have featured her music. Jewell is recording her fifth full-length solo album. For more on Jewell, see www.eilenjewell.com.

Tickets are $25; to buy, call 507-645-8877 or visit www.northfieldartsguild.org, or purchase tickets at the door. The theater is at 411 W. 3rd St.

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