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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
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 #604
Alexa Horochowski and Off-leash Area
Multidisciplinary artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environmental decline. Clarence Morgan's art reflects an interest in geometry and line, and is a departure from his classical training in figurative painting. Gabe Douglas from The 4ontheFloor performs "Toast to the Land of 10,000" at iconic Twin Cities locations. Contemporary performance company Off-Leash Area creates original performances in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.
26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Sat Aug 29th @ 4:30 pm

Episode #605
Revolver and Futurekave
Literary arts organization Revolver continues to push the envelope with their offbeat writing endeavors and avant-garde events. Although milliner Karen Morris uses the motto "simple is good" to guide her work, the making of her hats is anything but. Sarah Beth Ernhart's modern and unique portraits capture the personalities of her client's four-legged friends. Chuck Olsen and Taylor Carik created Futurekave--an interactive video-game-art-piece hybrid that bridges virtual and physical space.
26 minutes long
Episode #603
Katherine Turczan and Timotha Lanae
Known for her portrait work, photographer Katherine Turczan turns her attention toward landscapes with her project, "Line." Internationally known designer Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of colorful Chinese silks and other vibrant materials. Public artist Emily Stover's "General Delivery" is an interactive installation that encourages viewers to think about mail in a new way. A chart-topping soul singer/songwriter in the U.K., musician and theater artist Timotha Lanae still calls Minnesota home.
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 #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 #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.
26 minutes long
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Episode #616
Arts Partners
The Arts Partners lead the organizations that share the stages of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Bruce Coppock, The Schubert Club's Barry Kempton, the Minnesota Opera's Nina Archabal, and Ordway's Patricia Mitchell talk about the unique partnership formed to build the new Concert Hall, welcoming new audiences to an array of world-class performances.
26 minutes long
Episode #617
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The new Concert Hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is home to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. The SPCO's President Bruce Coppock, Senior Director of Artistic Planning and Second Violin Kyu Young-Kim, Concertmaster Steve Copes and others discuss their musician-led philosophy, artistic partners, education initiatives, affordable community concerts and the Liquid Music series curated by Kate Nordstrum.
26 minutes long
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Episode #504
Allen Downs and Mpr's Wits
"Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico" commemorated the 40th anniversary of Downs' art-based study abroad program. Lea Devon Sorrentino's conceptual installations push viewers to question consumerism and materialism in American culture. And preparations are underway for Wits, American Public Media's live comedy and music show recorded for public radio stations across the nation.
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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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 #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.
26 minutes long
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Episode #505
Joe Dowling and Andrew Moxom
Guthrie Theater's Artistic Director Joe Dowling has built a world-class center for theater arts and education. Alchemy and tradition are reflected in photographer Andrew Moxom?s timeless wet plate collodion portraits. Hip hop artist Brother Ali performs in tpt's studio.
26 minutes long
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Episode #429
David Bowen + Nicholas David
David Bowen's installations examine the contrast between natural and mechanical systems. Liza Sylvester paints detailed watercolor and ink abstracts that are informed by profound hearing loss, which began in childhood. Drury Brennan draws upon graffiti and Asian calligraphy in his large-scale typographical improvisations. A second generation artist, Stuart Loughridge's paintings and intaglio etchings are inspired by his international travels. Plus soulful singer/songwriter and finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Nicholas David performs "Monsters Sleep" at Mancini's Char House in Saint Paul.
26 minutes long
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Episode #329
The Moving Company + Rhythmic Circus
Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp from the Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune present The MovingCompany's first show. Twins Janani and Jeyani Narayan play Carnatic violin, a form of classical south Indian music. Fine art photographer Michael Crouser's work includes an ongoing series of timeless black and white images. And the high-energy percussive dance and musical ensemble Rhythmic Circus performs their song Circus.
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 #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.
26 minutes long
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Episode #606
Jeffrey Hatcher and Anton Armstrong + The St. Olaf
Playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen. Rich Reeder's Film In The City project teaches filmmaking to homeless youth through workshops and mentorships, culminating in a short film. The St. Olaf Choir, directed by Anton Armstrong, continues to honor their choral roots while branching out to perform contemporary works.
26 minutes long
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 #301
Chaka Mkali + Storyhill
Chaka Mkali educates youth through community mural projects. Duluth bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles performs at First Avenue. Painter Gregory Euclide uses brushes and collected trash to create different planes of reality. Josie Lewis builds three-dimensional worlds she calls "hypercollages". And the folk duo Storyhill performs in the Wabasha Street Caves.
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 #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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Episode #607
Sally Wingert and David Bowman
Known for her robust laugh and exuberance for the Twin Cities theater community, Sally Wingert has captivated audiences for over 30 years. MacPhail Center for Music brings classical musical education to diverse communities throughout the state. And in a search for the headwaters of Lake Superior, award-winning photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots.
26 minutes long
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 #302
Caitlin Karolczak + The Brass Messengers
Painter Caitlin Karolczak is inspired by vintage medical photos and deathbed portraits. Mike Breidenbach's piping career started as an undergraduate at Macalester College where he is now the Director of Piping. Fiber artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen creates wearable art and sculptures using tomatoes, matchsticks and human hair. Ceramicist Marko Fields employs relief printmaking techniques in his pottery. Over the years, gypsy brass band The Brass Messengers have added Dixie and Latin styles to their repertoire.
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 #517
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
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Episode #608
Gail Be and The Steele Family
Using innumerable vintage beads, artist Gail Be fashions intricate women's clothing, including a wedding gown with an 18.5 foot train. Home improvement projects were the impetus for Patrick Pryor's experimental painting techniques in his latest body of work. Siblings J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele have been entertaining audiences around the world for decades.
