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January 31, 2005 // UPDATED 1:51 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

California dreamin'

At age 13, Donavon Frankenreiter became a professional free surfer with Billabong as his sponsor. As a free surfer, he was required to go out and ride the waves and compete only when he felt like it.

Although he still surfs every chance he gets, Frankenreiter's focus has shifted towards his music - good for us, since Minnesota isn't really known for its waves, or even open water, this time of year.

Since the days of his first band, Peanut Butter and Jam, Donavon's been writing and releasing heartfelt singer-songwriter music that is sure to warm even the most frostbitten of hearts.

Tu Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Fine Line Music Cafe, 318 1st Ave. N. $13 in advance, $17 at the door. 335-8181, finelinemusic.com.

Bitter irony

Minnesota Orchestra flutist Adam Kuenzel tackles a trio of international pieces: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Symphony No. 35 K. 385," Danish composer Carl Nielsen's "Flute Concerto" and Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5."

Th-Sa Feb. 3-5; Th 11 a.m., F-Sa 8 p.m. Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall. $20-$78. 371-5656, minnesotaorchestra.org.

Holly Day can be reached at lalena@bitstream.net.