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“Plein Air in Venice” features St. John, Edwards, Rutherford

Sandra St. John, a local artist, and two art students, Annette Rutherford and Anne Edwards, will share their collection of  “plein air” studies done in Italy.

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Art, music combined for evening’s entertainment

Romantic music and art will be combined for an evening of entertainment of entertainment Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Street dance planned for Go Rodeo festival Friday, Sept. 3

Calling all boot-scooters! A free street dance will kick off the festivities for the Go Rodeo weekend on Friday, Sept. 3.

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Kirby to perform

Kirby to performHannah Kirby will be the featured performer at noon Saturday, Sept. 4 on the downtown plaza as a part of the annual rodeo festivities.

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Music lesson

Music lessonKimberly Motsch gets a lesson on the mandolin from Gabe Clayton at the Farmer’s Market as Bob McFarland snaps a photo.

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Lounge Lizards to be featured at gala

Lounge Lizards to be featured at galaThe Austin Lounge Lizards  will provide entertainment for the 2010 Mount Vernon Music Gala season opening fund-raiser event. The gala will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 28 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall at 402 Leftwich St.

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Fall concert details released

Details of the first half of the Mount Vernon Music organization’s 2010-2011 season were released last week. The season will begin with the Music Association’s annual Gala fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. The  Austin Lounge Lizards and a silent auction will be featured. A variety of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and sweets will be served by members of the Key Club of Mount Vernon.  See the Aug. 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of the association’s fall schedule.

Arts alliance plans new exhibit opening

The Franklin County Arts Alliance announced plans for the opening of a new art exhibit Thursday, Sept. 9 at Cook Hall in the Cultural Arts Center.

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2010 Plaza concert by the Big Woods Band

The third in a series of the 2010 Plaza Concerts will feature the popular music of the locally based Big Woods Band.

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