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The Bills next big performance

Published 10:36am Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated 12:43pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

The documentary “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” that A Center for the Arts showed on Jan. 31 was great.

We had an audience of almost 300 people. We also discovered that many people from our area have been to Antarctica. Who would have guessed? People hung around after the film to talk about their experiences.

I think “Antarctica: A Year on Ice,” also made me a little more accepting of our cold winters in Minnesota.

I even told someone it was “warm” outside the other day. Another thing the film did for me is to remind me of my geography: Antarctica, at the South Pole, is a continent. The North Pole is just ice with no land underneath it. I learned penguins are from Antarctica; they don’t live at the North Pole. Which makes me wonder: What do I really know about polar bears? If you missed the film, you can find out about it at

The next big show we have at the Fergus Theatre is the Canadian quintet The Bills.

They will be performing this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.

They have won numerous awards for their music, which includes roots, folk, rock, world and classical music.

If you love visual art, like I do, be sure to stop by this month to see the incredible paintings done by Barb Smith.

The official reception is just before The Bills concert on Friday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Even if you aren’t planning on going to the show, you should stop by the reception. It is free and open to the public.

And, as I said, her work is breathtaking.

On Friday, Feb. 28, we have our Preview Night for our 2014-15 “Center Series: Always Passionate, Never Boring.”

As a staff member, I get the inside information on which performances will be included in the Series, and I can tell you, it includes some incredible shows.

So, if you want to be one of the first to know which shows will be included in the 2014-15 Center Series, be sure to come to Preview Night on Friday, Feb. 28. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with socializing, followed by the preview of shows from 7 to 8 p.m.

It’s all free and open to the public, so come to the Fergus Theatre and find out what great shows are lined up for next season.

We have several more really good shows booked for this spring.

For information and tickets on upcoming events, visit our Web site at, call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787), or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown at 124 W. Lincoln Ave.

The box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., plus one hour before shows.

Many summer events are already finalized, too.

The Children’s Theater will do “The Little Mermaid,” and the big summer musical will be “Les Misérables.”

Auditions for both shows will be in mid-May.


Jane Geisinger is the marketing and promotions coordinator for A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.

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