Arts

The benefits of music education go well beyond notes on a page.

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. SteadRoaring Brook Press 2012Want to teach your kids the importance of patience and friendship? This endearing picture book challenges our often busy lives to take a step back, listen and share stories with others.

Chances are you already know a few of them. Maybe it’s your hard-working neighbor who loves to impart common-sense remedies. Perhaps it’s a woman at church who loves to direct showers or dinners. Or it might even be a bossy aunt who seems to know everything.

When Minnesota-based award-winning authors Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson gave the go-ahead for their book, Growing Up Lutheran (Redbird Productions, September 1997), to be transformed for the stage, no one could have imagined how popular the quirks and idiosyncrasies Minnesotans grow up

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