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Kat Perkins to hold Alive@5, DSU concerts

Kat Perkins is coming to Dickinson -- twice.

The Scranton native and rock singer from "The Voice" will hold two concerts. The first is a free public concert set for Alive@5 finale on Thursday, Sept. 4, event director Eric Smallwood said Tuesday.

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The Alive@5 event starts at 5 p.m. The opening band is yet to be determined.

Perkins will also be at Dickinson State University on Oct. 3 for a student concert held at 7:30 p.m. at Stickney Auditorium.

She will also perform a make-up show at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in Medora after her scheduled performance was rained out last Sunday.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.