The St. Paul Piano Teachers Association has chosen St. Thomas Academy senior Brock Carlson of Lake Elmo as one of four high-school pianists in the Twin Cities to perform at a Masters Class on Saturday, March 29.
A pair of foxes has reportedly taken up residence in an Oakdale neighborhood for the past couple weeks. They spend their days sunning themselves outside their den and (apparently) posing for photos, residents say.
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) recently awarded Washington County resident Byron Anderson with its prestigious Heritage Award at its annual convention in Las Vegas. The award is given for outstanding, long-term service to fairs and related organizations.
John Blanda is shown at the baby grand piano in Hill-Murray High School’s choir room. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
John Blanda, in a sense, has the world at his fingertips.
Blanda, a 17-year-old kid from Maplewood, is quiet, laid back and comes off a bit spacey, but still sharp.
And sharp quickly comes to the fore when he sits at the piano.