Gaelic Storm Coming this July!

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 PM

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Coming to the Paramount for the first time!

Gaelic Storm Website


Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks present Crossroads: The Eric Clapton Story

Saturday, January 23 at 7:30

Justin and the Throwbacks return with a look at the life and work of Eric Clapton! After two previous years of sold out houses here at the Paramount, the Throwbacks return for a third year presenting another of their famous Rockumentaries. With Eric Clapton’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, he became the first musician to have been inducted three times.  Honored as a member of the Yardbirds, then with Cream and finally as a solo artist in 2000.  While his stints with the groups were relatively brief, Clapton always piloted projects that bore his highly personalized stamp.  As a solo artist, Clapton has brought his singing and songwriting to the fore while maintaining his stature as rock’s preeminent guitarist.  Demonstrating a remarkable resilience, Clapton has managed to establish himself as a vital, hit-making presence in every decade!


The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project: December 11th – January 16th 

The Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant program is intended to support the work of Minnesota ceramic artists at relatively early stages in their careers, as they accomplish
short-term, specific objectives.

Artist Bios:

Matthew Krousey created work that explored our vanishing natural habitats. The Jerome award has allowed Krousey to expand his imagery, moving his ideas from pottery to large tiles, where his ideas can grow in breadth.

David Swenson makes ceramic works through the assemblage of parts and pieces. He used his Jerome award to purchase a 3D printer and software which will allow him to prototype and imagine works before they are fully realized.

Michael Arnold is a maker of wood-fired, wheel-thrown pottery. He used his Jerome award to research native-Minnesota clays and slip-casting. In addition, he spent his grant year designing and building a wood-fire kiln in Albert Lea, MN. In addition to making pots, Arnold is NCC’s exhibitions manager.

Karen McPherson creates handbuilt vessels for plants. With her award, she looked beyond the usual relationship between plants and ceramics—flowers in a vase—and instead, incorporated plant forms onto the surface of the work itself.

After recently receiving her MFA from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Ginny Sims has been teaching ceramics at different centers and schools throughout the Midwest. She used her Jerome award to transfer decorative motifs onto majolica-based surfaces, placed in an installation setting.

Coming in February!

14 Grammy Awards, 8 CMA Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade … the list is nearly endless of Ricky’s Awards over his 50+ year career that started at the age of 6.

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Every holiday season is a time for celebration. As another year comes to a close, it’s also a time when we reflect on our challenges or triumphs, as well as reflecting on those who have taught us some of life’s most important lessons. In “Voices of Christmas,” the men of Cantus combine the words, stories, and wisdom of people from all walks of life with music that is sure to awaken the holiday spirit. Joining carols old and new with holiday favorites (along with Franz Biebl’s transcendent setting of the Ave Maria), spending Christmas with Cantus is a sure way to celebrate the joy and magic of the season.


Sunday December 20, 3:00

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Kat Perkins most recently reached the TOP 5 on Season 6 of NBC’s ‘THE VOICE”. Hailed by ‘THE VOICE’ music director Paul Mirkovich as “The best female rock singer we’ve ever had on the show…” Kat’s career has taken her all over the world, having performed alongside acts like Bon Jovi and The Foo Fighters to name a few. One night only! Saturday November 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Join us for a day that celebrates a year of plein air painting.

About Perpetual Search:
This project is a classic dream for an artist: to learn form some of the best painters in the world and then go on a painting adventure where they find their voice as an artist while criss-crossing the beautiful back-roads of the countryside. After countryside…the search for the perfect subject, perfect light, the perfect composition continued every time. I stepped up to the isle… I spent the last 12 months painting beautiful areas around the state of MN and beyond, and am excited to invite you the very first exhibition of this work.

Event details:
You are invited to attend all events! see the process of the plein air painting during the live demonstration. Before the crowd shows up you can view and purchase works during he early viewing. If you want to hear a few stories about my plein air painting experiences, be sure to attend the reception and artist talk. Come and go as you wish, grab some dinner and drinks downtown! Invite your friends – this is a family friendly event! No RVSP/registration required. As a valued collector, bring this postcard for 10% off your purchase (October 24th only).

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who made our annual fundraiser a success!

Because of your contributions and support, we are able to serve over 90,000 people annually in our theater, visual arts center, and educational outreach programs.

BerganKDV, Ltd.
Stringline Motion Picture Company, LLC

Granite Equity Partners
Mahowald Insurance
Ms. Melinda’s Dance Studio
Northwestern Mutual
Times Media

Auto Parts Headquarters
Big River Consulting Group, LLC
D. J. Bitzan Jewelers
Borgert Products, Inc
Mike and Karel Helgeson
Louise Muggli
Quinlivan, Hughes
Warnert Commercial Real Estate
Bob and Penny White
Xcel Energy

AIS Planning
Apollo Insurance
Rebecca Billig
Bonnie and Stephen Bologna
Jerry and Elaine Bauerly
Robert Danahar
Jim and Jan Davis
GLT Architects
HMA Architects
Bob and Judy Johnson
Brian and Bonnie Kay
Gordy and Michelle Meyer
Dan and Cherrie Meyer
Microbiologics, Inc
Palmer Printing
Paul and Kim Thompson
Think Tourism
Stinson Leonard Street

Silent Auction Donors:

American National Bank
Apollo Insurance
Bachman Jewelers
Bailey Nurseries
Blackberry Ridge Golf Course
Boulder Tap House
Brookwood Farms
Chris Denn
Courtyard by Marriot
Cowboy Jack’s
D’Vine Pizza
Dan Mondloch
Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grille
Howie’s Food, Spirits, & Sports
Jack & Jim’s
Jerry & Elaine Bauerly
Jule’s Bistro
Kohinoor Bar & Grill
Lian Quan Zhen
Minser Chiropractic
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
Pickled Loon
Pioneer Place
RJ Stables
St Cloud Country Club
St Cloud State University
Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Wapicada Golf Club
White Horse
A special thanks to Merrill Printing, Peter Johnson and Clarke James Athman.

Melissa Gohman, Visual Arts Director at the Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center recently created and installed a six foot round sculpture in the City of New London. Melissa was joined by Kristin Allen, Artistic Director for the RiverSpace Project, Rebecca Sakry and many other community members who assisted with the project that happened between July 6 – Sept 16th, 2015. The cement and glass sculpture represents the three tenets of the project: History of space, Natural Resources of the area and community. The “Millstone Mosaic” was dedicated on Sept. 19th in New London.  

The RiverPlace project was funded by a grant from ArtPlace America.       

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