STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Changes to debate schedule
Some things have come up. Here's a story that will be in tomorrow's Daily Republic.
Schedule for Saturday Palace debates finalized
By The Daily Republic
Two candidates for South Dakota secretary o... Posted on 8/26/10 at 6:03 PM
Loretta Lynn has canceled eight shows due to health problems, including the Aug. 23 show that was scheduled to kick off the Corn Palace Festival.
Tanya Tucker will perform in her place, Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said. All tickets for the Lynn show will be honored.
Loretta Lynn, who has written and performed a string of country-music hits in a career that dates to the early 1960s, is among the entertainers scheduled to perform at the 2011 Corn Palace Festival.
Mark Schilling, director of the Corn Palace, announced the acts Friday morning. Tickets will go on sale next Friday.
This year’s Corn Palace Festival, which begins tonight, offers something for most tastes, with an emphasis on country music.
Country legend Kenny Rogers opens this year’s entertainment lineup at 7 p.m. with a sold-out concert.
Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said Rogers has created a wide range of music over the years, earning him legions of fans.
Country-pop musician Kenny Rogers remains a popular draw in South Dakota, according to Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling.
Rogers’ Aug. 25 show, which opens the five-day Corn Palace Festival in Mitchell, is virtually sold out, Schilling said Friday. It’s the festival’s first sell-out since the Big & Rich concert in 2005.
The lineup for the Aug. 28 Daily Republic-Corn Palace Festival Debate is complete.
A staffer for Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., said Thursday that the congresswoman will attend the event. It is being organized by The Daily Republic with cooperation from the city of Mitchell.
The 2009 versions of the Corn Palace Festival, Polka Festival and state and national Kids’ Pedal Pull brought in a combined $37,146.37 less than expenses, according to a report delivered Monday evening to the Mitchell City Council at City Hall.
It was Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at the Corn Palace on Friday.
If fans were seeking a 1980s flashback, they got what they came for.
Jett’s bad girl image has worn well through the years. Now 50, Jett still looks fit and ready in sweaty vinyl and trademark leather.
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