Laura Helle, Author at Austin Daily Herald


Community turns to itself during pandemic

It just so happens that I read Curt Brown’s book, “Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State” early in 2020. (You may ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:01 am


James Sewell Ballet coming to Austin in March

Some describe the James Sewell Ballet as “ballet for people who like baseball.” When the James Sewell Ballet’s 30th anniversary retrospective takes the stage at ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:01 am

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Music is changing lives

On Feb. 11-14, Twin Cities-based band Her Crooked Heart, led by singer/songwriter Rachel Ries, will be in Austin for a week of music outreach, including ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, February 1, 2020 6:06 am

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ArtWorks Center celebrates women

Nationally, women in the arts earn almost $20,000 less annually than men doing the same work; similar to the gender pay gap in other fields ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:10 am

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Celebrate December with the arts

Celebrate December with Austin Area Arts. We are offering a month jam-packed with seven art classes, seven live entertainment opportunities and three classic holiday movies. ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:24 am

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Live entertainment fits the bill

Where can you find four live music shows and a live dance production in November? In Austin, of course. The month kicks off with art-rock-jazz ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:18 am

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Austin ArtWorks Center: Member Show coming in November

The 6th annual Member Show opens at the Austin ArtWorks Center on Friday, Nov. 1. This show invited members of Austin Area Arts to share ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:54 am

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What is the tax abatement?

The city of Austin uses many tools to encourage growth. One tool is tax abatement. Tax abatement allows a person who owns an undeveloped piece ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Friday, September 13, 2019 8:12 am

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Thank you Austin for another Austin ArtWorks Festival

Thank you, Austin. Thank you for helping Austin Area Arts celebrate the literary, performing and visual arts at the eighth annual Austin ArtWorks Festival last ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:09 am


Minnesota governor wants to ease tariff pressure on farmers

Gov. Tim Walz says he wants Minnesota farmers to know his administration is taking steps to ease their financial worries during the U.S. trade war ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:10 am

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The story behind the Austin ArtWorks Festival

Aug. 24 and 25 will mark the 8th annual Austin ArtWorks Festival. After eight years, many people in Austin know all about the event. Let’s ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:41 am

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ArtWorks Festival will feature 57 exhibiting artists in 13 mediums

The eight annual Austin ArtWorks Festival will welcome 57 exhibiting artists in 50 booths on Aug. 24-25. A majority of the exhibitors (54 percent) are ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:52 am

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Max Weinberg headlining Schindler Celebration

Max Weinberg Jukebox will take the stage of the Paramount Theatre for the fifth annual Schindler Celebration at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:29 am

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Paramount goes international in May

The Paramount Theatre will host international performers this May: Cahoots Theatre Company from Northern Ireland and Ragamala Dance, lead by Indian immigrants. Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:39 am

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Heavenly humor coming to Paramount

“Do wop unto others as you would have them do wop unto you.” Words to live by, courtesy of the St. Andrews Sisters. Expect more of ... Read more

by Laura Helle, Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:24 am

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