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Minnesota Original
Celebrating the Twin Cities' creative community.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #411
Tom Hazelmyer + Lucy Michelle
Musician and record label owner Tom Hazelmyer creates handmade linocuts for his album art and packaging designs. Deborah Jinza Thayer's curiosity of movement and study of the body is exemplified in her piece "Diana Takes a Swim." Writer Ka Vang gives voice to Hmong immigrants by writing about the Hmong-American experience. And Lucy Michelle + the Velvet Lapelles perform "Catacombs" in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #311
Iris Shiraishi + Nicolas Carter
Iris Shiraishi combines traditional Japanese rhythms with western influences in her taiko drum compositions for the Mu Daiko drum ensemble. Thomas Schrunk creates unexpected visual effects with lustrous materials like wood veneer, brushed aluminum and concrete. Barbara Kreft's intricate, mosaic-like paintings offer a meditative respite. Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter performs "Crossing the Isthmus".
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #240
MN Opera Resident Artist Program + Low
Young singers learn language, style and movement in The Minnesota Opera's competitive Resident Artist Program. Featuring the late 101 year-old troupe member Ida Arbeit, Kairos Dance showcases the healing power of dance against the trials of aging. Jane Frees-Kluth plots a seat between two cities. Duluth indie-rock group Low performs at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
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Episode #111
Wing Young Huie, COrmac O'shea + More
Six miles of his photographs become an urban gallery along University Avenue in Saint Paul. Wing Young Huie celebrates this neighborhood through hundreds of images. World class Irish Dancer Cormac O'Shea and his top students travel to Scotland for the international Irish dance championships. And indie rockers The Small Cities performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #401
Jack Reuler + The Shiny Lights
Mixed Blood Theatre's artistic director, Jack Reuler, is revolutionizing theater in the Twin Cities with his radical hospitality initiative. Visual artist and amateur ecologist Kate Casanova unearths unique intersections between art and the natural world. Russian contemporary artist Oleg Vassiliev explores memory and light in his paintings. Infusing modern pop with a retro 70's rock vibe, The Shiny Lights perform "Heartbeat."
26 minutes long
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Episode #412
Regina Marie Williams + Cranskshaft
Performer Regina Marie Williams prepares for a production at Mixed Blood Theatre with her vocal coach Nancy Grauff. Glass artist Fred Kaemmer capitalizes on the interior of a freshly blown vessel as a decorative surface. Bridget O'Malley and Amanda Degener of Cave Paper share a passion for crafting handmade paper. And bluesman Alex "Crankshaft" Larson and his band The Gear Grinders perform at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #312
Patrick Scully + Kill The Vultures
Patrick's Cabaret founder Patrick Scully performs an excerpt from his one-man show, "Thrive!". Russian contemporary artist Oleg Vassiliev explores memory and light in his work. Ceramic artist Maren Kloppmann reveals the complexities of minimalism in her porcelain designs. The gritty, urban hip hop duo Kill the Vultures performs "Walk on Water."
26 minutes long
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Episode #241
Wurlitzer Theater Organ + Sha Cage + E.g. Bailey
Sh Cage and E.G. Bailey founded the Minnesota Spoken Word Association, dedicated to literacy and youth leadership. The Fitzgerald Theater's majestic Wurlitzer organ puts the power of 1600 pipes at Mike Grandchamp's fingertips. World class musicians Gao Hong and Butterfly combine African, Asian and Western influences. Pastel artist Cheryl LeClair-Sommer battles MN weather, bugs and moonlight.
26 minutes long
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Episode #112
Virgil Leih, Joe Horse Capture + More
Virgil Leih turns 2 thousand pound tree trunks into carved sculptures. We examine objects in the permanent Native American Art collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with curator Joe Horse Capture. Through improvisation, Mankwe Ndosi and friends combine theater, music and spoken word.
