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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 #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.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

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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

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Episode #320
Brady Kiernan + Bobby Vee
Brady Kiernan makes his feature film directorial debut with "Stuck Between Stations," a love story set in Minneapolis. Students from the Perpich Center Arts High School create a performance inspired by a Minnesota short story. Plus pop legend Bobby Vee talks about his storied career.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #202
David Goldes + Davina and The Vagabonds
David Goldes creates and then photographs striking still-lives of physical phenomena. Interact Center gives actors with disabilities the opportunity to express themselves creatively. And Davina and the Vagabonds perform at the Dakota jazz club.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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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".
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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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.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat Jan 3rd @ 4:30 pm

Episode #421
Kinji Akagawa + Southside Desire
Award-winning public artist and arts educator Kinji Akagawa shares the stories behind three of his sculptural constructions. Bill Cottman and his family pool together their talents in photography, poetry, storytelling and dance for a project called "Surface Tensions. " Bryan Holland's layered paintings are inspired by vintage billboards and graphic design. Influenced by vintage soul, R&B and disco, femme-fronted Southside Desire performs in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #321
Julie L'enfant + Communist Daughter
Art Historian Julie L'Enfant shares stories of Minnesota's pioneering women artists at the beginning of the 20th Century. Kent Aldrich brings old-world style to his contemporary print shop, the Nomadic Press. Inspired by science and nature, Karen Gustafson uses tiny hatch marks as the foundation for her intricate drawings. And Communist Daughter performs at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #203
Steven Epp, Brock Davis + Douglas Ewart
Long time Twin Cities' actor Steven Epp has mastered the art of farce and quick-change. Brock Davis is a mixed media artist whose recent project was to make something cool everyday for one year. And Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions perform.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Thu Jan 1st @ 7:00 pm

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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Greg Gossel and Cornbread Harris
Using a combination of screen-printing, collage and painting, Greg Gossel builds up his mixed-media pieces layer by layer. An artist in her own right, Laura Zabel has become a champion for the Twin Cities' artistic community in her work as Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts. Self-taught bluesman Samuel James "Cornbread" Harris Sr. reflects on a lifetime of playing piano gigs in the Twin Cities.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat Jan 10th @ 4:30 pm

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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #422
Paul Shambroom + Alison Scott
Internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom uses found images to explore themes of memory and loss. Poet Ed Bok Lee reads his poem "Ode to Bruce Lee" from his 2011 collection, "Whorled." Allen Brewer challenges ideas of perception, understanding and truth in a variety of mediums. And soulful singer/songwriter Alison Scott performs.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #322
MN Original Music Compilation
MN Original Music Compilation features some of our favorite musicians performing around town and in our tpt studio: bluegrass band Monroe Crossing performs at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood; salsa ensemble Charanga Tropical plays tpt's Studio A; hip hop royalty Heiruspecs groove atop the Jonathan Padelford riverboat in Saint Paul; season 10 American Idol competitor Sophia Shorai stops by tpt's Studio A; gospel vocalist Robert Robinson sings at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis; folk duo Storyhill performs in the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul; and alternative punk rockers The Suburbs play a tribute concert for the late Bruce Allen at First Avenue.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #204
Scott Lloyd Anderson + Alison Scott
Scott Lloyd Anderson is a plein air painter, known for his suburban scenes and powerful images of the 35W bridge collapse. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Cellist Josh Koestenbaum works hard to keep his body and his instrument in tune. Soulful singer songwriter Alison Scott performs at the Dakota Jazz Club.
26 minutes long
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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 #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
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Jan 11th @ 1:00 pm

Episode #518
Tish Jones and Chris Mars
Tish Jones' passion for language is evident in her poetry and in her work as a community organizer and educator. Tattoo artist Kurt Melancon works in a variety of other mediums including oil paint, scratch board, metal and wood. Chris Mars, former drummer for iconic Minneapolis rock band The Replacements, eventually left the music scene to pursue a career in visual arts.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat Jan 17th @ 4:30 pm

