8/20/2014 8:57:00 PM Music and Movies season finale Monday
When the amazing big band music is heard next Monday, it means another season of Music and Movies is coming to an end. The fabulous Swing Street will be back. They are a "darn fine" 17-piece big band based in southeast Minnesota with a repertoire including hits from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Arturo Sandoval, Gordon Goodwin, and many more.
There will be lots of give-aways, especially if you come dressed as your favorite character from Frozen, the evening's movie.
Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa, looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret... she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous.
Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.
Since the thunderstorm and lightning upended the viewing of Gravity last week, it will offered up as the second movie, provided there is an audience for it.
"Thank you for coming out this season!" exclaimed Music and Movies coordinator Tim Wells. "Special thanks to our musicians, Russ Sprandel and Mary Jill Duncan from the Library Foundation, RJ's BBQ, and to Mayo Clinic-Cannon Falls and First Farmers & Merchants Bank for their sponsorship, which allows us to keep this event free."
There are open seats on the Cannon Falls Library Foundation for those interested in planning for Music and Movies - stop in at the Library for details.