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Gleanings Wednesday

Posted at 3:33 PM on October 4, 2006 by Euan Kerr

Calling all hobbits and other Middle-Earthers: The Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Chorale, and the Minnesota Boychoir will join soprano Kaitlyn Lusk for a performance of selections from Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings film score. The concerts are set for Friday the 13th and Saturday 14th October at 8pm. The Orchestra will perform beneath projections of original storyboards and illustrations. And can it be a real LOTR event without a costume contest? Of course not, and there will be big prizes for the winners. Details at the Minnesota Orchestra web site.

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"Big Chill" and "Agnes of God" star Meg Tilly will be in town at the end of October for a reading from her new novel "Gemma." Tilly quit Hollywood a decade ago to move to Canada and concentrate on writing. She'll read at the Amazon Bookstore in South Minneapolis on October 30th at 7pm.

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The Minnesota Historical Society will present the Minnesota's Greatest Generation Film Festival on Sunday. To qualify for the Festival the movies had to be shorter than 10 minutes. There's no less than $10,000 in prizes up for grabs. There's quite a range of subjects. All the films will screen between noon and 3 on Sunday, with the awards ceremony running from 3 to 5. Admission is free.

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Strange. Strange. Strange. If you haven't seen it check out the conversation of the attractions and detractions of Rupert Grint. To quote an old radio show "It's all rather confusing really."

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