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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #323
Kristen Lowe + Mason Jennings
Kristen Lowe, an Assistant Professor in Art and Art History at Gustavus, tells stories with shared pictorials in charcoal and film. Painter Michael Birawer captures iconic landmarks in his 3-dimensional artwork. Michael Thomsen creates intricate sculptures out of found objects, his own paintings and discarded antiques. Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings performs at the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #205
Craig David + No Bird Sing
Public Artist Craig David created murals for the new Twins stadium. His latest installation is a nine-ton sculpture at the U of M. Pulling hair, strand by strand, is an art form for Guthrie Theater Wig Master Ivy Loughborough. And the Hip Hop Artists of No Bird Sing perform.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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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.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Phil Daniel and Adam Levy
Phil Daniel's stained glass art mixes innovative techniques with centuries-old practices, resulting in modern works that are built to last. Inspired by and fascinated by nature, Moira Bateman abandoned a career in landscape architecture to pursue mixed-media art full time. Longtime Twin Cities musician Adam Levy's recent solo work reflects losing his young adult son, Daniel, to mental illness.
26 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sat Jan 24th @ 4:30 pm

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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #424
Amy Baur and Brian Boldon + Greycoats
Public artists Amy Baur and Brian Boldon incorporate digital images, glass and tile in their large-scale installations. Painter Gary Welton's study of movement is inspired by early stop motion photography. Fawzia Khan's former career as an OB/GYN and her experience as an immigrant give rise to her thoughtful sculptures and installations. Plus, literature and mythology influences the atmospheric music by the Anglo-rock quartet Greycoats.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #324
Wang Ping + Socaholix
Author Wang Ping's Kinship of Rivers project celebrates the universal experience of lives lived along the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers. Renowned male vocal ensemble Cantus combines both classical and contemporary chamber music in their performance of Simple Gifts. Emily Gray Koehler uses collographs to add dimension to her reduction woodblock prints. Award-winning animator Tom Schroeder has been creating and directing films since 1990. Plus soul calypso band Socaholix performs in Studio A.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #206
Kate Dicamillo + The Jayhawks
Newbery award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo shares her thoughts about childhood and what inspires her to write. Visual Artist Frank Big Bear tells stories with unusual shapes and a vivid palette. The Jayhawks perform at First Avenue to celebrate the re-release of their first album after 25 years.
26 minutes long
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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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Shana Kaplow and Haley Bonar
Visual artist Shana Kaplow contrasts stark, photo-real depictions with abstract, disjointed panels to explore the notion of identity. Self-taught jeweler Gallen Benson has earned an international reputation with his intricate cloisonn? work. Jim Sannerud's turned wooden bowls are distinct in their oblong shapes, hand-carved details and vibrant milk paint finishes. Musician Haley Bonar performs on tpt's music series, The Lowertown Line.
26 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