26 minutes long
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Episode #413
Heidi Hoy + Is / Is
Heidi Hoy's bronze sculptures render women with a balance of strength and femininity. Mohamed Mumin's striking portraits of fellow Somali immigrants spark dialogue about the immigrant experience in Minnesota. The BodyCartography Project's newest work aims to impact audience members both physically and emotionally. With a distorted sound and influenced by heavy metal and 70s rock, Is/Is performs "Wide Eyed" in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Sun Nov 2nd @ 6:00 pm

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Episode #402
Mill City Opera + Chastity Brown
The Mill City Summer Opera stages its inaugural production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, amid the Mill City Ruins in Minneapolis. Nicholas Harper's portraits, many with exaggerated features, are inspired by Byzantine and Russian iconography. Originally from Tennessee, the soulful Chastity Brown performs "Plans of Buildin'".
26 minutes long
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Episode #313
Ta-coumba Aiken + Noah Hoehn
Sally Award-winning painter and public artist Ta-coumba Aiken creates art and murals to heal people's hearts and spirits. Fashion designer Danielle Everine constructs clothes that combine whimsy and function. Glass Artist Fred Kaemmer focuses on the interior of his vessels, experimenting with gold and silver leaf. Noah Hoehn layers harmonica, marimba, vocals and other instruments using a live looping system.
26 minutes long
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Episode #242
Brady Kiernan, Osmo Vanska + Trailer Trash
Brady Kiernan directs his first feature "Stuck Between Stations," a love story set in Minneapolis with an impressive cast. Esteemed Music Director Osmo Vanska conducts The Minnesota Orchestra. Twin Cities country musicians Trailer Trash have seven Minnesota Music Awards to their credit. Curator turned designer, Stephanie Lake takes an academic approach to creating jewelry.
26 minutes long
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Episode #113
Warren Mackenzie, Ragamala Dance + More
We're with potter Warren Mackenzie in his Stillwater studio where he shapes clay into simple, functional pieces. Through an ancient southern Indian dance form, Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance, interpret worship of sacred waters. And folk-rock group The Starfolk performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #414
Christina Baldwin + Barbara Jean
Longtime Twin Cities singer/actor Christina Baldwin prepares for a role in an original production by The MovingCompany. Scott West's studio work embodies the energy of painting live on stage with his Cloud Cult bandmates. Repeated forms, limited color and strong contrast between solid and void epitomize Kim Matthews' post-minimalist sculptures. Plus Americana multi-instrumentalist Barbara Jean performs "The River" from her debut album, "The Great Escape."
26 minutes long
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Episode #423
Joann Verburg + Cloud Cult
The large-scale work of internationally known photographer JoAnn Verburg deals with concepts of time and perspective. Actor, playwright and Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton, protege to Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, helped define African American theater. The philosophical chamber rock band Cloud Cult, led by Craig Minowa, releases their tenth album, "Love."
26 minutes long
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Episode #314
Guillermo Cuellar + Hastings 3000
Guillermo Cuellar makes functional pottery for everyday use. From book-making workshops to all-night square dancing events, Amanda Lovelee's work explores the value of connection and community. Shawn McNulty creates multi-dimensional works through unconventional painting techniques. One-man rock band Hastings 3000 performs in the Colonial Warehouse Building in Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
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Episode #243
Minnesota Original Celebrates MN Dance
On this special edition of Minnesota Original... a celebration of dance in our community. From traditional forms to modern choreography, Minnesota artists share a passion for movement. Ragamala Dance, James Sewell Ballet, Joe Chvala + more...
26 minutes long
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Episode #114
Doug Beasley + a Tribute To Bruce Allen
Photographer Doug Beasley captures the sacred in every day life. Andy Ducett's body of work combines elaborate drawings and mixed media installations. We remember Bruce Allen, the legendary guitar player with The Suburbs who passed away in December, 2009.
26 minutes long
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Episode #419
Xavier Tavera + Jack Klatt and The Cat Swingers
Xavier Tavera photographs Minnesota's Latino and other minority communities. Fiber artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen creates wearable art that speaks to the anxieties one might feel about their body. Greek immigrant Konstantinos Papadakis has been carving wood in the Byzantine style for fifty years. And Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers perform "Life's a Drag (But Not Mine)" in tpt's studio A.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #415
Rock The Garden 2012 Music Special
Minnesota Original music special featuring Howler, tUnE-yArDs, Doomtree, Trampled by Turtles and The Hold Steady at Rock The Garden 2012, presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current.
