Miss Myra

Miss Myra and the Moonshiners open the 2019 music season at Oak Center General Store. (

OAK CENTER -- The 2019-2020 Folk Forum concert season at the Oak Center General Store gets underway with a concert by Miss Myra and the Moonshiners at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The concert season runs through next spring, and will feature new and returning acts.

Miss Myra and the Moonshiners are a five-piece jazz ensemble playing hot club jazz tunes from the '20s and '30s, along with contemporary selections.

The rest of the fall schedule:

  • Guitarists Jerry Kosak and Pat Donohue, Oct. 12
  • Folk duo Curtis and Loretta, Oct. 19
  • Solo guitarist Michael Gulezian, Oct. 26
  • Celtic artists Patsy O'Brien and Dick Hensold, Nov. 2
  • Singer/songwriter Dan Israel, Nov. 9
  • The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund, bluegrass, Nov. 16
  • Singer/songwriter/rancher Chuck Suchy, Nov. 23
  • Humbird, alternative folk, Nov. 30
  • Corpse Reviver, traditional folk, Dec. 7
  • David Huckfelt, of the Pines, Dec. 14
  • The High 48s and Becky Schlegel, bluegrass, Dec. 21.

All concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Reservations are preferred by mail; send a check made out to Folk Forum, to Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. Highway 63, Lake City MN 55041.

To check on reservations, send email to folkforum@riverland.org.

Riverland to present world-premiere play

AUSTIN -- "Wilson's Girl: Unpacking the Beef in a Minnesota Town," a play based Cheri Register's acclaimed memoir of growing up in Albert Lea, will be presented over the next two weekends by Riverland Community College Theatre.

The play was adapted by playwright Eva Barr from Cheri Register's acclaimed book "Packinghouse Daughter."

The play will be presented in non-traditional settings. Performances are in the West Building Cafeteria of the Austin campus at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The next week, performances are in the Commons of the Albert Lea campus at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

Tickets are $13, available at riverland.edu/tickets and at the box office in the East Building of the Austin campus.

Co-op to host 'Grocery Story' authorĀ 

Jon Steinman, author of "Grocery Story," will be at People's Food Co-op in Rochester from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday for a book-signing and discussion.

Steinman's book looks at consumer-owned grocery stores, like the co-op, in an age of corporate giants in the grocery industry. His stop in Rochester is part of a tour of the U.S. and Canada that is taking him to 130 food co-ops from coast to coast.

People's Food Co-op is located at 519 First Ave. SW.

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