The Divers -- Everybody at MLC knows who the Divers are!! But just in case you don’t, they are troupe of four singers that originated at Bethany Lutheran College. Two of the four still teach at Bethany. They are musicians—accomplished instrumentalists and vocalists—and their humor is hugely entertaining. They’ve been on every MLC lyceum roster for the last dozen years or longer. www.divers.com
Thinkfast Gameshow -- they’ve come to MLC on several occasions, and everyone who came to the shows had fun. Some won money!! www.TjohnE.com
James Wedgewood -- good, clean fun with a personal touch…comedy, ventriloquism, leave you laughing…quick wit…audience participation…audience involvement. www.glberg.com
Clearly You: Laser Crystal Imaging -- Your holographic image will be carved into a flawless, clear, optical grade crystal cube. You sit for a few seconds to be scanned by a 3D scanner, then watch as the laser etches this 3D image of your head and shoulders into the crystal. You walk away with your keepsake—free of charge!! www.kramerintl.com
Montana Skies -- cello and guitar. This duo moves smoothly from the classics to popular melodies giving everything their signature touch and confidence. Two programs are offered: Gringo Flamenco! and Classical Fusion—Bach to Rock. www.montanaskiesmusic.com
David Burgess, guitarist -- “500 Years of Spanish Music in the Americas”, a multicultural performance which includes Spanish music from the time of Columbus, Inca Indian melodies, Argentine tangos, Brazilian sambas, and Caribbean Meringues. www.LatinGuitar.com
Bill Miller -- has won Grammy’s for Best Native American Music Album in 2005 and 2006. Bill is a singer/songwriter who has been communicating his rich heritage to America’s youth abnd college students for over 15 years in the form of dynamic performances, workshops, and lectures. www.houseofwally.com
Dick Kimmel Bluegrass Band -- This bluegrass band is well known in bluegrass circles. Dick Kimmel, its leader, is a New Ulm resident. The band tours widely in the U.S. and has been to Europe 5 times. They played MLC 6 years ago, and they are good!! www.dickkimmel.com
Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp -- Dennis Stroughmatt’s journey into the roots of Cajun and French Creole music, stories, and language, began in the small isolated community of Old Mines, Missouri. He studied path has taken him from Old Mines to Quebec to southwestern Louisiana, where he learned from diverse master fiddlers and Creole accordionists. Today, Dennis is a keeper of traditions in the old styles of both upper and lower Louisiana, a Creole fiddler, accordionist, speaker, historian, and foremost, musician. www.artistsofnote.com
The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists -- This group is the successor group to the Dale Warland Singers. They are a fine choir based in the Twin Cities. www.singersmca.org
Ecuador Manta -- This Andean band originated in a small village called Atahualpa in Ecuador, South America. Ecuador Manta, based in St. Paul Minnesota, started in 1992. This group has a unique style compared to other Andean bands. They created their music style by using the traditional rhythms from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia, and combining them with more contemporary Latin and Caribbean rhythms. www.ecuadormanta.com
Chapter 6 -- This a cappella singing group is six personable young men from Chicago, musically right on target, extremely entertaining fun group. There is no possible way you could not like them. www.chapter6.com
C. Willi Myles -- Stand-up comedy and storytelling…a veteran performer and extemely funny guy! Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian”, Willi is truly comedy at its best! www.glberg.com
Five By Design -- One of North America’s leading symphony pops artists and the creatie talent behind musical theatre productions of Radio Days, Club Swing, and Stay Tuned. Noted for their signature harmonies and warm, well-rounded blend, the vocal quintet has appearewd with over 200 symphony orchestras and countless performing art centers. www.fivebydesign.com
Brad Sherrill -- This gifted performer can recite the entire Gospel of John from memory, and he did it on MLC’s stage a number of years ago. “Red Letter Jesus” is new this year. This is Jesus in his own words, from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, a live performance and multimedia. www.gospelofjohn.com
Home Free -- The award-winning a cappella sensation, Home Free, is a distinctive combination of comedy and music featuring five male vocalists with extensive theatrical and musical training. Each performance showcases a new, animated, and electrifying experience that draws audiences in and leaves them amazed. www.homefreevocalband.com
Six Mile Grove -- The energy of American rock and the simplicity of classic country music delivered with pure Minnesota farm boy charm. Six Mile Grove has spent the last 3 years digging into the art of storytelling and songwriting with membership in the Americana Music Association, and participation in the annual Americana Music Conference in Nashville, TN www.sixmilegrove.com
Twin Cities Subsidy -- this possibility is that the MLC Lyceum would pay the cost of busing for MLC students/faculty to attend a play or concert in the Twin Cities area. The exact play or concert would have to be decided at a later date. This might allow access to cultural events that would be too expensive to bring to MLC.
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet -- With passion, style, and musical sophistication borrowing from the best chamber music and string quartet traditions, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has successfully made its case as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles since its founding in 1986.
Dr. Greg Gagnon - University of North Dakota -- a presentation on the topic of teaching about Native Americans/Indians in our schools truthfully and accurately. This would be connected with other community events celebrating the 150th Observance of the Battle of New Ulm of 1862.