STANLEY An eight-member family gospel band, The Daae Family, will perform at the Sibyl Center in Stanley on Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is by freewill donation and there will be refreshments following.
The band, from the Saskatchewan prairies, where their family roots in singing and farming go back to the early 1900s, is of Norwegian descent, so their surname is pronounced "Doe." Sounds of bluegrass, country and southern gospel have filled their family's home and have taken them to churches, fairs and other stages, as well as being featured on radio and television broadcasts around the U.S. and Canada. They traveled to Nashville to record their latest CD earlier this year and will be playing as many as eight different instruments as they perform original compositions and traditional music. The band members are Daniel and Lauren, Michael and Shannon, Amanda and Crystal, along with parents Wayne and Cathy.
The Sibyl Center is at 301-1st St. SW in Stanley.
Concert features six-woman group
WILLISTON The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston will feature a concert by Cameron on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Cameron takes its name from Evelyn Cameron, a photographer and pioneer woman from eastern Montana. Cameron recorded the daily life and scenery of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Terry, Fallon, and Miles City areas of Montana. Her work can be seen by appointment at the museum in Terry.
A group of six women, Cameron entertains with a mix of gospel, old time, country western, and other music. One of their songs tells the story of Evelyn Cameron.
The group consists of two teachers, two former teachers, a bookkeeper and a shepherd.
NDCA receives $10,000 grant
BISMARCK The North Dakota Council on the Arts has recently received notification that it is the recipient of a $10,000 Creative Capital Professional Development Program's Workshop Subsidy Grant from Creative Capital based out of New York City. This grant, supported by the Kresge Foundation, will assist in funding a weekend workshop for approximately 24 artists of all disciplines in April 2012.
The Workshop uses an integrated approach to cover the topics of marketing/public relations and fundraising with a particular emphasis on strategic planning for individual artists. The NDCA will partner with Arts North Dakota and ArtUp! in hosting the weekend retreat for the artists. Recruitment of artists will begin this winter. Anyone interested in participating should contact Jan Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 328-7592 for more information.