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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pearson Lakes Art Center Cool Show Alert

Cool showing coming up at the Iowa Great Lakes. Check it out if you are in the area.

Pearson Lakes Art Center

To Broaden Horizons Through the Arts


What: A Prairie Home Companion’s Peter Ostroushko

When: Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 7:30PM

Where: Pearson Lakes Art Center Pomerantz Hall

Cost: $20.00 for Adult Members - $24.00 for Adult Non-Members, $12 for Students

712-332-7029 for tickets or

The Pearson Lakes Art Center is pleased to bring the past musical director for “A Prairie Home Companion”, Mr. Peter Ostroushko and accompanist to the Iowa Great Lakes on Saturday, September 20, 2008. Peter has come to be regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle

players in acoustic music. His tours have taken him to the stages of clubs, performing arts centers, music festivals and theatres across North America and Europe, and he has earned an international reputation as a versatile and dazzling master of instrumentation and composition.

His recording contributions stand favorably alongside great Nashville session men of his generation. He’s played with Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, but his hometown Minneapolis music scene has provided a fabulous variety of musical styles in which Peter remains unequaled: folk with Greg Brown, John Hartford, Taj Mahal, Robin & Linda Williams, bluegrass with Norman and Nancy Blake, Tim O’Brien and Hot Rize, jazz, classical, and even rock. Peter’s first recording session was an uncredited mandolin set on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, and his work is featured on Robin Holcomb’s 1992 release Rockabye.

Not surprisingly, Peter’s resume is dizzying in size and scope. He’s played lead ukulele with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Neville Mariner. He’s barked like a dog on The David Lettermen Show. He’s appeared on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. He’s composed and performed scores for a number of theatrical productions including The Children’s Theater in Minneapolis He’s appeared on radio and television music shows including Mountain Stage, Good Evening, Prairie Home Companion, Nashville Network, Lonesome Pine Special and Austin City Limits.

Don’t miss this seasoned and remarkable performer, Peter Ostroushko, on Saturday, September 20, 2008. Cocktails hour begins at 6:30 and the performance at 7:30PM. It’s “A Prairie Home Companion’s” Musical Director for over 20 years in the Iowa Great Lakes!

Sponsored by Perry & Teresa Pearson and Corporate Partners: Bank Midwest; Pure Fishing; Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones; Liberty Bank; Wells Dairy Inc. and our Silver Level Corporate Sponsors: United Community Bank; Central Bank; Spirit Lake Hy-Vee; Midwest Coca-Cola; The Inn at Okoboji; Northwest Bank; Bud Pearson Fund For Art Education; Kum & Go; Piccadilly Circus Pizza/Land Mark Products, Tom Fuhrman’s Edward Jones, Arrowwood Resort

Reserve your tickets today at the Pearson Lakes Art Center box office- 712-332-7029 or Tickets are $20 for members, $24 for non-members and $12 for students.

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