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53rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Arrivals

Clay Walker arrives at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. The country music star will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Knuckle Saloon in Sturgis.

Clay Walker at The Knuckle

The Knuckle Saloon in Sturgis will present country music superstar Clay Walker at 7:30 p.m. Friday. With 11 No. 1 hits and more than 13 million records sold, Clay Walker has cemented his status as one of the biggest stars in country music. His 25-year professional career began with the single "What's It To You," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. Tickets are on sale at The Knuckle Saloon or at theknuckle.com/shop and start at $30.

Neutrino Days X

Sanford Lab in Lead will celebrate its 10th Neutrino Day on Saturday. The free science festival includes hoist-room tours, science activities and exhibits. There will be live video chats with scientists at Fermilab and underground at Sanford Lab. At 11 a.m., Fermilab deputy director Chris Mossey will speak on "Engineering for Deep Science." At 4 p.m., Ariel Waldman will present, "The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy." Afterward, she will sign her book, "What's it like in space?" An event schedule can be found online by searching Neutrino Days X.

Old-Time Country Music

Marlin Maynard and James Carothers will be the special guests of the Black Hills Opry at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead. Black Hills native Marlin Maynard has entertained at venues across the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand with a mix of golden oldies, country standards, and humorous originals. James Carothers of Nashville mixes Tennessee twang, southern storytelling, and a big, booming baritone, creating throwback country music for modern times as he covers Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and the Highwaymen. Tickets start at $5.

Growing Copper Underground

Learn what it takes to create ultra-pure components like those used in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. “Growing Copper Deep Underground: SD Mines and the Majorana Demonstrator,” will be presented by chemist Cabot-Ann Christofferson at the STEAM Café, beginning at 6 p.m. July 17 at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City. Mines was an integral part in the Majorana Demonstrator, which set out to determine if neutrinos are their own antiparticles. The STEAM Café is a series of free informal talks by SD Mines faculty and staff on topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.

‘Point of Know Return’ Returns

Iconic classic rock band Kansas will return to South Dakota at 8 p.m. July 20 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums and two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Tickets start at $45 and are on sale at the Deadwood Mountain Grand, the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at ticketmaster.com.

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Contact Mark Andersen at mark.andersen@rapidcityjournal.com

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