26 minutes long
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Episode #315
Chris Faust + Vocalessence
Landscape photographer Chris Faust processes his night scenes using traditional techniques in a wet darkroom. The Willie Wisely Trio performs "Kiss Her and Make it Right" in tpt's Studio A. Silvana LaCreta Ravena explores memory through her encaustic paintings. Dancers Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink depict the bittersweet reunion of a long-separated husband and wife in "A Duet for Wreck". And Philip Brunelle's renowned choral ensemble VocalEssence sings at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
26 minutes long
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Episode #244
Tom Schroeder, Barry Browning + Bobby Vee
Animator Tom Schroeder tells real life stories with jazz-influenced pizzazz. Lighting designer Barry Browning brings to life the Jungle Theater's production of Next Fall. Teen idol from the early 1960's, Bobby Vee's pop stardom began the day the music died, when he performed in place of Buddy Holly. Zoo Animal performs 'Worker Bee' in studio.
26 minutes long
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Episode #115
Richard Abraham + Jeremy Messersmith
Landscape Painter Richard Abraham examines light and proportion in his work. Dario and Giselle Meiji are brother/sister choreographers blending different techniques to create Curio Dance. And Jeremy Messersmith performs at the Cedar Cultural Center.
26 minutes long
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Episode #420
Bain Boehlke + Kevin Bowe
The Jungle Theater's founder and Artistic Director, Bain Boehlke, directs Samuel Beckett's classic, "Waiting for Godot." Mixed-media artist Hannah Albert believes in the healing power of art. Sculptor and public artist Peter Morales' zoomorphic work is influenced by the Mayan ruins of his native Guatemala. And Kevin Bowe + the Okemah Prophets perform at The Terrarium recording studio in Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Nov 23rd @ 6:00 pm

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Episode #416
Minnesota Opera's Doubt + Soul Asylum
Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative production of "Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley and Douglas J. Cuomo, makes its world premiere. With fantasy and fluorescent colors, Melissa Loop's landscape paintings explore what is idyllic and dark. Illustrator and printmaker Adam Turman is known for his art prints of iconic Twin City landmarks, cycling scenes and pinup girls. And Soul Asylum performs "Just Like Anyone" at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
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Episode #316
Hoffman Guitars + The Cactus Blossoms
Since 1971, Charlie Hoffman has handcrafted more than 600 guitars. Abstract artist Christina Habibi uses house paint to create her swirling, colorful works. Spoken word artist Kyle "Guante" Myhre performs Cartpusher. Sculptor Asia Ward welds and rivets sheets of metal into her "aluminum dreamscapes." And The Cactus Blossoms, winners of City Pages' Best Album of 2012, perform in tpt Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #101
Alec Soth, Heather Doyle + More
Photographer Alec Soth is recognized worldwide for his compelling photographs that uniquely capture the spirit of his subjects. Heather Doyle is a blacksmith, a welder and a metal sculptor. John Munson and Matt Wilson have rocked the Twin Cities music scene since the 1980s, starting with their band, Trip Shakespeare. Now they are performing as The Twilight Hours.
26 minutes long
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Episode #501
Artaria + Judy Onofrio
Internationally acclaimed Artaria String Quartet preserves and performs classical chamber repertoire. Noted poet Robert Bly shares three of his poems from inside his private writing sanctuary. Judy Onofrio's latest work creating sculptures from animal bones is both a departure and a coming home. The 4ontheFloor, along with Duluth singer Sarah Kruger, perform "Enough" at Target Field.
26 minutes long
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Episode #417
Matt Wehling + Ashley Gold
Trained in France, Matt Wehling designs masterful bows custom made for each musician. With an eye for color theory and composition, Marisa Martinez combines gemstones, hand-blown glass beads and precious metals in her jewelry. Painter Mike Welton's brightly colored works are inspired by turn-of-the-century architecture and are informed by his background in design. Plus R+B/pop artist Ashley Gold performs "Heavy" in tpt?s Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #317
Tu Dance Center + Joey Ryan and The Inks
Founders of TU Dance Center, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands embrace the connective power of dance. Inspired by antique toys, mixed media sculptor Kyle Fokken combines dogs with airplanes and churches with tanks. Native American tradition and innovation are celebrated in the exhibit Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place. And Joey Ryan and the Inks perform at the Varsity Theater.
