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National monument to host artist Yellow Horse

HARRISON, Neb. — Artist Carmen Yellow Horse will be the traditional cultural demonstrator from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, July 10, at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

Yellow Horse, a Lakota Sioux, wraps stones with wire and adds them to bead necklaces. She also does more traditional beadwork. She currently does her craft in Red Shirt village on the north edge of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where she has lived all her life. 

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is located 22 miles south of Harrison, on state Highway 29, then east on River Road for three miles to the visitor center. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a fee-free park. Call 308-436-9760 to confirm dates for traditional cultural demonstrators.

Exhibit of paintings centers on prostitution

LEAD — The Lead Deadwood Arts Center will host a series of paintings about Deadwood prostitution by local artist Ben Humphrey, with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the center, 309 W. Main St.

Humphrey’s paintings were inspired by black and white photographs from the Adams Museum archives.

Also in attendance will be local author Michael Trump, whose book “Raiding Deadwood’s Bad Lands” tells the story of Deadwood’s red light district from its lively beginning to its demise in 1980.

The exhibit will remain at the Lead Deadwood Arts Center until the end of August and will be on display again at the Adams Museum this fall. For more information, call 584-1461.

Classical music concert opens series at the Dahl

RAPID CITY — The Orlando Chamber Soloists will perform “Phantastic Journey” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, as the first classical concert of the fourth annual Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills at the Dahl Arts Center.

Selections will include Vaughn Williams’ “Phantasy Quintet” and works of Bax, Boccherini, Rossini and Vivaldi.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, $18 on the day of the show, $40 for the festival’s three classical concerts and $5 for students.

Lead Main Street event performers announced

LEAD — Paul Kopco and Les Roselles and the Straight Shooters will perform from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, for Lead Live Open Summer Market festival on Main Street. 

The festival includes live music, a farmers market and children’s activities on the second Saturday of the summer months.

Ranch to hold music festival, trail ride benefit

NEMO — Hay Creek Ranch will host the Playin’ in Pink Music Festival and Ride in Pink on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at the ranch, 21765 Penny Lane. All proceeds go to the Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital Foundation to benefit cancer patients in the Northern Hills.

The music festival will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Performers will include Rick Losey, Deadwood; Pat Meade, Indianola, Iowa; Ken and Cory Tomovick, Rockerville; Wayne Hagard, Nemo; Mike Lindeman, Hot Springs; Steve Thorpe, Lead; and Fancy Creek Jumpers, Deadwood. 

The first Ride in Pink trail ride will start at 1 p.m. Participants must bring a horse for the three-hour guided ride.

A barbecue and evening entertainment, including music and cowboy poetry with Paul Larson, Jingle Bob Dennis, Slim McNaught and Pat Meade, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A silent auction will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, July 10, the festival will feature cowboy church at

8 a.m. with worship and fellowship with Randy Reasoner of McCloud, Okla. The second Ride in Pink trail ride will be at 10:30 a.m.

Music festival costs $15 per person. The music, barbecue and evening entertainment costs $35 per person.

The Saturday trail ride, barbecue and evening entertainment costs $35. Barbecue and evening entertainment costs $20 per person. The Sunday trail ride costs $15 per person. All events cost $50 per person.

For more information, call Hay Creek Ranch at 578-1142.

Sturgis Bicycle, Art and Music Festival Saturday

STURGIS — The Sturgis Bicycle, Art and Music Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, in Sturgis City Park.

The free festival includes bicycle events and activities, a mountain bike race and ride, art activities, live music, skateboard activities, roller derby, the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary animals, Native American dancers and other kids activities.

The event features two stages.

Main Stage

* 11:30 a.m. — Aces High 

* 12:15 p.m. — Alex Nold

* 1:45 p.m. — Steve Thorpe

* 2:30 p.m. — Ryan Pletan’s Blues Review

* 4 p.m. — The CSC Birds

* 5 p.m. — For-Given

* 6 p.m. — Exit 32

* 7 p.m. — Wrong Endz

* 8 p.m. — Bonefish 

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Small Stage

* 11 a.m. — Children’s theater

* 12:45 p.m. — Children’s theater

* 1:30 p.m. — Sturgis Glee Club

* 3:15 p.m. — Native American dancers

* 4:45 p.m. — Native American dancers

* 5:45 p.m. — Shannon & Mike (Horace the Attack Bear)

* 6:45 p.m. — Shelbi Bruse

* 7:45 p.m. — Shannon & Mike (Horace the Attack Bear)

Potter Family to give tribute performance

FORT MEADE — The Potter Family will perform a free patriotic tribute concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Old Fort Meade Museum parade grounds.

The group performs a variety of vintage, ’50s and ’60s music as well as gospel and country songs.

Dogs Without Sweaters to perform downtown

RAPID CITY — Dogs Without Sweaters will perform at this week’s Summer Nights festival Thursday, July 14, in downtown Rapid City.

The festival is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Seventh and Main streets.

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Artists to speak at reception tonight

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Arts Center will hold a gallery artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 612 N. Main St.

July’s featured artists, Richard DuBois, Jim Maher and Bill Feterl, will speak about their works. 

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