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Fireworks Show to be Offered in Medora

Professionally produced fireworks display to be offered in Medora following the Medora Musical on July 4.

 

(Medora, ND) – Independence Day visitors to Medora will be treated with an increasingly rare commodity this Independence Day holiday: fireworks.

While many families across North Dakota will be unable to enjoy the thrill of viewing fireworks like summers past, those in Medora will still have the chance to enjoy some classic Americana celebration with the professionally produced fireworks display following the Medora Musical on July 4.

Personally discharged fireworks are prohibited in Medora this season, but the annual display by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and professional pyro technicians will take place as scheduled. READ MORE »

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

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Featured Variety Acts Announced for 2017 Medora Musical

4 feature acts take stage during second half of show

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 Featured Variety Acts of the Medora Musical.

For decades, world-class variety acts have been a part of the 52-year-old Medora Musical. Performers from around the globe have offered family-friendly entertainment as a part of each year’s musical production — with everything from comedians and dancing dogs, to juggling troupes, Chinese acrobats, and daredevils on bicycles taking the stage during the second half of each night’s show.

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Bill Sorensen Returns to Medora Musical, 5 Additional North Dakotans Make the Cast

Brand new talent joins seasoned professionals for 2017 show

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is excited to announce the cast of the 2017 Medora Musical.

Former Bismarck Mayor and long-time performer, Bill Sorensen, will make his return to the Medora Musical this June, to perform alongside the new host of the show, Chet Wollan, and a cast full of talent from across the country – including five other North Dakotans from Dickinson, Bismarck, and Fargo, and Grand Forks.

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Bully Pulpit Golf Course to Open April 11

Tee sheet now open for entire season 

(Medora, ND) – Bully Pulpit Golf Course and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are excited to announce that Bully Pulpit Golf Course will open for play on April 11, weather permitting. READ MORE »

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.

A Magical Medora Christmas Show to Tour Across North Dakota and Western Minnesota

Five past and present Medora performers will entertain audiences during 25 shows, in 19 communities this November and December. 

 

(MEDORA, NDToday the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation(TRMF) is pleased to announce that A Magical Medora Christmas variety show will again tour this holiday season.

The family-friendly Christmas show will feature the musical talents of Emily Walter, Jared Mason, and Job Christenson, as well as the comedy and magic of Bill Sorensen.

Musical accompaniment will come from Roger Rettig on steel and acoustic guitar. READ MORE »

Moon Rocks to Be Featured at the Fourth Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival

MEDORA, ND: Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora invite curious minds of all ages to celebrate North Dakota’s dark night skies. Park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types will gather for the Fourth Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25.

“People have been studying the night skies for millennia,” said Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes. “Dakota Nights celebrates the beauty and fragility of this awe-inspiring resource and makes it accessible and fun for people of all ages. You don’t have to be an astronomy expert; the festival has something for everyone.”

Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching, a “build your own telescope” workshop, “sun gazing,” solar system hikes, family astronomy activities, and hourly presentations in Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome. As a special offering this year, the park is proud to host NASA lunar samples! Visitors are welcome to enjoy presentations by nationally recognized speakers at 7:00 p.m. MDT each evening at the Cottonwood Campground amphitheater. Afterwards, astronomers will reveal the mysteries of the universe while star gazing in a field of more than a dozen telescopes at Peaceful Valley Ranch. READ MORE »

Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival to Be Held at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora

MEDORA, ND – The fourth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival will be held September 23 – 25 in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora.

This year’s guest speakers are Dr. Tyler Nordgren, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, artist, photographer, astronomer, and night sky ambassador; Dr. Joe Shaw, Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University; and Dr. Paul Barnhart of the Department of Natural Sciences at Dickinson State University.

Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching; programs inside Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome, solar viewing, solar system hikes, telescope building, and family activities. NASA lunar samples (moon rocks) will be on display. Evening star gazing with a field of telescopes manned by park rangers and astronomers will take place at historic Peaceful Valley Ranch in the park. The full schedule of events is available for download at www.nps.gov/thro. READ MORE »