2013 Winter-Spring Concert Season

Calendar of concerts for the winter and spring season Welcome to the 2013 winter/spring concert season.  Click on title of each concert listed below for more information about each artist and links to webpages.  All concerts are at the Cultural Center and begin at...

Larry Long, Minnesota troubadour

Think-Off concert Friday, June 7th Larry Long, a Minnesota folk legend, will be coming to the Cultural Center for a return engagement after a bunch of years.  We are really pleased to have him back with us-he performed 22 years ago at the first Continental Divide...

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund

Acoustic Alchemy and Fiddle Wizardry Friday April 19th “The Barley Jacks are musicians’ musicians playing seriously good music. If you can sit there and listen to these guys without smiling or tapping your toe, check your pulse.”–Ron Arsenault, Rock...

Bill and Kate Isles Friday April 5th

Call 218-385-3339 to reserve your tickets to this concert by local Minnesota singers Bill and Kate Isles.  They hail from Duluth and are on their first trip to New York Mills in more than 7 years.  Concert starts at 7:30 pm and admission is $12 advance reservation or...

Monroe Crossing – bluegrass at its best

Friday, March 22nd bluegrass concert at James Mann Center Back this year by popular acclaim is one of Minnesota’s very best bluegrass bands.  The concert begins at 7:30 pm at the James Mann Center at the New York Mills school.  Admission is $12 by advance...

David Stoddard and Beth Wood on March 8th

Two singer-songwriters for a March 8th concert Friday, March 8th at 7:30 pm at the Center.  Call 218-385-3339 for ticket reservation.  Advance sale price is $12, or $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5 and anyone who brings a donation for the Mills...

African America Friday February 22nd

An insightful look at the modern African Diaspora in Minnesota written by Warren C. Bowles. When a magical African man makes an unexpected visit to an interracial couple, it leads to a better understanding of the immigrant experience and a new celebration of one’s own...

A Circus of Color

Emily Williams-Wheeler show now through March 16th Join us for a reception in Emily’s  honor on Sunday, February 17th from 2-4 pm.  Click on the headline above or on one of the images of Emily’s paintings to visit her website.  Our gallery hours are...

Andra Suchy Concert

“diva of the Dakotas” Saturday, February 9th Andra Suchy and her husband Andrew are giving a concert at the Center in New York Mills on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available by calling the Center at 218-385-3339.  Admission is $12...

Mixed Blood Theatre presents Dr. King’s Dream

Mixed Blood Theatre’s acclaimed celebration of the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, drawn from his own writings (including the timeless “I Have A Dream”) and told through a stunning solo performance by Warren C. Bowles, will be presented at the New...

Think-Off Debate June 8th, 2013 at 7pm

The debate is held at the James Mann Center for the Performing Arts at the New York Mills School.  It will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 7pm.   Tickets will go on sale on February 1st, 2013, and may be reserved now by email to info@kulcher.org.  Or, just give us a...

Ensemble 61 new music concert

“Devotees of new music, of whatever provenance, should keep a close eye on this accomplished, ambitious band” -Larry Fuchsberg, Minneapolis Star Tribune Ensemble 61, a six-member new and experimental classical music group from Minneapolis, will perform Water Music at...

Bryan Bowers concert Tuesday, January 8th

Acclaimed autoharpist Bryan Bowers Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30pm.  Tickets available by calling 218-285-3339.  Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the concert.  Student admission is $5.  Tell us at the door that you read about this concert in our...

January 2013 Concerts

The gallery and gift store are closed in January, but there is plenty of good music and drama available at the Center during January, 2013.  Just call 218-385-3339 to reserve your tickets. Here are links to the websites of these artists – just click on the...

2013 Great American Think-Off question

The 2013 Great American Think-Off question:  “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being willing to compromise?” Click the link above to visit the Great American Think-Off website. The debate itself will be held on June 8th, a Saturday, at the James...

2013 Think-Off question published

The 2013 Great American Think-Off question: “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being willing to compromise?” The 21st annual Great American Think-Off announces its question for 2013: “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being...

Longest Night Music Festival this Friday

Longest Night Music Festival December 21st at NY Mills Cultural Center At the winter solstice the Center opens its doors to an evening of music, food, and conversation with friends and neighbors.  Musicians from the region gather and perform on the night of the 21st...

Artists’ Bazaar and Stock Up Sale

Artists’ Bazaar now through Saturday, December 15th Gifts for your holiday giving now through Saturday, December 15th in the Gallery.  Hours of the Bazaar are Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.  Over 40 local artists are represented in the...

Be an Art Adventure mentor in the schools

Each year community volunteers work with area schools to bring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts “Art Adventure” program into classrooms. The program helps children learn to enjoy art and to recognize the cultural and historical content it communicates. ...

Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser Thursday November 29th

We just had a visit from the musical culture of Ireland with the concert given by Paddy Keenan last Saturday.  Our next concert is by one of Minnesota’s best known singer-songwriters and guitarists, Michael Johnson.  And we’ll host music from a good bunch...

