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Theodore Roosevelt To Perform At Edgewood Vista, Touchmark Locations

Theodore Roosevelt To Perform At Edgewood Vista, Touchmark Locations
Performances provided at no charge through partnership with TR Medora Foundation and Assisted Living Facilities

 

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is excited to announce an update to its annual “TR Tour” that includes donated performances to residents of senior living locations around the state.

The annual tour by “Medora’s Thedore Roosevelt,” has taken place each spring for the last four years and has included stops at locations ranging from numerous elementary schools, to the training facility of “America’s Big Stick,” Minot Air Force Base’s 91st Missile Wing — aptly named after Roosevelt’s U.S. Army Unit, the Rough Riders.

Joe Wiegand at Minot Air Force Base, 2015

This year’s tour, while including private gatherings for supporters of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, will focus on giving back to North Dakota seniors living in assisted living facilities.

TR speaks with a school group.

Medora’s Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed by the renowned repriser, Joe Wiegand, who travels internationally bringing the 26th President to life. Wiegand has performed as Theodore Roosevelt at the White House, for documentaries on the History Channel, at Wrigley Field during the 2016 World Series, and during the Centennial Celebration of the National Park System in 2016, to name a few.

A TR Salute to Medora shows June 1 – September 9 in Medora.

Wiegand reprises Roosevelt all summer long in Medora, in his entertaining and historically accurate show A TR Salute to Medora, that shows June 2 – September 9 this summer.

The full schedule of donated shows is below. Media and family of residents are invited to attend.

 

April 21 – Fargo, ND
10:00 – 11:00a.m. 
Edgewood Vista
4420 37th Ave S
Edgewood contact: Brooke Zarling, Life Enrichment Director
701-365-8200

2:30 – 3:00p.m.
Touchmark at Harwood Grove
1200 Harwood Drive s
Touchmark contact: Anne-Marie Fitz
701-297-2327

April 22 – Grand Forks, ND
10:00 – 11:00a.m.
Parkwood Senior Living
749 S 30th St
Parkwood contact: Liz Simpson, Life Enrichment Director
701-757-2727

April 24 – Bismarck, ND
2:00 – 3:00p.m.
Edgewood Vista and Village
3406 Dominion Street
Property contact: Jodi Weszner, Life Enrichment Director
701-258-7489

3:30 – 4:30p.m. 
Edgewood Senior Living
3124 Colorado Lane
Property contact: Tammy Getz, Life Enrichment Director
701-751-5300

April 25 – Jamestown, ND
3:30 – 4:30p.m.
Edgewood Senior Living
1104 25th St. SW
Property contact: Tonya Perkins, Executive Director
701-952-8750

April 26 – Mandan, ND
2:00- 3:00p.m.
Edgewood Vista Mandan
2801 39th Ave SE
Propery contact: Gwen Beckler, Marketing Director
701-663-5664

April 27 – Minot, ND 
2:00 – 3:30p.m.
Edgewood Vista
800 16th Ave SE
Property contact: Tracy Brotherton, Lifer Enrichment Director
701-852-1399

3:30 – 4:30p.m.
Somerset Court
1900 28th St. SW
Property contact: Ara Bruce, Activity Director
701-838-4500

May 4 – Bismarck, ND 
2:00 – 3:00p.m.
Touchmark on West Century
1000 West Century ave
Property contact: Amy Miller
701-323-7000

Each show is slatted to run approximately 40 minutes with additional time for interaction with residents, guests, and media following.

More information about “Medora’s TR” can be found at MEDORA.COM or TeddyRooseveltShow.com.

Medora Summer Concert Series Announced

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup. These four concerts bring a mix of hometown talent and
tributes to history’s iconic bands and musicians…

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Kat Perkins’ Badlands Rising Star Camp Returns to Medora

Campers have a chance to learn from Kat and her team,
open for her brand-new country tribute concert on July 1 

 

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, alongside Medora Musical alumni and former star of The Voice, Kat Perkins, are excited to announce the return of the Badlands Rising Star Camp to Medora this summer.

This special music camp in the heart of the badlands offers aspiring singers, songwriters, and musicians the opportunity to learn from Kat Perkins and her handpicked team of advisers – whether they are hoping to simply elevate their music to the next level, or dream of taking those amazing talents all the way to the top.

Campers age 12-18 spend four days in the Badlands in an immersive and inspiring musical environment with training focused on vocals, stage performance, artist branding and more. Plus, campers enjoy time with Kat and many of the perks of being in North Dakota’s #1 Vacation Destination. Camp details are as follows:

 

2017 Badlands Rising Star Camp
June 28 – July 1
Medora, ND
Details and application form: KatPerkinsMusic.com

 

Here’s a little taste of the Camp from 2016!


Reflecting on the decision to start her camp, Kat tells the story: “When I was 17, I had a life-changing experience at a music camp. It made me a better singer, performer, and it changed my whole perspective on performing as a career.

“Then on NBC’s The Voice, my life changed once more in so many positive ways. After that experience, I instantly knew that I needed to use my ‘new voice’ to educate and inspire.

“Now, I’m setting out to change lives just like mine was, and my Badlands Rising Star Camp is set up to do just that. We will create, support and inspire!”

TRMF Marketing and Communications Director, Justin Fisk, added, “When Kat was starring on The Voice, we were so excited for her and immediately started talking with her about performing in Medora.

“What has made us so proud to partner with her, though, has been her commitment to the youth of North Dakota through her school tours and, now, with her Badlands Rising Star Camp, which gives so much back to our state. It aligns perfectly with our mission to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.”

Nearly 40 talented singers from as far away as California participated in last year’s Rising Star Camp in Medora. Availability is limited so interested parties are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Campers will again open Kat’s Headline North Dakota Concert in Medora on July 1 before that evening’s Medora Musical.

Pre-sale tickets for Kat’s July 1 Country Tribute Concert in Medora are available now at Medora.com.

Medora to Release New Book to Help Celebrate National Parks Centennial

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) invites members of the media to a press event to release a brand-new book chronicling Theodore Roosevelt’s time ranching in the Badlands. The book is titled, Roosevelt’s Ranches, and was authored by Medora historian, Rolf Sletten.

Theodore Roosevelt – as reprised by the renowned Joe Wiegand – will speak about the impact his time ranching in Dakota had on his life and Presidency – a time he later recalled was the “romance” of his life.

The release of Roosevelt’s Ranches will be held:

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
North Dakota Heritage Center, Great Plains Theater
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND

Roosevelt’s Ranches was commissioned to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Park System that Roosevelt shaped READ MORE »