26 minutes long
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Episode #246
Heiruspecs + Dan Huiting
Dan Huiting is known for his inventive "City of Music" series and music videos for Bon Iver. Perpich Center Arts High School students create a performance inspired by a Minnesota short story. Andrea Stanislav deploys spinning rhinestone-encrusted headless horses. Saint Paul hip hop royalty Heiruspecs jam aboard the Jonathan Paddleford Riverboat.
26 minutes long
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Episode #102
Mary Griep, Nachito Herrera + More
Visual Artist Mary Griep re-creates some of the world?s most sacred spaces in massive drawings done to scale. Photographer Evan Baden captures this generation basking in the glow of technology in glossy images. Nationally recognized choreographer Ananya Chatterjea reinterprets traditional movements into contemporary dance for the Ananya Dance Theatre. And Cuban pianist Nachito Herrera performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #502
MN Original Music Compilation 2014
A MN Original music compilation featuring many of our favorite musicians performing in the tpt studios and around town: Alpha Consumer, Solid Gold, Mayda, Astronautalis, Barbara Jean, The Shiny Lights and Cloud Cult.
26 minutes long
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Episode #418
Mu Performing Arts + Cloud Cult
MU Performing Arts honors the Twin Cities' Asian American community with Taiko drumming and other cultural productions. Season 10 American Idol competitor Sophia Shorai performs To Get By in tpt's Studio A. As a penciller for DC comics, Doug Mahnke draws some of the most recognized comic book characters. And the philosophical chamber rock band Cloud Cult, led by Craig Minowa, releases their tenth album, Love.
26 minutes long
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Episode #318
Michal Daniel + Nicolas Carter
Theater photographer Michal Daniel captures the wondrous world of the stage on film. Recipient of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award, Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir "The Latehomecomer". We glimpse the process of bookplate artist Serik Kulmeshkenov. And Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter performs "Crossing the Isthmus," inspired by his bicycle trip through Central America.
26 minutes long
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Episode #247
The Moving Company + Stuart Klipper
Rising from the ashes of the Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Moving Company presents its first show. Internationally revered photographer Stuart Klipper is one of a small number of people who have journeyed across the globe to both poles. Gretchen Seichrist shows why she's the creative force behind the rock band Patches and Gretchen.
26 minutes long
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Episode #103
Rhea Pappas, DEan Lucker + More
We're underwater with photographer Rhea Pappas, taking a close look at mechanical sculptures created by Dean Lucker and Ann Wood. And Minneapolis Hip Hop Artist P.O.S performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #404
All Is Calm + Doomtree
Artistic Director Peter Rothstein created the musical theater production "All is Calm," the story of the 1914 Christmas truce during World War I. Indie rock band Communist Daughter performs "Northern Lights" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Franconia Sculpture Park's 2012 Artist in Residence, Bridget Beck, constructs interactive sculptures inspiring playfulness and nostalgia. And the hip hop collective Doomtree lights up the crowd with their song "Beacon" at Rock The Garden.
26 minutes long
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Episode #319
Caitlin Karolczak + Heiruspecs
Painter Caitlin Karolczak finds inspiration in vintage medical photos and deathbed portraits. Renowned choral ensemble VocalEssence performs at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Landscape photographer Chris Faust processes his night scenes using traditional techniques in a wet darkroom. Twin Cities hip hop artists Heiruspecs perform on board the Jonathan Padelford Riverboat. And Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink explore the bittersweet reunion of a long-separated husband and wife in "A Duet for Wreck."
26 minutes long
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Episode #201
Seitu Jones + Peter Himmelman
Family inspires the work of visual artists Hunter Powell and her grandfather Seitu Jones. There is a science to Marilyn Garber's water color botanical art. And Singer/Songwriter Peter Himmelman performs songs from his newest album.
26 minutes long
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Episode #104
Kao Kalia Yang + Ruggero Allifranchini
Her personal story is a winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards. Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir, The Late Home Comer. Ruggero Allifranchini is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster. He plays this violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1694. The artist who runs the online hub where thousands of fellow artists gather is Scott Stulen. The Bryan Nichols Quartet performs.
