Arts & Entertainment

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Please sir, can I have some more? That’s what cast and crew of Centre Stage Theater’s production of “Oliver!” hope audience members will be asking as they put on the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Like “Oliver Twist,” the musical tells the story of an orphan, Oliver Twist, [...]

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  From the Watertown Archives: Tom Schmidt What do The Basement Band, Traveling Band, Butch Automatic, The Four Speeds, and Roe Samuel all have in common? Besides the fact that all these bands have Watertown roots, there are a variety of other things that tie them together. Roe Samuel, which started in the 1960s has [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Organizers are gearing up for the 13th annual Glad Days celebration in Cologne, set for July 24-26. After finding success last year with the addition of events on Thursday, Cologne Lions President Betsy Pysick said those events will continue. Thursday events kick off with a 7 p.m. Garden Party at [...]

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It’s amazing what can be accomplished in about a week. A good example is the 2014 A Taste of Minnesota festival, which was going to be held at Harriet Island in St. Paul but was forced elsewhere due to flooding. Organizers decided to hold the festival at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Wednesday, [...]

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