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Sat Jan 31st @ 4:30 pm

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 #425
Denise Prosek + Grant Hart
Theater Latte Da's music director, Denise Prosek, explores the human condition through musical theater. Kurt Seaberg creates atmospheric Minnesota landscapes in his lithographs. Jim Denomie's paintings are recognized for their vibrant colors and representation of sensitive, historical issues. Sculptor and mixed-media artist Kristina Estell challenges viewers to question their understanding of nature and landscapes. And original member of the legendary local rock band Husker Du Grant Hart performs "So Far From Heaven" in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #325
Andre Salvadore + Astronautalis
Black Label Movement's Artistic Director Carl Flink collaborates with biomedical engineer David Odde in The Moving Cell Project. Painter Andr? Salvadore finds inspiration for his work in childhood memories of coming to America as an Italian immigrant. Laura Hallen arranges unusual materials like tutus and painted marshmallows into plexiglas box casings to create her mixed-media sculptures. Plus, indie rapper Astronautalis performs The River, The Woods.
26 minutes long
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Episode #207
Beatrix Jar + Mandragora Tango
Bianca Pettis and Jacob Aaron Roske are the sonic explorers Beatrix Jar, bending circuits of discarded toys to make music. John Largaespada manipulates photographs to create composite images, interpreting scenes from classic literature. And dedicated to preserving this genre of music, Mandragora Tango performs.
26 minutes long
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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 #426
Graywolf Press + Spencer Wirth-davis
Poet Dobby Gibson releases a new book of poetry with Graywolf Press, one of the nation's leading nonprofit publishers. Founder and Artistic Director Susana Di Palma introduces the American-Spanish dance company and school Zorongo Flamenco. Gary Moss' love of Minnesota and the outdoors comes through in his photorealistic landscape and wildlife paintings. And Spencer "Big Cats" Wirth-Davis honors the memory of his mother with his instrumental hip hop and R+B album.
26 minutes long
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Episode #326
Vocalessence + Fdeluxe
Artistic Director Philip Brunelle founded the internationally acclaimed choral music ensemble VocalEssence in 1969. Figurative Painter Luke Hillestad, whose work is reminiscent of Italian masters, uses live models for his subjects. Composer Mary Ellen Childs incorporated clapping games and baseball coaching signals in the body percussion piece, Sight of Hand. And fDELUXE performs their funky single Gaslight at the Loring Theater.
26 minutes long
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Episode #208
Keri Pickett + Roma Di Luna
Keri Pickett connects with her subjects, capturing the essence of tradition and culture and in her photographs. 15 year-old violin prodigy Sedra Bistodeau studies with renowned musician, Sally O'Reilly. The ethereal blue grass and gospel inspired group, Roma di Luna performs.
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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Airs Sunday February 8th
26 minutes long
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Episode #427
Jon Reischl + Phil Mattson
Jon Reischl portrays the act of remembering in his vintage-hued paintings. Using the centuries-old art of stone lithography, Faye Passow gives her eclectic drawings rich texture and complex gradation. Expressionist Bettye Olson's career spans more than 60 years and is represented in permanent collections locally and internationally. Illustrator and collage artist Colin Johnson painstakingly assembles elements for his mixed-media work. And pianist, conductor and educator Phil Mattson is recognized as one of the top vocal jazz arrangers in the country.
26 minutes long
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Episode #327
Theatre in The Round + Alpha Consumer
Theatre in the Round Players, with its community of volunteers, has been presenting work on an arena stage since 1952. More than one hundred pieces of correspondence from many of history's most notable composers make up The Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection at The Schubert Club. Installation artist Harriet Bart transforms words and everyday objects into sculptural expressions of memory. And Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and J.T. Bates of Alpha Consumer perform.
26 minutes long
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Episode #209
Circus Juventas + The Pines
National Endowment for the Arts fellow and dance journalist Lightsey Darst recently published her first book of poetry and is now writing new work. Young people soar at Circus Juventas, the performing arts circus school in Saint Paul. And The Pines perform.
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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Airs Sunday February 15th
26 minutes long
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Episode #428
Dan Corrigan + Greg Grease
Dan Corrigan shares stories about his photographs from the legendary nightclub First Avenue. Wil Natzel uses his formal training in architecture to design and create installations that challenge the expected use of a space. Eleanor McGough mimics the effects of weather in her large-scale paintings. And City Pages? 2013 Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Greg Grease, performs.
26 minutes long
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Episode #328
Frank Gaard + Orkestar Bez Ime
Frank Gaard has painted provocative and political themes since the 1960s. Creative nonfiction writer Barry Borich reads an excerpt from her book Apocalypse Darling. Amy Toscani's fanciful sculptures are reminiscent of arts and craft projects of childhood. Bulgarian for "orchestra without a name," Orkestar Bez Ime performs in the southeastern European tradition.
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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.
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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...
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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 #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 #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
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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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