26 minutes long
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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #412
Regina Marie Williams + Cranskshaft
Performer Regina Marie Williams prepares for a production at Mixed Blood Theatre with her vocal coach Nancy Grauff. Glass artist Fred Kaemmer capitalizes on the interior of a freshly blown vessel as a decorative surface. Bridget O'Malley and Amanda Degener of Cave Paper share a passion for crafting handmade paper. And bluesman Alex "Crankshaft" Larson and his band The Gear Grinders perform at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Oct 19th @ 6:00 pm

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Episode #110
Keri Pickett, CAlpurnia Peach + More
Keri Pickett connects with her subjects, capturing the essence of tradition and culture and in her photographs. Calpurnia Peach is the fashion label run by local textile designers Ashley Wokasch and Luci Kandler. And after overcoming a debilitating illness, jazz musician Carei Thomas performs with energy and spirit.
26 minutes long
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Episode #239
Penumbra Theatre + Farewell Milwaukee
He founded Penumbra Theatre in 1976. Artistic Director Lou Bellamy celebrates Minnesota's most storied African American theater. Minnesota filmmaker Sarah Jean Kruchowski's shorts explore themes of disappointment and yearning. Todd Cameron fires unique glass and metal artworks. Inspired by their Midwest roots, Farewell Milwaukee performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #310
Pamela Sukhum + Malamanya
Pamela Sukhum's series of natural and mystical paintings is influenced by her travels around the world. Alt-country rockers The Jayhawks perform at First Avenue in honor of the re-issue of their debut album. Choreographer Amy Sackett explores the role of Muslim women in hip hop culture with her piece "I'm Muslim, Don't Panic". Visual artist Terrance Payne uses colored pencils and oil pastels to create vibrant portraits and wallpaper designs. Cuban Son ensemble Malamanya performs in tpt Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #410
Marion Mcclinton + Solid Gold
Actor, playwright and Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton was protege to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson and helped to define African American theater in the United States. Folk musicians Brian Miller and Randy Gosa collaborate to bring us Minnesota Lumberjack Songs: Irish Music from the Lumber Camps. Complicated, repetitive patterns inspire Elizabeth Simonson's scientific sculptural installations. And electro glam rock band Solid Gold performs in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #411
Tom Hazelmyer + Lucy Michelle
Musician and record label owner Tom Hazelmyer creates handmade linocuts for his album art and packaging designs. Deborah Jinza Thayer's curiosity of movement and study of the body is exemplified in her piece "Diana Takes a Swim." Writer Ka Vang gives voice to Hmong immigrants by writing about the Hmong-American experience. And Lucy Michelle + the Velvet Lapelles perform "Catacombs" in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Sun Oct 12th @ 6:01 pm

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Episode #109
Maren Kloppman, Red Pens + More
Ceramic artist Maren Kloppmann reveals the complexities of minimalism in her porcelain designs. Manny and Claudette Laureano of Minnesota Youth Symphonies have been motivating young musicians for more than 20 years. Painters Laura Bennett and Howard Hamilton make up the art-rock duo Red Pens.
26 minutes long
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Episode #238
James Sewell, Haley Bonar + Mark Olson
Dance visionary James Sewell's choreography of classical and contemporary ballet has inspired audiences for more than 20 years. Singer/Songwriter Haley Bonar performs. Sculptor Allen Christian chisels bowling balls and welds kitchen utensils deep inside The House of Balls. Founding member alt-country band The Jayhawks, Mark Olson talks songwriting.
26 minutes long
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Episode #309
Funk Band Fdeluxe Performs
Funk is redefined as fDELUXE. In 1984, Prince formed The Family. Now, four of its original members are together again writing, recording and touring as fDELUXE. St. Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson perform on this special edition of Minnesota Original.
26 minutes long
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Episode #409
Joann Verburg + Rhythmic Circus
JoAnn Verburg is an internationally known photographer whose large-scale work deals with concepts of time and perspective. Inspired by his experience as an immigrant, Chilean-born Alonso Sierralta combines natural and man-made materials in his sculptures. Four percussive dancers backed by a seven-piece band, Rhythmic Circus explores musical genres like Minneapolis funk, beat box and salsa.
