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“To read the section devoted to ‘Women’ in almost any newspaper would leave the impression that women are stupid and vain.” That’s how Florence “Floss” Ronald, a former owner and...
There may be 30 years of show choir, but there’s only four days left to see this year’s show. Mitchell High School’s show choir dinner theater starts today and continues...
Thirty years ago, a man named Jeff Gemar started something in Mitchell: Show choir. “The term show choir, and what we know as show choir today, came here in 1984...
‘The Producers,’ ‘Scrooge! The Musical’ among five shows planned.
After months of swords, singing and learning lines, it's almost time to hear the people sing. "Les Miserables," the acclaimed musical, opens this weekend. With a cast of more than 70 Dakota Wesleyan students, staff, faculty and community members and children -- and dozens more working behind the scenes with lights, sound and myriad other details -- DWU Theatre Director Dan Miller said more than 100 people are involved in this show.
They're not the Elite team for nothing. Elite, one of Xtreme Cheer & Dance's competition teams, won third place out of 10 teams in the Senior Level II, Small Gym category of the Universal Cheerleaders Association International All Star Championship Saturday and Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Traci Loecker, owner of Xtreme Cheer & Dance in Mitchell and one of the team's coaches, said in order to make it to Florida, teams must earn their way through a regional competition. Elite qualified at the Mid America Extreme Challenge in Council Bluffs, Neb., in November.
Mitchell High School's show choir competition season ended with three more awards on Saturday. MHS Vocal Director Chris Miller said Friend de Coup won best vocals, best choreography and second place overall at the Westwood Jubilation show choir competition on Saturday in Sloan, Iowa. Miller said MHS finished preliminaries and finals with the highest point total of the approximately 25 schools that competed, but the grand champion was determined by a panel of six judges, who gave a Sioux City group more first-place votes.
Awesome. That's the word used over and over to describe the Mitchell High School girls' basketball team Sunday. "People were just trying to come up with other ways to say the word awesome," said Dana Price, referring to media coverage of the girls' efforts during the Class AA state girls' basketball tournament over the weekend in Brookings. "You guys are just outstanding young people."
Ever want to meet Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill? Head on over to the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell this weekend, and you'll get your chance. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater, Dakota Players will present the children's production of "Campfire Tales," featuring a host of America's favorite legendary characters. Tickets are $5, and are available at the theater at 996-9137 or mitchellact.org.
Being a country music star is still sinking in for Matt Thomas. As lead singer and guitar player for Parmalee, a rising star in the country music galaxy, Thomas said things like having the group's single "Carolina" hit No. 1 on the country charts, or touring with country megastar Jake Owen, don't seem real. "It's hard to explain. It's been fun," Thomas said. "I don't think we'll ever kind of get used to that."