1. Layne Putnam steps out of her father’s shadow

    Layne Putnam steps out of her father’s shadow

    As the daughter of one of South Dakota’s most well-known musicians, Layne Putnam could have leaned heavily on her father, Kenny Putnam, for help putting together her debut album, “Better Than Me.” But the two agree that she didn’t need much help creating an album that showcased her talents.

    May 11, 2012 | 8:06 am | (1) Comments

  2. New bell-choir director means to show off bells’ flexibility

    New bell-choir director means to show off bells’ flexibility

    In his debut concert as director of Bells of the Hills, Michael Rathke plans to make his mark with music that has rarely been performed on handbells.

    May 04, 2012 | 12:00 am | (0) Comments

  3. Bicyclists tour ‘Land of the Dragon’

    Bicyclists tour ‘Land of the Dragon’

    World travelers Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker sum up their 3-1/2-month bicycle tour of China last summer like this: “It’s a big place with a lot of people.” But they didn’t realize just how big and just how many people until they were in Las Vegas after their return to the U.S.

    Apr 20, 2012 | 12:02 am | (0) Comments

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State's top musicians perform

State's top musicians perform

Eight years ago, when Amanda Reeves was only a fourth-grader, she set her sights on becoming the top cellist in the South Dakota All-State Chorus & Orchestra, an all-star team of sorts for the state's best high school singers and musicians.

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