26 minutes long
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Episode #516
Hend Al-mansour and Chan Poling
Hend Al-Mansour questions the role of women in Saudi Arabian society and puts women's rights at the forefront of her work. Deaf writer Raymond Luczak performs his poem "Birthright" in American Sign Language at the Heights Theater in Minneapolis. Asia Ward sculpts and suspends sculptures she calls "aluminum dreamscapes." Composer Chan Poling's classical and contemporary jazz training inspires his songwriting for musical theater and his alternative rock band, The Suburbs.
26 minutes long
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Sun Oct 5th @ 6:01 pm

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Episode #108
Tu Dance, Peter Ostroushko + More
Tony Pierce Sands and Uri Sands of TU Dance engage audiences in their latest production at The Southern Theater. Three jewelry makers and a painter meld creativity and friendship in their Northeast Minneapolis studio. Emmy-Award winning composer and musician Peter Ostroushko tells tales of Ireland and performs at the Cedar Cultural Center.
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Episode #237
Poetry Slam, Lyra Baroque + Tex Pistols
Two-time National Poetry Slam champions, members of Saint Paul's competitive spoken word team wax poetic. Renowned Soprano Maria Jette and Lyra Baroque Orchestra rehearse in Lowertown's new performance space for Early Music, The Baroque Room. And The Tex Pistols Band performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #308
Peter Rothstein + Harriet Bart
Peter Rothstein is an acclaimed director of theater, musical theater and opera who evolves with each collaboration. Co-founders of the Minnesota Spoken Word Association, husband and wife duo E.G. Bailey and Sh? Cage, work together as performers and teachers of spoken word poetry. Installation artist Harriet Bart transforms words and everyday objects into sculptural expressions of memory. The eclectic folk group Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles perform.
26 minutes long
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Episode #408
Stuart Pimsler + Malamanya
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater is known for integrating vocals with modern dance and for its commitment to community outreach. Environmental encroachment and global warming are themes in Andrea Martin's hand cut paper art. Michael Berglund turned a childhood love of dinosaurs into a career creating lifelike, to-scale dinosaur models for museums and collectors. Combining the traditional rhythms and melodies of salsa, samba and Afro-Cuban son, Malamanya performs "Fijate Bien" in Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #515
Minnesota Dance Theatre, Nicholas David
Lise Houlton carries on the legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. Drury Brennan draws upon graffiti and Asian calligraphy in his large-scale typographical improvisations. Noted poet Robert Bly shares a poem from inside his private writing sanctuary he calls "The Little House. " A finalist from the television singing competition series,The Voice, Nicholas David writes and performs soulful music.
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Episode #107
Highpoint Center For Printmaking + Dosh
At Highpoint Center for Printmaking, master printer Cole Rogers and artist Todd Norsten collaborate on a new piece. Percussionist Martin Dosh experiments with electronics to sample and loop his tracks. Student actors from Saint Paul Central High School write, direct and perform in their own play. And the all volunteer Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #236
Children's Theatre Company + Adam Turman
Peter Rothstein directs The Children's Theatre Company's production of Annie. Known for his screen prints of pinups, cycling and cityscapes, Illustrator and Printmaker Adam Turman adds a new lake series to his body of work. Upright bass, lap steel guitar and vibraphone form the unique instrumental construct of The Neighborhood Trio.
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Episode #307
Mathew Lefebvre + Charanga Tropical
Costume and set designer Mathew LeFebvre creates nearly 200 new wardrobe changes refreshing Guthrie Theater's classic, A Christmas Carol. Gwen Hauser reveals stories within layers of paint, plaster, glaze and gold leaf. Writer Said Sallah Ahmed reads from his Somali-English bilingual children's picture book "The Lion's Share". Janet Lofquist discusses her public art installations. And salsa ensemble Charanga Tropical performs in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #407
Dougie Padilla + I Like You
Visual artist Dougie Padilla's work reflects his Norwegian-Mexican heritage and the ideals of the 1960s. Hand-carved wooden sculptures and moving parts come together in Cecilia Schiller's interactive automata. Native American bead artist Greg Bellanger is dedicated to keeping Native American craft alive, whether he's making art himself, or providing others with supplies through his Minneapolis store Northland Visions. And ukelele player Wendy O'Sunshyne leads the gypsy jazz-folk band i like you.
