Saturday, May 11, 2013
Upload your photo with a brief description using the button below and let us see your best ink!
It is hard to find a person these days who doesn't have at least one tattoo. Males, females, teenagers—they all seem to have some kind of ink. Small stars, crosses, butterflies, tribal, oriental, in memoriam, there are so many to choose from. Then once you choose your tattoo, or design, where do you put it? Do you pick your shoulder? Your back? So many decisions to make. So Patch wants you to post photos of your favorite tattoo(s). We want to hear why you picked the tattoo you chose and its meaning to you. We'll start with a few examples from Patch editors here in Minnesota: Micheal Foley: "I got my tattoo when I was 18. I had been a Marine for only a few months, and I was back in Wisconsin on leave for the holidays when my new …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Auditions are May 6, 7 and 11, 2013.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It's mighty cute, but heed the earphone alert.
Here's a video you won't soon forget, posted on YouTube recently by Tony Butorac: The Skulls - Live in St. Michael, MN on their 2013 world tour The Skulls perform their smash hit "baseball". This will skyrocket up the charts !!! Earphone Alert: There is a bit of feedback at the beginning. And then it gets loud.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Haley Foucault’s accolades on the dance floor are no stranger to anyone. Now, she’s pirouetted her way into one of the finest ballet schools in the world.
It’s a long way from St. Michael-Albertville High School to lower Manhattan. And we’re not talking mileage. Haley Foucault’s been dancing since the age of 3. She’s put in more hours on point than many have on their own two feet. She’s hopped in carpool vans at 11 p.m. despite the fact she was out past legal curfew (she just turned 16 a week ago) and she’s done homework until 3 a.m., when she’s literally passed out at her desk. But all of that – not to mention the summer intensive dance camps, the total lack of social life and the injuries and heartache that comes with competition – paid off with one breathtaking routine in New York. Haley danced her heart out during her “Timeless” routine in what proved to be an audition for one of the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
You can vote online for St. Michael resident Jeff Barthel in the Karaoke Sing Thing contest.
Every day during April 2013 you can support a budding St. Michael karaoke star in his bid to win prize money for the Special Olympics. Mandy Lubke Hartung posted on the St. Michael Patch Facebook page (which is almost at 2,000 Likes by the way, so tell your friends): Can we get some help voting for Jeff Barthel? Jeff is has been a St. Michael resident his whole life. He is entered in a karaoke contest that is raising money for special Olympics. Jeff is currently on the STMA special Olympics stallions team and plays on their basketball, bowling, track and softball teams. He would love this opportunity! Any help would be appreciated! You can vote once per day!! Thanks! You can vote once per day through April 30, 2013, according to the STMA …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Seating is limited and preregistration is required for the April 17, 2013 event.
Information provided by Great River Regional Library. Adults, teens and children are invited to a performance by vocal group The Half-Steps at the St. Michael City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 17, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Half-Steps have been performing before central Minnesota audiences for more than 12 years. Their set list runs the gamut from barbershop to doo wop to Elvis and Dean Martin. The attendance limit is 40 and preregistration is required. This event is co-sponsored by the Crow River Senior Center. It is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For additional information, contact the St. Michael Library at 763-497-1998. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also invited district artists to submit pieces to a congressional competition and announced plans for mobile office hours April 10, 2013, in Waite Park.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) didn't let up in her criticisms of Obamacare recently (see Storify above or at Storify.com). But she did take time to meet with fire fighters from Minnesota and to issue an invitation for artists in the Sixth Congressional District (which includes St. Michael and Albertville) to submit works of art to a congressional competition (see video here or at YouTube.com). Bachmann also announced she will hold "mobile office hours" at the Market Place Building, 110 2nd St. S., second floor, Waite Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call her Anoka office at 763-323-8922 for an appointment. Related posts:
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week's selection includes a new Islamic U of M, a malt shop's anniversary, Lyndale Gardesn final plans, a new church, a city's surplus and I-94 headaches on the way.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. VIDEO: Meet Mark Andrew, Contestant on NBC's 'The Voice' From Eden Prairie On Season 4 of the hit show "The Voice," Eden Prairie's Mark Andrew breaks onto the scene. Tom Windle of Maple Grove Throws U of M's First 9-Inning No-Hitter Since 1931 The former Osseo High pitcher told gophersports.com why he chose to stay close to home for college and the support he gets from his hockey-playing twin brother, Sam. Shakopee Considers $400,000 Enticement Package for Data …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Students move on to compete in the National Scholastic Art Awards for portfolio submissions and individual art pieces.
St. Michael-Albertville School District students earned keys that may open doors to a future career in art. The students brought home 28 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) awards as "silver keys," "gold keys" and "honoroble mention" for individual entries and portfolios. "MSAA recognizes many of our state's most creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors," stated the MSAA website. The competition is open to all Minnesota students in grades seven through 12. Results were announced in February, and an awards ceremony takes place Sunday. Photos of winning art from STMA is posted on art teacher Kari Halker-Saathoff's blog. Statewide, there were 1,849 individual artwork entries and 164 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The SOAR Arts Regional Program, fresh off its successful first-ever show last summer, is premiering its new children's academy with a presentation of Disney's "The Jungle Book."