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Elmo gets ready for Rochester

Tickets are now on sale for performances of Sesame Street Live’s "Elmo Ready for Action" Sept. 9-10 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

The show revolves around the attempts of the Sesame Street friends to put the "super" back in Super Grover. Performances are at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

Tickets are $22, $18 and $14, available at the Mayo Civic Center box office, and through Ticketmaster at Macy’s, online at, and by phone at 252-1010.

Jazz festival moves to Goodview


GOODVIEW — The 21st annual Lake Winona Jazz Festival has moved to a new location for this year’s event, which will be held July 12.

The festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Goodview Pavilion at 41st Avenue and Fifth Street in Goodview.

The day opens with music by participants in the Winona State University jazz camp from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The music continues with the Barbary Coast Band at noon, the Gate City Jazz Band at 2 p.m. and the Wonderful World Jazz Band at 4 p.m.

Food and beverages available on the grounds. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free.

Florida carillonneur to perform

Laura Ellis, a carillonneur from the University of Florida, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday on the Rochester Carillon atop the Plummer Building at Mayo Clinic.

Ellis, a Minnesota native and graduate of Luther College, is associate professor of music at Florida. She performs regularly on the Century Tower carillon on the Florida campus.

Her concert program will include Handel’s Solemn Sinfonia: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Southern Triptych by Geert D’hollander, and A Country Collage by Geoffrey Cook.


Following the concert, Ellis will greet well-wishers at the Plummer Building doors.

Mantorville presents musical melodrama

MANTORVILLE — A musical melodrama is the next offering of the Mantorville Theatre Company.

"The Labors of Love," written by Jack Perry and Robert Neil Porter, with music by Perry, will run July 11-27 at the Mantorville Opera House. The show is directed by Liz Olive.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. For reservations and information, call (507) 635-5420.

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