26 minutes long
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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 #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.
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 #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
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Episode #609
Michael Sweere and Gtcys
Mosaic artist Michael Sweere transforms discarded tins, tiles and plates into colorful works of art. Singer/songwriter Jayanthi Kyle performs "That's How the River Flows" on the sunny banks of the Mississippi River with guitarist Wes Burdine. A debut show at a local coffee shop first led Angel Sarkela-Suar and Andrew Saur to experiment with their unique medium of choice. And Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies provide rigorous orchestra experiences for young musicians.
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 #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 #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 #519
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
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Episode #610
The Jerome Foundation and Val Jenkins
The Jerome Foundation supports the creation, development and production of new works by emerging and established artists in Minnesota and NYC. In her abstract paintings, Valerie Jenkins uses color and shape to challenge what is real and what is an illusion. And the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program serves more than 60 Minnesota high schools through workshops and an annual award program.
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.
26 minutes long
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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 #245
Huge Improv Theater + The Mhs' 1968 Exhibit
HUGE Improv Theater demonstrates classic techniques of long form improvisation. Davina and the Vagabonds perform at the Dakota Jazz Club. As part of the Minnesota Historical Society's exhibit on the year 1968, a group of veterans assemble a replica of a Huey Helicopter.
26 minutes long
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Episode #520
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
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Episode #611
Jan Elftmann and Tall Paul
Jan Elftmann's penchant for collecting objects shines through in her playful, sculptural work and eye-catching art cars. Up-and-coming musicians perform at 318 Cafe's Open Mic in Excelsior. Chuck U's childhood dream of illustrating comic books morphed into a successful career as a painter and drawer. Born and raised in inner-city Minneapolis, Tall Paul connects to his Ojibwe heritage in his clever and poignant rap music.
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 #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 #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 #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 #604
Alexa Horochowski and Off-leash Area
Multidisciplinary artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environmental decline. Clarence Morgan's art reflects an interest in geometry and line, and is a departure from his classical training in figurative painting. Gabe Douglas from The 4ontheFloor performs "Toast to the Land of 10,000" at iconic Twin Cities locations. Contemporary performance company Off-Leash Area creates original performances in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.
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 #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.
26 minutes long
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Episode #517
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
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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.
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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.
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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 #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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 #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.
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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."
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Episode #603
Katherine Turczan and Timotha Lanae
Known for her portrait work, photographer Katherine Turczan turns her attention toward landscapes with her project, "Line." Internationally known designer Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of colorful Chinese silks and other vibrant materials. Public artist Emily Stover's "General Delivery" is an interactive installation that encourages viewers to think about mail in a new way. A chart-topping soul singer/songwriter in the U.K., musician and theater artist Timotha Lanae still calls Minnesota home.
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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.
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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 #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.
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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.
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Episode #602
MNo Celebrates Printmaking
MN Original celebrates printmaking with Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Lunalux letterpress studio, bookplate artist Serik Kulmeshkenov, multidisciplinary artist Amanda Lovelee and record label owner and printmaker Thomas Hazelmyer, aka HAZE XXL.
26 minutes long
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Episode #615
Christopher Atkins and Gadu Doushin
Christopher Atkins, MIA's Coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, curates contemporary work for the encyclopedic museum. Bookmaker Caitlin Warner created a unique way to distribute her work to the public with her "Unvending Machines." Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and librettist Dominick Argento is a founding member of the Minnesota Opera. And Gadu Doushin practices butoh, an avant-garde Japanese performance art that celebrates weakness and vulnerability.
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Episode #601
Shelli Ainsworth, Tucker Hollingsworth
Local writer and filmmaker Shelli Ainsworth premieres her first independent feature film, Stay Then Go. Painter Dan Bruggeman's work examines landscapes where humans have altered the natural environment for entertainment purposes. Tucker Hollingsworth challenges the expected with his conceptual photography, which is both technical and ethereal.
26 minutes long
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 #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.
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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.
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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.
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Episode #614
Matt Thompson and The 2015 State Fair Commemorativ
Matt Thompson has perfected the centuries-old craft of neon in his 30 years as a sign maker. The LEAV iPhone app allows people to unlock art experiences throughout the Twin Cities based on factors such as location and time of day. Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, shares accomplishments from its 40-year history. And Adam Turman creates the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art inspired by the Fair's beloved landmarks and attractions, old and new.
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Episode #520
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.
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Episode #505
Joe Dowling and Andrew Moxom
Guthrie Theater's Artistic Director Joe Dowling has built a world-class center for theater arts and education. Alchemy and tradition are reflected in photographer Andrew Moxom?s timeless wet plate collodion portraits. Hip hop artist Brother Ali performs in tpt's studio.
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Episode #230
MN Historical Society + The Honeydogs
The MN Historical Society's Collection of more than 6000 paintings, prints and drawings showcases the history of our state through its art. Sharra Frank creates a mosaic with thousands of pieces of hand-cut colored glass for Children's Hospital. Together since the early 90s, their soulful rock music continues to evolve. The Honeydogs perform.
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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."
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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.
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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
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Episode #519
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
Episode #504
Allen Downs and Mpr's Wits
"Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico" commemorated the 40th anniversary of Downs' art-based study abroad program. Lea Devon Sorrentino's conceptual installations push viewers to question consumerism and materialism in American culture. And preparations are underway for Wits, American Public Media's live comedy and music show recorded for public radio stations across the nation.
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Episode #229
Celebrate Minnesota Arts, Culture and History
Minnesota Original showcases arts, culture and history programming made possible by The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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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.
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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 #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.
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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.
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