David Hamilton to retire after more than two decades at F-M Opera & Concordia College

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – After being part of Fargo-Moorhead Opera for three decades, 25 of them in leadership roles, General Director David Hamilton is calling it a career. He has also been teaching voice and Italian at Concordia College since the mid 1990s. Hamilton has a wide range of performing experience including with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and…

Getting By Through Music: How A Fargo VA Doctor Deals With COVID-19 Stress

"But, I didn't know it was going to save me, eventually, from getting burned out."

FARGO, N.D.- “We can prescribe a pill that can cure the body, but singing sort of cures the soul,” says Yuri Nakasato, a Rheumatologist at the Fargo VA Hospital. Dr. Yuri Nakasato has been using tunes to escape from the challenging times that have been looming over him for the last couple of months. “A way to be somewhere else….

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus Hosts Spring Kickoff

The group of singers caught up together for a potluck and some practice

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus hosted its 2020 spring kickoff. The group of singers caught up for the first time since their holiday concert with a potluck and some practice. The group went over plans for future concerts coming up this year, as well as, taking the time to allow more members to join their crew. The…

Third Graders from Eagles Elementary Get a Surprise Visit From The Grinch.

They were at an event that is part of an Adopt-a-school program.

FARGO, N.D-┬áKids visited Touchmark Senior Living to hear stories, sing songs and do activities. This is the second year they’re reading “How the Grinch stole Christmas.” The Grinch made a special appearance at the end of the reading. “Learning from other generations is incredibly important. And just bringing that connection together is incredibly important. It brings smiles and joy to…

Dr. James Carlson Fargo Public Library Hosts Baby Rhyme Time

Babies and their guardians are spending some time together singing and telling stories

FARGO, N.D.–Babies and their guardians are spending some time together singing and telling stories. Baby Rhyme Time at Carlson happens twice a month at the Fargo Public Library. Babies from birth to 18-months-old are invited to sing along and listen to stories. This year-round event is in effort to introduce early literacy to babies. “The children really enjoy it,” Dr….

NDSU Choir Brings their Talent Back Home

More than 80 students are a part of the choir and have been preparing for their spring break tour for months

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU Choir has spent its spring break traveling around the region to perform. But now, they are back on their home turf, singing for their friends and family one last time. More than 80 students are a part of the choir and have been preparing for their spring break tour for months. The director of the…

Some Big Names Coming to Bluestem Amphitheater This Summer

The nights of listening to music in the nice weather is closer than you may think

  FARGO, ND — The nights of listening to music in the nice weather is closer than you may think. Jade Presents is excited to announce their shows at Bluestem Amphitheater for the upcoming season. They will kick off the summer with Billy Currington on June 10th, then Nathaniel Rateliff on August 7th, Jason Mraz on August 29th and they…

Concordia College Announces Television Dates for Annual Christmas Concert

More than 400 students in five choirs and a full orchestra participated in the annual event

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For many in the Red River Valley and throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, it’s an annual tradition. The Concordia College Christmas Concert will be broadcast on December 24 at 6 p.m. and on the 25 at 9:30 p.m. on Prairie Public Television. The concert, called “Gather Us in O Child of Peace” was recorded in 2016 in…

Justin Timberlake Finalizing Deal for Super Bowl Halftime Show at U.S. Bank Stadium

His 2004 performance is what prompted the five-second broadcast delay during live performances that exists today

MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Timberlake is reportedly finalizing a deal to headline the Super Bowl halftime show at U.S. Bank Stadium next year. Us Weekly is reporting that the 36-year-old singer has been asked to perform at the NFL championship in Minneapolis on February 4. He is currently at work on his fifth studio album. It has been 13 years since…