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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 #512
Airs Sunday April 20th
26 minutes long
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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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #214
Alec Soth + The Suicide Commandos
Photographer Alec Soth's first US survey of his compelling images premieres at Walker Art Center. Bounxou Duoheuang, originally from Laos, preserves her culture's traditional art of weaving. In the late nineteen seventies, the Twin Cities' first Punk Rockers were also among the first on the on the national scene. The Suicide Commandos perform.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Airs Sunday April 27th
26 minutes long
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 #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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #215
Ali Selim, Wendy Knox + Charles Lazarus
Director Ali Selim talks about his award-winning debut feature film, Sweet Land, set in Minnesota. Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk is a project created by one of Saint Paul's Public Artists in Residence Marcus Young and friends. A longtime member of the Minnesota Orchestra, Trumpeter/Composer Charles Lazarus performs with his ensemble.
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Airs Sunday May 4th
26 minutes long
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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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 #216
Terry Gydesen + "spider" John Koerner
Terry Gydesen's photographic images tell the personal stories of some of Minnesota's most recognizable political figures and celebrities. Two-time champion of the Minnesota Grand Poetry Slam, spoken word artist Bao Phi performs. And masters of old blues inspired folk legend "Spider" John Koerner.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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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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Airs Sunday May 11th
26 minutes long
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #217
Cy Thao + Sophia Shorai
A community activist and a Representative in the Minnesota State Legislature, Cy Thao takes us through his epic series of 50 paintings, documenting The Hmong Migration. Jack Pavlik makes moving sound sculptures with flexible steel, handmade parts and motors. She was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Minneapolis. Jazz Singer Sophia Shorai performs.
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Airs Sunday May 18th
26 minutes long
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #218
Carolyn Swiszcz + John Gorka
Deserted strip malls and other neighborhood icons are subjects in Carolyn Swiszcz's paintings and videos. In his first memoir, Fiction Writer Alexs Pate anticipates reconnecting with his estranged son. And Red House Records' Folk Singer + Songwriter John Gorka performs.
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #503
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
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 Channel 2.1

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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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #219
Cartoonist Zak Sally, Funk Rocker Mayda + More
Cartoonist Zak Sally writes, illustrates and publishes his own underground comics. The MCAD professor's latest series is "Sammy the Mouse". As the Weisman Art Museum closes to complete its expansion project, Registrar Laura Muessig ensures precious works of art remain protected. Korean-American musician Mayda performs a blend of funk and r and b.
26 minutes long
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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
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Episode #508
Kevin Kling and Red House Records
Acclaimed author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling collaborates with some of Minnesota's most talented performers. Painter Eddie Hamilton's "Shadows Project" brings awareness to the challenges disabled people face when interacting with their communities. Folk record label Red House Records has been representing local and national artists since the early 1980s.
26 minutes long
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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Mon Jun 2nd @ 7:00 pm

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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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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Tue Jun 3rd @ 7:00 pm

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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
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Episode #220
Ta-coumba Aiken + Nirmala Rajasekar
Painter and public artist Ta-coumba Aiken's work is inspired by African masks and dance. Multi media artist Laura Hallen's process involves arranging marshmallows and tu-tus under plexi-glass. And world renowned South Indian Classical musician Nirmala Rajasekar performs with her ensemble. These artists and more.
26 minutes long
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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Thu Jun 5th @ 7:00 pm

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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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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Fri Jun 6th @ 7:00 pm

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Episode #509
Sun Mee Chomet and Paul Metzger
Actress and playwright Sun Mee Chomet searches for her identity both onstage and off. Kurt Seaberg depicts the indigenous Sami people of Northern Europe in his intricate drawings. The Walker Art Center's 2013 Artist-Designed Mini Golf commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Instrumental alchemist Paul Metzger improvises on his modified 23-string banjo.
26 minutes long
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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Mon Jun 9th @ 7:00 pm

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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
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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Tue Jun 10th @ 7:00 pm

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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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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Wed Jun 11th @ 7:00 pm

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Episode #221
Michael Kareken + Rogue Valley
Painter Michael Kareken finds beauty in the organic chaos of discarded paper, bottles and junked cars. Tiny prints of invertebrates bound on tiny pages are part of "Small Orders", the latest collection of work by Book Artist Jody Williams. Rogue Valley performs "Red River of the North" from their first in a series of 4 albums celebrating the changing seasons.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt MN Channel 2.2

Thu Jun 12th @ 7:00 pm

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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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Fri Jun 13th @ 7:00 pm

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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

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 #213
Celebrate The Art of Craft
We celebrate the art of craft with encore presentations of some of Minnesota's favorite artists. Warren Mackenzie shapes clay into simple, functional pieces in his Stillwater studio. Metal Sculptor Heather Doyle finds inspiration in this machinery shop. Virgil Leih turns 2 thousand pound tree trunks into works of art.
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 #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 #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
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 #212
Wing Young Huie + Tom Nechville's Banjos
Photographer Wing Young Huie celebrates a University Avenue neighborhood with hundreds of images in his public art installation. Tom Nechville's custom banjos are designed to improve tone and projection using fewer parts than traditional models and jazz singer Christine Rosholt performs.
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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Wed Apr 9th @ 7:00 am

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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 #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.
26 minutes long
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
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #211
Michael Sommers + The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
We explore Michael Sommers' work as Artistic Director of Open Eye Theatre. Kinetic sculptor and jewelry maker Danny Saathoff deliberately chooses each component for its function in his finished pieces and The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet performs. These artists and more.
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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Episode #509
Sun Mee Chomet and Paul Metzger
Actress and playwright Sun Mee Chomet searches for her identity both onstage and off. Kurt Seaberg depicts the indigenous Sami people of Northern Europe in his intricate drawings. The Walker Art Center's 2013 Artist-Designed Mini Golf commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Instrumental alchemist Paul Metzger improvises on his modified 23-string banjo.
26 minutes long
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 #210
Calpurnia Peach + Debbie Duncan
Calpurnia Peach is the fashion label run by local textile designers Ashley Wokasch and Luci Kandler, known for its colorful, original screen-prints. Jason Gerling plays the drums on a specialized kit he invented. She's often called the Twin Cities' First Lady of Song. Jazz singer Debbie Duncan 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.
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Episode #508
Kevin Kling and Red House Records
Acclaimed author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling collaborates with some of Minnesota's most talented performers. Painter Eddie Hamilton's "Shadows Project" brings awareness to the challenges disabled people face when interacting with their communities. Folk record label Red House Records has been representing local and national artists since the early 1980s.
26 minutes long
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.
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Episode #502
Previously aired Thursday March 20th
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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'".
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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 #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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 #507
Maria Jette and Brave New Workshop
Soprano Maria Jette performs in every style, from early music with full orchestras to singing on ?A Prairie Home Companion.? Brian Hart? s innovative technique of ?light drawing? results in unique images that are part photograph, part drawing. The Brave New Workshop has been performing satire, original sketch comedy and improv longer than any theater in the country.
26 minutes long
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.
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Episode #506
The Okee Dokee Brothers and B-boy J-sun
Grammy Award-winning children's band The Okee Dokee Brothers writes bluegrass and folk songs that the whole family can enjoy. Muralist and mosaic artist Greta McLain uses her public artwork to bring communities together. B-Boy J-Sun is committed to teaching younger generations both the cultural history of, and the techniques behind, hip hop dancing.
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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.
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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.
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