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A night of acting, art and music w/video

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Cast members from the play, "Annierella and the Very Awesome Good Queen Fairy Cowmother," perform a scene that drew big laughs from the Starry Night crowd Thursday. The students are (left to right) Isabelle Allex, Lydia McLaughlin, Mikayla Schablin, Roxanne Sweetwater (on floor), Eva VanAcker and Braden Blaisdell. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)2 / 9
A variety of student art work was on display at Thrusday's fine arts show at the Osakis High School. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)3 / 9
One student's art work at Starry Night included a 3D effect. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)4 / 9
The Osakis High School men's ensemble performed "If I Have My Ticket" during the Starry Night show. They included (left to right) Matt Peikert, Jacob Wielenberg, Will Alverson, Tanner Mathews and Zachary Hommerding. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)5 / 9
Signs with this drawing by Emily Marthaler, Alexis Witt and Alexis Randall will be placed by the Lake Osakis public access. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)6 / 9
The Osakis High School Jazz Band got the Starry Night crowd into the swing of things with a jazzy performance Thursday night. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)7 / 9
Works of pottery were on display at the fine arts show in the Osakis little gym Thursday. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)8 / 9
Portrait drawings by Osakis student Maryah Pelletier were part of the fine arts show in the Osaks little gym during Starry Night. (Al Edenloff | Osakis Review)9 / 9

The stars aligned for arts, music and theater at Osakis High School last Thursday.

It was the school's 13th annual "Starry Night" — a collaboration featuring jazz band, short plays and vocal solos/ensembles.

An art show in the little gym showcased the creative talents of students and included several different styles using a variety of mediums.

The evening began with a play, "Hansel and Gretel," featuring a cast of 14 students.

Two vocal solos followed — Miranda Petrich performing "Sebben Crudele" and Jena Backes performing "Ave Maria."

The second play, "Annierella and the Very Awesome Good Queen Fairy Cowmother," included a cast of 15 students.

Next up were two more vocal solos — Shane Massman singing "Poor Boy" and Elana Eckel singing "Homeward Bound."

A third play, "Prom Rhombus?" was written by the Osakis High School College Theater group and featured 13 students.

The mixed ensemble choir performed "Stand By Me" and the men's ensemble sang "If I Have My Ticket."

The Osakis High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Randy Resley, closed out the night with three musical selections.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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