26 minutes long
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Episode #514
Carolyn Halliday and Atmosphere
Visual artist Carolyn Halliday pairs traditional fiber techniques with nontraditional materials to create her unique sculptures. Dancers from Carl Flink's Black Label Movement perform HIT, an intensely physical piece inspired by the chaos of cell movement. At First Avenue, Rapper Slug of Atmosphere talks about songwriting and Rhymesayers, the independent record label he helped develop.
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Episode #106
Maria Bamford, The New Standards + More
She grew up in Duluth, started doing stand-up in Minneapolis and now she's a comic and voice actor in L-A. Maria Bamford returns home to headline a show at The Acme Comedy Company. They are the old guard and The New Standards. Chan Poling, John Munson and Steve Roehm re-interpret pop, rock and classic songs... making them fresh and soulful.
26 minutes long
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Episode #235
Dan Wilson, Nancy Carlson + Joe Chvala
Grammy award-winner Dan Wilson reveals his songwriting process. Children's book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson encourages kids to use their imaginations. Duniya Drum + Dance builds community through West African percussion and dance performance. Director and Choreographer Joe Chvala defines percussive dance theater.
26 minutes long
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Episode #306
Terry Gydesen + Mason Jennings
Terry Gydesen's images tell personal stories of some of Minnesota's most prominent political figures and celebrities. Accordionista, chanteuse, and theater artist Simone Perrin performs aboard a gondola on the St. Croix River. Christopher Poor and his craftsmen at Arms and Armor handcraft historic replicas for museum, theater and private collections around the world. And folk singer-songwriter Mason Jennings performs in the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
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Episode #406
Anthony Caponi + Storyhill
Anthony Caponi, stone sculptor and retired chair of the Macalester College Art Department, developed the 60-acre Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in Eagan. Soprano Maria Jette performs "In Our Little Paradise" at The Lexington in Saint Paul. The digital work of internationally known graphic designer and typographer Michael Cina is often inspired by his paintings. Plus John Hermanson and Chris Cunningham of Storyhill perform in Saint Paul's Wabasha Street Caves.
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Episode #513
Minnesota Dance Theatre and Kevin Bowe
Lise Houlton carries on the legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. Art plays a crucial role in the healing process for patients and families at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The work of longtime singer, songwriter and music producer Kevin Bowe has appeared on double-platinum and Grammy Award-winning albums.
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Episode #105
Darin Back, MIa's Foot in The Door + More
Local rockers like Alison Scott look to Darin Back to take their publicity photos. It happens only once every ten years. At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, nearly 5 thousand Minnesota artists get their Foot in the Door. Minnesota's Latina Hip Hop starlet Maria Isa celebrates being a "Sota-Rican".
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Episode #234
Science Museum + Trampled By Turtles
The Science Museum of Minnesota preserves thousands of cultural treasures in its Ethnology Collections. Robayat performs music indigenous to Persia, Turkey and central Asia. Lars Martinson draws upon the fundamentals of East Asian calligraphy to create cartoons and graphic novels. Duluth Natives Trampled By Turtles perform at First Avenue.
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Episode #305
Myron Johnson + Romantica
Artistic Director and Choreographer Myron Johnson reflects on his prolific career in his solo show "Songs for a Swan". American Swedish Institute's traditional fiddle group, Spelmanslag, performs traditional folk music of R?ttvikarnas, Sweden. Painter Alex Kuno's characters are children exploring a dark fairytale world he calls "Tiny Town". And Folk-Americana band Romantica performs in Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #405
Mathew Lefebvre + All Eyes
Costume and set designer Mathew LeFebvre creates nearly 200 new wardrobe changes for The Guthrie Theater's classic "A Christmas Carol. " Petronella Ytsma's photography illuminates the multi-generational effects of Agent Orange and Dioxin used during the Vietnam War. Chholing Taha's paintings and shawls use Native American imagery to tell a universal story about humanity. And Alicia Wiley and her indie electronic band, All Eyes, perform.