Michael Johnson Holiday Concert

Michael Johnson will give a holiday concert at the Cultural Center on Friday, November 30th at 7:30pm.  Admission is $12 advance reservation or $15 the night of the concert.  Members receive a $2 discount and anyone gets a dollar off by bringing a donation for the NY...

Shop local this holiday season

SHOP LOCAL this holiday season at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center! Following our annual holiday Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday November 29th at the City Hall Ballroom, the Cultural Center Gift Shop will be hosting two additional fun and exciting...

Dance and Yoga at year’s end 2012

Youth Ballet Classes Resume & Yoga Continues at the Cultural Center The NYM Regional Cultural Center dance studio will be a busy place on Tuesdays in November! Yoga with Tamara continues every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. through December 11th. Also, back by popular...

Artist in residence news in November and December

The Arts Retreat artist residency program is excited to host three new visiting artists during the months of November and December. Arriving in mid-November is Kelley Meister from Minneapolis. Kelley constructs interdisciplinary, multi-media installations that fuse...

2nd annual Holiday Stock-Up Sale

Save the date and join us on Friday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for our best discounts of the year at our 2nd annual Stock-Up Sale!        Buy 1-2 items, get 10% OFF!        Buy 3-4 items, get 15% OFF!        Buy 5+ items, get 20% OFF!        PLUS, Cultural...

Our Town – put yourself into the picture

This community participation gallery show at the Cultural Center will be featured from November 14 until December 29. Everyone in town or outside of the city is invited to help create images of their vision of individual, family, and community identity on the walls of...

Paddy Keenan, king of pipers, Saturday, November 17

Enjoy a musical odyssey to Old Ireland with the Paddy Keenan Concert Saturday, November 17th in New York Mills at the Cultural Center.  Mr. Keenan plays the uilleann pipes, the Irish bellows-blown bagpipes.  This is one of the oldest of Irish musical instruments, and...

Swedish punk rock band Friday, October 26

From Sweden: all girl punk band “Kraa” 7:30 pm The Nordic Arts Alliance made the connections that bring this special band of six young women to New York Mills from their homes in Sweden. This concert promises to be an amazing introduction to contemporary Scandinavian...

October 2012 Artist-in-Residence

Visiting Artist Mark Pagan Mark Pagan has traveled from Washington DC to spend the month of October in NYM, working on his narrative short film “Raymond & Lina” which looks at the lives of a man and his granddaughter. This 11-minute short film received acceptance...

Dance classes are back 2012

Dance classes for children resume Tuesday, October 9th Learn Ballet Learn the techniques basic to all dance styles For children ages 5-12 years old* Tuesdays, October 9th through November 27th In the dance studio of the Center 8-class fall session $60 (family discount...

Diggity Dog Days – puppet show for dog lovers

October 12 – Margo McCreary Puppet Show Special note: Margo will give a “hands on” puppet workshop at the Elder’s Home in New York Mills at 2:00pm and a complete show at our usual performance time at the Center (7:30 pm). When I reflect on my...

Preparing now for a successful garden in 2013

Growing vegetables for fun and for health The growing season is at its end and the fall harvest is in process.  Now is also a good time to reflect on this summer’s growing season and to prepare for next year’s garden – planning, preparing the soil,...

Woodland Adventure – a walk in the woods

A walk through the fall color woods with Bob Sonnenberg Saturday, September 29th Everyone who participated in the forestry walk enjoyed the perfect fall weather at the Sonnenberg farm on Saturday. Bob touched on topics such as integration of agriculture and forestry,...

Introduction to mosaic art

Make a mosaic mirror or wall hanging Note:  Class has been rescheduled from October to November.  See below. Pam Collins, mosaic artist from Staples, Minnesota, will teach a class for the Folk School on two Saturdays in November:  the 10th (10am-3pm) and 17th...

Artist-in-residence during September

Visiting Artist for September Joining us for the last 2½ weeks in September is Cheryl Bannes, a mixed media artist from Lewistown, Montana. Cheryl is inspired to interpret the landscape and the natural shapes that she sees around her and create them in metal, paint,...

Yoga classes are back

Yoga with Tamara Resumes Tuesday Evenings Join us Tuesdays beginning September 11th from 7:00-8:30pm in the upstairs studio for Yoga with Tamara. This all-levels class includes gentle warm-ups and a flowing series of more athletic poses – building strength,...

Alison Scott band

Friday, September 21 – Alison Scott and her five-piece indie band Tickets:  call 218-385-3339.  Tickets purchased before the night of the concert $12; $15 at the door; students $5; members $2 discount. Click image to visit Alison’s website. Alison Scott is the...

Workshop on the business of being a musician

Making the music business work Alison Scott presents a one-hour workshop on the business side of being a musician on Friday, September 21st at the Center.  This workshop is free and will be given from 5:30pm-6:30pm just before the 7:30pm concert.  Musicians and the...