Wednesday, January 28, 2009

HOT DISH! Pass the Savings

New In Town opens this weekend.

Larkspur Building, 16 North Minnesota Street, New Ulm
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Potluck Première· Walk the red carpet when you arrive where you’ll be greeted by some of New Ulm’s finest fire fighters
· Be one of the first 50 attendees to arrive with a potluck dish (enough to share) and get a free VIP movie pass to that night’s 8:15 p.m. movie showing of “New In Town”
· Tapioca Bar – sponsored by AMPI, one of the nation’s largest butter making-plants located right here in New Ulm; AMPI makes great tapioca, too!
· Experience “not just Minnesota Nice” with random prize drawings during the event including MOA shopping gift certificates with hotel accommodations. Our own “Prize Patrol” will be looking for best-dressed movie characters.
· Cash bar
You know The Bohemian will be bringing something potluck, but I will pass along some extra savings if you decide to join us for breakfast and that famous hopple popple!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

And sometimes, a million miles away is right here. Enjoying the Twin Cities Hot Club was so much a hoot, I didn't need to be anywhere else. This is often the case with events at the Rhein River Arts Center and Saturday night in New Ulm was no exception. The overflowing audience braved the cold, and the Band battled a bug of their own, missing a member, which opened the door to the delightful Simone Perrin. Her performance was a breath of pixie dust of the likes I've never heard. Not a crack or scratch to her voice but I felt like I had put on an old 78 record. Not for the vintage, but because she evoked a sound similar to that when music really mattered. Simone's far too few collaborations on Saturday left me with a contemporary sound I wanted more of and wasn't going to find readily on any ipod whimsy shuffle. I felt a wee bit guilty for bringing little baby Savy, who loves to dance. I just hadn't realized that now she is capable of singing along and seems to be smart enough at 19 months to know the real action takes place on stage. I vowed to leave her at The Bohemian from now on, but am reminded Miss Perrin did not aquire any of her musical talent and enchanting stage presense by being sent home!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wishes Granted Ooh La La

I love the magic of everyday life! I love my new job this year at River Bend ALC! I love that I have enjoyed the mysteries of travel and I have of late been missing that. A lot. So in class, partnered up with a student and asked 'if you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?' I immediatly said 'PARIS'. I suppose the correct answer may have been 'right here right now', which would have been a good lesson, but my longing got the better of me and of course introducing the students to the adventure of travel is a good lesson too. When I got home I had an e-mail from Anne and John Makepeace peppering my in box with their weekend offering at The Rhein. Twin Cities Hot Club, a Parsian Style mix of romance, swing, Jazz and Gypsy. Well I'll be if that doesn't grant my wish, it might cover all of them, I've been a bit whiny in the romance department too! Based on the reviews I think these four guys can make us all feel a million miles away, and put a little Gypsy back in this Bohemian's soul. Hearing the magic, now that is the Spice of Life.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Years Baby Enters Life as Bohemian

Isn't that what we would call a home birth? "Unconventional"? It shouldn't be, but home birth is still considered as far flung from normal, especially in the Midwest, as one can get, so I was elated to read today's local headline! Abby my oldest was born at home in Oregon and number two would have been if Minnesota afforded the expertise of midwives any reign. Heck, I couldn't even reign one in within any reasonable distance. Which makes me wonder where the one mentioned springs from. Well, happy to hear of it, and in a terrific article and by golly if there wasn't a bit of a nod to breastfeeding right below. Advocacy for children? A swell start to the New Year. We are all about that at The Bohemian.