The Cascade Sun, an alternative pop band from Minot, has released its debut album, "A Scene a Sailor'd Give His Eyes For" on iTunes this week.
The six-track CD was produced, recorded and mixed by the group's bass player, Casey Black, and was finalized in Hollywood, Calif. The single "Sink" has played on local radio and can be heard at (www.facebook.com/thecascadesun), along with "Drop It Cecilia" and "Astronaut Arms."
A physical CD release is planned within the next few weeks. The band will perform a free concert Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the North Hill Soccer Complex as part of the Minot Parks Centennial Celebration, and they plan to take part in the upcoming Why Not?! Fest, set for Aug. 12-14.
Submitted Photo - - The Cascade Sun is, from left, Ben Carlson on guitar, Tim Olson on drums, Casey Black on bass, Mat Charley on vocals and guitar, and Sam Buchholz on keyboard.
Terry J. Aman
Parr to perform at the Sibyl Center
STANLEY Duluth-based musician Charlie Parr presents a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Sibyl Center.
Parr's style has been variously described as bluegrass, folk and country-blues. His current tour, titled "One Man, One Guitar, One Foot in the Grave," has taken him through Montana, Washington and Oregon. He's stopping in Stanley on his way back to dates in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He'd initially been booked for an appearance at the Oak Park Theater Aug. 11, but the venue was compromised by the flood.
Admission to the Stanley show is by free will donation at the door. For more information about the event, log on at (www.sibylcenter.org).
MRP announces 2011-12 season
Two plays celebrating baseball will open the 2011-12 season of Mouse River Players Community Theatre in Minot. This will be the theater's 39th season. All plays will be performed in the Arlene Saugstad Theater, downtown, 115-1st St. SE.
"Roger Maris on Stage," by Edward Nunes-Vaz, explores the 1961 season of Roger Maris. "Rounding Third and Heading for Home" by local writer/actor/director Ryan Haider presents a series of monologues celebrating our national pastime. The Maris production observes the 50th anniversary of North Dakota's own Roger Maris' breaking of Babe Ruth's home run record. The two shows will be performed Oct. 6-9.
"West," the sequel to "Prairie Heart" by T.M. Sell, will take audiences to 20 years later in the lives of Ingrid and Ole. The play follows the lives of their children as they face the rigors of the Depression and finally move west to make a new beginning. "West" will be presented Jan. 12-15.
"Father of the Bride," by Caroline Francke, is set for Feb. 16-19. It has been the basis for two movies one in 1950 starring Spencer Tracy and the other starring Steve Martin in 1991. Audiences will follow the trials and tribulations of a harried lawyer dealing with foibles and the problems of his daughter's wedding.
The children's production will be March 29-31 and April 1. The play has not been selected yet. The children's production is included with the season ticket lineup.
"Godspell" is based on the Gospel according to Matthew, and features a score by Stephen Schwartz. This musical boasts a string of well-loved songs and brings the parables of Jesus Christ humanly and hearteningly to life. "Godspell" will be performed May 17-20.
An extra, not included in the season ticket price, will be a musical revue the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Season tickets are now on sale for $45 each. Gift certificates are also available by request. Season tickets include the five main shows plus one additional ticket for any performance of the ticket holder's choice. Season ticket holders have early reservation privileges.
People should call (866) 667-1977 for reservations for each production as seating is limited. Callers should mention any special needs when making reservations. The reservation line will close two hours prior to each performance. Unclaimed reservations will be made available for walk-in purchase 15 minutes before curtain time.
Contributions and volunteers are always needed. The theater's mailing address is P.O. Box 1645, Minot, ND 58702. The Web site is (www.mouseriverplayers.org). Call 838-3939 for more information.