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A calendar of events on Page 2X Saturday contained incorrect information. The bluegrass band Tangled Roots has no performance scheduled for tonight at the Mantorville Opera House.


The week of Dec. 4-10

Holiday Hoedown with Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys Sunday at Mantorville Opera House. $10 adults, $9 students and seniors. Bluegrass by Tangled Roots, sponsored by Mantorville Restoration Association, Monday. $10 adults, $8 senior citizens and students in advance, or $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and students at the door. (Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. 635-5420 or


"Here's Love: The Miracle on 34th Street," a holiday musical by Meredith Willson, runs through Dec. 18 at Rochester Civic Theatre in Rochester. ($15 adults, $12 senior citizens and students, $10 children 12 and younger. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 20 Civic Center Drive S.E. 282-8481 or

• Amwaaj; will play Arabic music Monday as part of the Harmony for Mayo concert series. (Free. 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lips Atrium, Charlton Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.)

Circuits and Skins, a concert by Rochester Community and Technical College electronic music students and faculty and the World Drum Ensemble, will be presented Monday at Hill Theatre at RCTC. The concert will feature electronic music compositions of surround-sound audio, video and live electronic instrument performances and three works for congas, talking drums and samba. There will also be a guest performance by the members of the Electronic Jazz Quartet. (Free. 7 p.m.

"Lord of the Dance" will perform Tuesday at Mayo Civic Center auditorium in Rochester. ($48 and $35. 7:30 p.m. Civic Center Drive S.E. 281-6184, 252-1010 or

So You Think You Can Dance?

"Lord of the Dance" a worldwide institution that continues to play to packed houses returns to the Mayo Civic Center for another toe-tapping, make that foot-stomping, show.

Michael Flatley, the first American to win the All-World Championship in Irish Dance, began the show in 1996 in Dublin with the aim of bringing Irish dance to new audiences. "Lord of the Dance" presents a traditional Celtic folk story told in 21 scenes. Dancers in the company average 22 years of age. The current North American tour began Sept. 30.

Fun fact: Flatley is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the fastest feet in the world at 35 taps per second.


"Homeopathy -- Doorway to the Divine" will be presented by Marylu Miller Peterson Tuesday at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester. ($5 members, $10 non-members, $6 students and seniors. 7 p.m. 1503 Second Ave. N.E. Presented by SEARCH of Rochester Inc.,

• Winter; Broomball registration ends Tuesday. Rosters and entry fee of $280 are due at the Rochester Park and Recreation office. (201 Fourth St. S.E. 281-6160.)

Toys for Troops comedy showcase will be seen Thursday at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing. ($10 in advance, $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m., 1-866-468-3401 or Treasure Island Resort &; Casino Box Office, 1-800-222-7077 ext. 2297.)

Toys for Troops and Laughs for You

Scott Hansen, five-time Minnesota Comedian of the Year, pulled together an all-star cast of comedians for one big laugh off in support of military families this holiday season.

On the Toys for Troops comedy showcase lineup are Hansen, Jeff Cesario, Dave Mordal, Holly Henson, Jeff Gerbino, Alex Cole, The Stagebenders and a few surprise guests. The goal of this benefit is to raise money to purchase gifts for Minnesota families whose loved ones are serving overseas.

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Bill Lofy, author of "Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive," will do a book signing Thursday at First Unitarian Universalist Church. (7 p.m. 1727 Walden Lane S.W. Rochester 282-5209.)


Hooch plays Friday, followed by Stone Float Dec. 10 at Kathy's Pub. (9 p.m. 307 S. Broadway Rochester. 252-8355)

• "Forever; Christmas XV," an annual musical comedy served up with gourmet treats, will be presented Dec. 9-10, 15-18 and 21-23 at the Ramada Hotel &; Conference Center in Rochester. (Wednesday and Thursday night performances feature a gourmet coffee and dessert bar during intermission, $24.95. Friday and Saturday dinner shows, $39.95. Sunday matinees and lunch buffet, $32.95. 1517 16th St. S.W. 529-7322.)

• Michael; Veldman and Friends Christmas Show will be seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 16 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. ($12 at Hy-Vee in Austin and Tone Music in Albert Lea. 434-0934 or

Two masters of the guitar, Cam Waters and Dean Magraw, will perform together Dec. 10 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota. Waters, of Rochester, is known for his finger-style and slide-guitar playing in the traditions of rural blues, jug band and American folk music. Magraw, a well-known Minnesota musician, draws from world influences from the British Isles to India in his own blend of folk and jazz. ($12 in advance, $14 at the door. 8 p.m., 320 East Ave. in Zumbrota [507] 732-7616 or

• Yule; Fest, featuring old-fashion carols by the Rochester Concert Band &; Choir, will be heard Dec. 10 in Mayo Civic Center's Presentation Hall. ($20 and $14. 7:30 p.m. 30 Civic Center Drive S.E. 285-8076 or

Cousin Dad will play a bluegrass concert Dec. 10 at the Oak Center General Store. ($5-$15, pay what you are able. 8 p.m. U.S. 63 in Oak Center. 753-2080 or )

• Lost; Boys play Dec. 10 at Boomer's Lounge in Rochester. (No cover. 3737 40th Ave. N.W. 424-3220.)

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