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Episode #512
Children's Theatre Company and Julia Strand
The resident acting company of Children's Theatre Company, along with Artistic Director Peter Brosius, mentors young actors and inspires young audiences. Julia Strand breathes new life into books that would otherwise be discarded, creating intricate carvings of the content within the pages. Secret Stash Records maintains its groove-based sound, whether it's with a vinyl re-release, or new music like Sonny Knight and the Lakers.
26 minutes long
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Episode #104
Kao Kalia Yang + Ruggero Allifranchini
Her personal story is a winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards. Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir, The Late Home Comer. Ruggero Allifranchini is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster. He plays this violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1694. The artist who runs the online hub where thousands of fellow artists gather is Scott Stulen. The Bryan Nichols Quartet performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #233
Youth Performance Company + Willie Murphy
Youth Performance Company has been empowering young people through the arts since 1989. Minnesota Blues legend Willie Murphy performs.
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Episode #304
Charles + Seth Numrich + Monroe Crossing
"Twin Cities theater veteran Charles Numrich and his son, Broadway actor Seth Numrich, share stories of the stage. Ed Bok Lee's poem "Ode to Bruce Lee" examines race and culture through the martial arts icon. Woodcarver William Rowe sculpts large-scale pieces from tree trunks. Rebecca McDonald is the indie photographer known as B Fresh. And bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, named after the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, performs at the Maplewood Historical Society.
26 minutes long
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Episode #404
All Is Calm + Doomtree
Artistic Director Peter Rothstein created the musical theater production "All is Calm," the story of the 1914 Christmas truce during World War I. Indie rock band Communist Daughter performs "Northern Lights" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Franconia Sculpture Park's 2012 Artist in Residence, Bridget Beck, constructs interactive sculptures inspiring playfulness and nostalgia. And the hip hop collective Doomtree lights up the crowd with their song "Beacon" at Rock The Garden.
26 minutes long
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Episode #511
Rock The Garden 2013 Music Special
MN Original music special featuring electronic musician Dan Deacon, Duluth indie rockers Low, former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, indie rock quartet Silversun Pickups and electro-pop band Metric at Rock The Garden 2013, presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current.
26 minutes long
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Episode #103
Rhea Pappas, DEan Lucker + More
We're underwater with photographer Rhea Pappas, taking a close look at mechanical sculptures created by Dean Lucker and Ann Wood. And Minneapolis Hip Hop Artist P.O.S performs.
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Episode #232
David Rathman + Charmin Michelle
David Rathman's work with water color and ink features masculine subjects like sports, cars and cowboys. She has toured internationally for more than 25 years. Jazz vocalist Charmin Michelle performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #303
Zak Sally + Robert Robinson
Cartoonist Zak Sally writes, illustrates and publishes his own underground comics, including the series "Sammy the Mouse". The punk group Pink Mink performs in tpt's Studio A. Monica Reede layers etchings of everyday objects in plexi-glass to create her mixed-media sculptures. And Robert Robinson performs with the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir.
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Episode #403
Mark Balma + Soul Asylum
Italian-trained and world-renowned painter Mark Balma works with youth to create a fresco for the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, founders of TU Dance Center in Saint Paul, embrace the connective power of dance. Sculptor Liz Miller's colorful and repetitious installations demand closer inspection. Making Minnesota music history since the early 1980s, Soul Asylum, with front man Dave Pirner, performs at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
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Episode #510
Wayne Potratz and Run Westy Run
Fascinated by the tradition of metal casting, Wayne Potratz has made it his life's work to study and teach sculpture. Jan Estep's conceptual art pieces are embodied by the experiential approach she takes with her art. Minneapolis band Run Westy Run plays First Avenue after a 15-year hiatus.
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Episode #102
Mary Griep, Nachito Herrera + More
Visual Artist Mary Griep re-creates some of the world?s most sacred spaces in massive drawings done to scale. Photographer Evan Baden captures this generation basking in the glow of technology in glossy images. Nationally recognized choreographer Ananya Chatterjea reinterprets traditional movements into contemporary dance for the Ananya Dance Theatre. And Cuban pianist Nachito Herrera performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #231
Leon Hushcha + Caroline Smith
Painter Leon Hushcha challenges artists to create collaborative works for his Guest Art Series. And, Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps perform at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
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