When national touring artists stop at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, they leave with a little reminder of our Minnesota Nice. This series examines the locally made treasures given to these celebrity visitors.
Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.
Sometime in the next two years, Brightman will travel to the International Space Station to fulfill her lifelong dream.
The journey to the great beyond even inspired her latest record, “Dreamcatcher,” which she’s promoting while on tour this year.
That tour hits Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday and when she arrives, she’ll find a Minnesota-made treasure, also inspired by her passion for space.