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PHOTO: Music in the Garden

From left, University of Montana professor of piano Steven Hesla, a Wakonda native, performs in the season’s first Music in the Garden concert, while Mary Jane Belz assists him turning pages Thursday evening in Wessington Springs at the Shakespeare Gardens. It was the inaugural performance on the new Kawai Digital Piano, donated by the families of Dr. Roscoe E. Dean and his wife, Helen Hoy Dean, and the Rev. Don Rogers and his wife, Betty Rogers. The Music in the Garden summer outdoor concert series is held each Thursday evening on the south lawn of Anne Hathaway Cottage in Shakespeare Garden through Aug. 14. Julie Miller and Friends will perform June 12. Concerts are free. (Justin Harned/Republic)