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    Beth's New Book! 
Obermeyer, Beth - 2012 Memoir - The Days of Song and Lilacs
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  Beth's Second Book!  
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     Beth's First Book
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A dancer, a musician, a journalist, and an author, Beth Obermeyer used her journalism degree and a lifetime of dance and music to seed three careers: dance/soloist, Minnesota Dance Theatre, 1973-1983; her company, TA DA! Special Events/public relations, 1978-1990; author, North Star Press, three books, 2010-2012, the last one, “The Days of Song and Lilacs,” Midwest Book Awards 2012 Finalist, one of three, Memoir, from 12 states.

Several of her large-scale public events became legendary. Only a helicopter could capture the 1,801 tap dancers from 90 towns who opened the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, subject of her first book, “The Biggest Dance.”  Or the World’s Largest Marching Band, 2,512 strong, Meredith Willson, composer of “The Music Man,” guest conductor.   The events are two of six listed in the Guinness “Book of World Records,”a focus of her second book, “Big; World Records in the Streets.”

On the faculty of the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Beth soloed with Garrison Keillor on “Prairie Home Companion; with the Minnesota Orchestra in “The Tap Concerto,” a 20-minute piece in four movements, Morton Gould composer; with Gregory Hines, to promote his film, “Tap;” and with Christopher Plummer in Minnesota Orchestra’s British Series.

Beth has done seminars to business and professional groups, including Public Relations Society of America.  Her journalism degree is from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa,
 where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, social sorority, and Theta Sigma Phi, journalism honoraryShe is a native of Mason City, Iowa, the setting of her third book. 

Books also available in the Twin Cities free of postage:

Birchbark Books, Minneapolis Map;
Magers & Quinn, Uptown Map;
Sub Text: A Bookstore, St Paul Map;
Valley Bookseller, Stillwater Map;

In Mason City, Iowa, at Book World Map;
Music Man Square Map;
The MacNider Art Museum Map;

Or at your book club!

For upcoming appearances, check the event and blog pages of my website. To schedule an event--contact me at

And--books are also always on and, and on other websites where books are sold.