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Lambert to “Fire Up” the Civic Center

By PI Staff

Recently crowned ACM Fe­male Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will be “On Fire” when she hits the stage on Friday, August 10 plus a spe­cial appearance by the Pistol Annies at the Bismarck Civic Center.

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Boston in Bismarck

BOSTON is coming to Bismarck on August 6 at the Bismarck Civic Center. They will treat fans to a combination of familiar music to new tunes as well. It promises to be a night of great music for fans of all ages.

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Kids With Beards

By Amber Rae

Once upon a time I found myself in beautiful Jackson Hole for 14 hours and decid­ed to take a 2 a.m. stroll through the warm, moonlit woods in my bathrobe, like you do.

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Dirty Blonde

I use the side door at the Silver Dollar. That puts me at “semi-regular” status, somewhere between a bachelorette party and a motorcycle club. I step in out of the evening Mandan mist to the familiar hum of the dimly lit, smokey dive that has happily become my second home and gently push my way through the diverse and eclectic crowd to the booth nearest the middle bar (the one with the stuffing exposed from the rip along the back and the busted springs that result in a dip in the seat on the left side.) Mel, my favorite cocktail waitress, with her apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur, meets me with a freshly cracked can of ice cold PBR. “From Doug,” she says as I tip her and nod at the gifter, the bar’s manager of 15 years, a hulking teddy bear of a man who will either give you a hug or the beat down, depending on how you treat your fellow patrons in his presence. Doug nods back as I wedge myself into the table with my usual gang of misfits and say my hellos.

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GypsyFest Reunites GypsyFoot

By Mike Swenson

The first, perhaps annual, GypsyFest will be taking place outside Trenton, ND June 14-16 at the Falcon Creek campground. Featuring the reunion of GypsyFoot, along with Minneapolis songwriter Javier Trejo, Midwest Remedies, B-Town Funk Brigade, Dead Money, and more.

Free camping and parking is provided. Bring your own gear and be prepared for the elements.

No weapons of any kind are allowed. Midwest Remedies will kick off the event Thursday at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the gate only for $50. For more information visit facebook.com/gypsyfoot 

Belle Project Bringing Andra Suchy Home

Andra Suchy will be return­ing to Bismarck, Wednesday May 23, to perform at the Belle Mehus Auditorium.

Coming off a very successful 2011, this year marks the release of her new album “Little Heart” on Red House Records, which brings her sense of songwriting to a head. Af­ter playing with Prairie Home Companion and countless shows through­out Minneapo­lis, she’s main­tained her family roots and continues to steam ahead in her career.

The show will be presented by the Belle Project, a grass roots music or­ganization helping to bring regional musicians to the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Dish from the Diva: The Gefroh Brothers

By Amber Bernhardt

Jimmy Gefroh is so adorable he makes me want to punch a kitten. Then he starts talking…and even more kittens are subject to my involuntary violence. I was certain he was the hands down sweetest person I had ever met — until he introduced me to his little brother, Stephen.

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Greatest promoter of bands should be themselves

By Amber Bernhardt

After 30 some years of soul searching I am proud to admit that I grew up right here in this burg. But back at the age of 18, I couldn’t wait to skip town and make a break for the door as soon as I was able. After somehow snagging a BFA in Fargo, I made my way to Chicago where I happily hung my hat as a creative producer and promoter. While working in film, theatre, dance and music for many years in the wonderful Windy City, I fell in everlasting love with the cultural mecca and made it my business to indulge in all things arts and entertainment.

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Shelton rescheduled for March 20

Blake Shelton of NBC’s The Voice will be performing at the Bismarck Civic Center, March 20.

Millions have gotten to see the talent and charisma that have made Shelton one of country music’s bright­est lights.

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Next Belle Project Show features hot young talent

The Belle Project is gearing up for its next show on March 18 that will highlight local young talent in our region. Rock Bands performing include: Last Man Standing, National Debt, and Snakebite. Country singer and guitar­ist Brianna Helbling, Christian Sing­ing Sisters the Red Hots, and a special appearance by North Dakota wrestling legend and rapper Travis Lang.

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