The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Curtis & Loretta’s When There’s Good to Be Done, a free musical program being offered for ages 12-adult at the following dates and locations:
|Monday, October 22, 1:30 p.m.
Hibbing Public Library
|Monday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
|Monday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
Coleraine Public Library
|Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.
Moose Lake Public Library
|Tuesday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ely Public Library
|Tuesday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.
Buhl Public Library
|Tuesday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Babbitt Public Library
|Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
West Duluth Branch Library
|Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
Silver Bay Public Library
|Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 p.m.
Bovey Public Library
|Wednesday, October 24, 10:30 a.m.
*Baudette Public Library
|Thursday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.
Virginia Public Library
|Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
*International Falls Public Library
|Thursday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
Cook Public Library
| Thursday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.
*Cloquet Public Library
|Friday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.
Mt. Iron Public Library
| Thursday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.
*Grand Rapids Area Library
|Monday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.
Carlton Public Library
| Friday, October 26, 10:30 a.m.
Aurora Public Library
|Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Two Harbors Public Library
|Friday, October 26, 2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
|Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Eveleth Public Library
|Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.
Grand Marais Public Library
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Calumet Public Library
Experience original folk songs from husband-and-wife duo, Curtis & Loretta. Together, they deliver beautiful harmonies and play several instruments, including folk harp, guitars, mandocello, and banjo. Their latest album, When There’s Good to Be Done, features story-songs of Minnesota’s unsung heroes.
Loretta wrote each of the songs about real-life people who have experienced great challenges in their lives and came out stronger for the journey. She interviewed each person, then crafted their story into a folk song. These are ordinary people with extraordinary qualities.
The song selection will include the stories of a woman who donated a kidney to a little girl she had never met, a WWII veteran whose ship was sunk by Kamikazes and who helped save another man’s life, a woman who grew up in a small, primitive village in Somalia and is now a nurse at Mayo Clinic, a couple who married in the 1940s “against all odds,’ and a loving family, raising kids on the severe end of the autism spectrum. Hear these amazing stories through songs meant to inspire.
* Special Feature at Baudette, International Falls, Cloquet, and Grand Rapids Area Library
One song on their album, “Where the North Wind Blows,” features the story of Peter Razor, an abandoned baby who grew up to be a successful member of the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe.
Peter ran away from the abusive treatment he received at the state orphanage in Owatonna at age 12, in an attempt to find his grandmother’s home, just outside the Fond du Lac Reservation. He was found in Superior, WI, and sent back to Owatonna. He never met his grandmother.
As a teenager, Peter was sent on “farm indentures,” where some experiences were positive and some were negative. One of those families turned Peter’s life around. They were the first people in his life to show him kindness. In 2002, he wrote his memoir, Where the Locust Slept, which won the Minnesota Book Award.
Following the 60-minute concert, Peter Razor will be present to speak and answer questions for 30 minutes.