June 9 from 5-9pm

See artcrawlstcloud.com for a complete list of venues and featured artists. Don’t miss new venues Copper Pony and Body Kinetics Massage and your old favorites like the Paramount Gift Gallery, Visual Art Center and Gallery Saint Germain.




Hundreds of people came together at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 9 to celebrate the many cultures represented in the St. Cloud community. It was an evening filled with food from many ethnic backgrounds as well as music and mingling. The celebration also marked the completion of a project spanning over 6 months that was a collaboration between the Paramount’s Education and Outreach department and many people from the community who share recipes from their own families.


This year’s Arts Camp for Educators and Teaching Artists, Expanding Your Teaching Toolbox provides an opportunity for you to explore many ways to add depth, variety, and new pathways to help ensure success for all students. Take a look at the briefs and schedule and then sign up for all of the classes that will help you build your resources and skills toolbox. A registration fee of $50 allows you to take as many of the 15 offerings on Wednesday and Thursday as you would like – what a deal! The first twenty to sign up for the noon sessions will have their lunch included. Stay all day, take advantage of the noon offerings or enjoy one of the many unique and wonderful restaurants near the Paramount. This year, graduate level credit for all sessions is available from University of the Pacific at a cost of $62 per credit up to 3 credits per course. Registration forms will be distributed and completed at Arts Camp. We will collect completed forms and checks covering tuition and submit to Pacific U at that time. More information is available here. CEU’s will also be issued for all of the classes you attend. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 7, but many classes have limited enrollment so register EARLY to ensure a place.

Cost: $50 registration for as many classes as you’d like!


Up Close and Personal with Jane Seymour

Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, May 5, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm

FREE & Open to the Public

The Paramount Center for the Arts and Centracare Health proudly present Painter, Sculptor and Actress, Jane Seymour at an opening reception for her exhibition featured during the month of May. Ms. Seymour will be available to greet guests from 1 pm until 3 pm. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Paramount Theatre. All of her work displayed at the Paramount’s Gallery St. Germain and the Paramount Theater Lobby will be available for sale through the entire month of the exhibition.  This 1:00-3:00 reception is free and open to the public.

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Artboard 1Time to celebrate! Each of the classes from the first round of Growing Art-FULL! had their final performances to demonstrate to friends and family all they had learned.  Artists David DeBlieck and Leigh Dillard led a large group of Benedict Village residents in movement exploration for 10 weeks, Garrett Lathe and Marcelyn Smale made music with residents of Good Shepherd Apartments along with some community members, and Ken Ferber and Sandy Fabian developed clay skills with participants from Whitney Senior Center. These activities are funded by a grant from Aroha Philanthropies. It is a research grant shared with 15 other agencies across the United States developing effective arts opportunities for those 55 and older. Sessions will now rotate and begin in May for Round 2!! Congratulations to all who participated!!


Paramount Summer Art Camps are filling up! Register now to get a spot in your favorite classes.

Let the kids mess up our place while they’re having a blast!

Morning and afternoon sessions, or make a day of it!

For more information and to register, click here.



The Paramount recently announced Constantine Maroulis of American Idol as headlining act for the 2017 Annual Fundraiser!

Following Constantine Maroulis’s epic run on American Idol as the rock n’ roll underdog, his career took off and Constantine has become a household name.  Since then, he has secured a place in pop culture as a leading rock tenor and a Broadway superstar.  Best known for his Tony Award-nominated role for Leading Actor in a Musical in Rock of Ages, Constantine has also led casts in Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, for which he received a Drama League Award Nomination for a Distinguished Performance Award, and the national tours of Rent and The Wedding Singer.

Over the past few months, Constantine has toured in the Northeast at venues including The Cutting Room, BB Kings, Highline Ballroom, Rockwood Music Hall, Mexicali Live, Yankee Stadium, Irving Plaza, Ridgefield Playhouse, The Green Room 42, and more.  Up next, Constantine shifts back to theatre for a few months and stars as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Muny, and performs in the world premiere production of The Most Beautiful Room in New York at Long Wharf Theater before continuing his solo national tour!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00
Advance $15 (includes handling fee)
Day of Show: $20 (includes handling fee)
All Students are FREE with ID
Nimco Yasin (pronounced NIH-moh Yah-SEEN) rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times.
Because of their status, artists were among the first to be impacted by increasing political instability in Somalia in the late 80s. Yasin fled Somalia to the UK in 1989, shortly before the onset of civil war which nearly wiped out the country’s rich artistic traditions. Since then, Yasin has rebuilt her career as a professional artist. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for while bringing it into a modern context.

The Paramount was thrilled to manage a visit by Nirmala Rajasekar, famed veena performer of Carnatic music from South India, and Thankjavur K Murugaboopathim, master Mridangam player, for four workshop performances.  In the photo, they are preparing for their presentation for the World Cultures Class at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College hosted by Dr. Hillary Vermillion.  Other performances took place on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21, at the Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club with host Buddy King; St. Cloud State University World Music Class with host Dr. Catherine Verilli; and Kennedy School with hosts Laurie Putnam and Stephanie Peterson.  Nirmala is based in Plymouth, MN but performs all over the world singing and playing her veena, a seven-stringed instrument which is as old as the music itself.  Nirmala’s musical partner in this presentation, Thanjavur K Muragaboopathi, is from Chennai, India.  Boopathi, as he is popularly known, is a master percussionist and one of the foremost exponents of the two-headed Mridangam drum – the chief percussion drum of Carnatic music.  Nirmala was able to come as a result of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant!

Celebrating SEVEN years at the Paramount with FIVE shows in FOUR days! Rock & Roll Xmas is a Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with music, comedy, parodies and even a game show! Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new takes on hit songs you didn’t even know were holiday classics. You’ll hear Christmas standards like Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree, The Little Drummer Boy and many more like you’ve never heard them performed before! Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit better than the Rock & Roll Xmas!

Artist website: www.rrxsrocks.com