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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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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
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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 #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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Sat Mar 21st @ 4:30 pm

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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Sat Mar 28th @ 4:30 pm

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 #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 #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 #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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Airs Sunday March 29th
26 minutes long
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Sat Apr 4th @ 4:30 pm

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 #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
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Episode #104
Kao Kalia Yang + Ruggero Allifranchini
Her personal story is a winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards. Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir, The Late Home Comer. Ruggero Allifranchini is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster. He plays this violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1694. The artist who runs the online hub where thousands of fellow artists gather is Scott Stulen. The Bryan Nichols Quartet performs.
26 minutes long
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Airs Sunday April 5th
26 minutes long
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Sat Apr 11th @ 4:30 pm

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
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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
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Episode #306
Terry Gydesen + Mason Jennings
Terry Gydesen's images tell personal stories of some of Minnesota's most prominent political figures and celebrities. Accordionista, chanteuse, and theater artist Simone Perrin performs aboard a gondola on the St. Croix River. Christopher Poor and his craftsmen at Arms and Armor handcraft historic replicas for museum, theater and private collections around the world. And folk singer-songwriter Mason Jennings performs in the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
26 minutes long
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Episode #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 #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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Airs Sunday April 12th
26 minutes long
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Sat Apr 18th @ 4:30 pm

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 #407
Dougie Padilla + I Like You
Visual artist Dougie Padilla's work reflects his Norwegian-Mexican heritage and the ideals of the 1960s. Hand-carved wooden sculptures and moving parts come together in Cecilia Schiller's interactive automata. Native American bead artist Greg Bellanger is dedicated to keeping Native American craft alive, whether he's making art himself, or providing others with supplies through his Minneapolis store Northland Visions. And ukelele player Wendy O'Sunshyne leads the gypsy jazz-folk band i like you.
26 minutes long
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Episode #307
Mathew Lefebvre + Charanga Tropical
Costume and set designer Mathew LeFebvre creates nearly 200 new wardrobe changes refreshing Guthrie Theater's classic, A Christmas Carol. Gwen Hauser reveals stories within layers of paint, plaster, glaze and gold leaf. Writer Said Sallah Ahmed reads from his Somali-English bilingual children's picture book "The Lion's Share". Janet Lofquist discusses her public art installations. And salsa ensemble Charanga Tropical performs in tpt's Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #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 #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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Airs Sunday April 19th
26 minutes long
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Sat Apr 25th @ 4:30 pm

Episode #408
Stuart Pimsler + Malamanya
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater is known for integrating vocals with modern dance and for its commitment to community outreach. Environmental encroachment and global warming are themes in Andrea Martin's hand cut paper art. Michael Berglund turned a childhood love of dinosaurs into a career creating lifelike, to-scale dinosaur models for museums and collectors. Combining the traditional rhythms and melodies of salsa, samba and Afro-Cuban son, Malamanya performs "Fijate Bien" in Studio A.
26 minutes long
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Episode #308
Peter Rothstein + Harriet Bart
Peter Rothstein is an acclaimed director of theater, musical theater and opera who evolves with each collaboration. Co-founders of the Minnesota Spoken Word Association, husband and wife duo E.G. Bailey and Sh? Cage, work together as performers and teachers of spoken word poetry. Installation artist Harriet Bart transforms words and everyday objects into sculptural expressions of memory. The eclectic folk group Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles perform.
26 minutes long
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Episode #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 #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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Airs Sunday April 26th
26 minutes long
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Sat May 2nd @ 4:30 pm

Episode #409
Joann Verburg + Rhythmic Circus
JoAnn Verburg is an internationally known photographer whose large-scale work deals with concepts of time and perspective. Inspired by his experience as an immigrant, Chilean-born Alonso Sierralta combines natural and man-made materials in his sculptures. Four percussive dancers backed by a seven-piece band, Rhythmic Circus explores musical genres like Minneapolis funk, beat box and salsa.
26 minutes long
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Episode #309
Funk Band Fdeluxe Performs
Funk is redefined as fDELUXE. In 1984, Prince formed The Family. Now, four of its original members are together again writing, recording and touring as fDELUXE. St. Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson perform on this special edition of Minnesota Original.
26 minutes long
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Episode #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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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
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Fri May 1st @ 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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Sat Feb 28th @ 4:30 pm

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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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
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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 #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 #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
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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
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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
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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
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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
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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 #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.
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