This Valentine's weekend offers plenty of entertaining shows to highlight a date night: Andrew Walesch's Big Band performs the greatest romantic songs of all time at the Paramount Theatre, country legend Ricky Skaggs is in town for multiple shows, a new comedy by Great Northern Theater Company opens at The Great Blue Heron, Newies hits the stage at the Orpheum Theatre, and the magic-comedy duo The Two Tims perform at Cathedral High School. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Songs in the Key of Love with Andrew Walesch Big Band

    Paramount Theatre

    You can celebrate Valentine's Day by hearing some of the greatest love songs of all time performed by a local maestro this weekend at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The Andrew Walesch Big Band presents Songs in the Key of Love -- an afternoon of the most romantic tunes by big names like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. You and your sweetheart can enjoy these love songs by some of the best jazz musicians in the upper midwest with tickets starting at $21.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information!

    - Sunday, February 14th, 3:00 p.m.

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    Ricky Skaggs

    Paramount Theatre
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    A country music and bluegrass legend hits the stage at the Paramount Theatre at the end of the week as Ricky Skaggs comes to town. Skaggs, winner of numerous Grammy and CMA awards, brings his multifaceted show to St. Cloud for three nights. Tickets to see this master musician of 50+ years start at $29.

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    - Thursday, February 11th, 1:30 p.m.
    - Friday, February 12th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 13th, 7:30 p.m.

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    The Whole Ninth Floor

    The Great Blue Heron

    A new comedy by The Great Northern Theater Company kicks off its series at The Great Blue Heron in Cold Spring this weekend. The Whole Ninth Floor follows four talent agents working the ninth floor of the National Talent Agency on Madison Avenue trying to find the next "big star." Featuring an abundance of laughs and love, this dinner-and-a-show will make for a good Valentine's Day date.

    Tickets are $37 with the meal included. Call 241-4682 or click below to order your tickets.

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    - Friday, February 12th, 8:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 p.m.
    - Sunday, February 14th, 2:00 p.m.
    - Thursday, February 18th, 8:00 p.m.
    - Friday, February 19th, 8:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 20th, 8:00 p.m.

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    Orpheum Theatre

    A Tony Award-winning Disney musical is on stage this week with Newsies being performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Based on a true story, Newsies tells the story of a group of underdogs taking on the most powerful people of New York with the tagline "they delivered the papers -- until they made the headlines." Tickets for this high-energy explosion of song and dance start at $39.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information!

    - Thursday, February 11th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, February 12th, 8:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 13th, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
    - Sunday, February 14th, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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    The Two Tims Comedy Show

    Cathedral High School

    ou can get a double dose of entertainment on Friday night as The Two Tims perform at the Cathedral High School Performing Arts Center. Magician Tim Gabrielson teams up with comedian Tim Cavanagh to perform a highly enjoyable and entertaining night of magic and comedy.  Tickets are going for $20 which includes a pre-show social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

    REGISTER HERE for the show!

    - Friday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m.

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    Foley Falcon Drumming Spectacular

    Foley High School
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    You can feel the rhythm this Saturday as Foley High School hosts the Falcon Drumming Spectacular. The evening will feature performances from a competition between six local drumlines as well as an exhibition by Foley's winter drumline. The event will also include a silent auction in the lobby. Tickets for adults are only $6, $4 for seniors and students.

    - Saturday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m.