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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Artist visits Albert City Library

Charles Freitag, a native Iowan, born and raised on a small farm, learned a deep appreciation for his natural surroundings, which can still be found in his paintings of yesteryear.

Charles received his degree in Art at the Academy of Art in Chicago, earning honors for his artwork, which is inspired by his favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell. That inspiration can be seen in his paintings, with his meticulous attention to detail, and the subtle composition and coloring of all the facets of the painting.

With numerous magazine covers and awards, Charles is quickly becoming one of America's most highly sought after artists. The 40-year-old father of six resides in Marion.

A reception for Charles Freitag will be held Friday, August 8, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Albert City Public Library, 215 Main Street, with many of his works featured for visitors. Everyone is welcome.

Check 'The Mummy' at midnight

A special advance showing of the movie "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon" will be held August 1, 12:01 A.M. at the Vista III Theater in Storm Lake.

The blockbuster global Mummy franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the action-adventure series. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. The story picks up eight years after the last installment, as Rick is joined by his wife and son to try to stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into slavery. PG13.

Garrison Keillor at State Fair

The Pilot-Tribune's own contributing columnist, and star of public radio Garrison Keillor will perform Sunday, August 17 at the Iowa State Fair grandstand, 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

"A Prairie Home Companion: The Rubarb Tour" highlights his witty sense of humor and creative storytelling skills. His distinct blend of comedy sketches, live music and his signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon" combines for an evening of entertainment the audience will not soon forget.

Country singer Suzy Bogguss will be the special guest. She burst onto the country music stage in the late eighties, surprising listeners with her unique voice and strong, independent style. Hit singles like "Someday Soon," "Outbound Plane" and "Drive South" propelled Bogguss to a Grammy and Female Entertainer of the Year honors.