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Minnesota Arts, Culture and History | Arts

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

PLAY | 14:19

The Last Flapper is a one-woman play co-produced by Visions Theatre and Long Lake Theater that retrospects the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper shines a spotlight on Zelda's personal experiences of creative genius, repression and passionate pursuit of life.

Giving NW Minnesota Students a “COMPAS”

Giving NW Minnesota Students a “COMPAS”

Elwyn Ruud of Karlstad, MN is a retired teacher who hasn’t stopped teaching. After working 30-plus years in the Roseau, MN public school system, Elwyn has immersed herself in the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) as a board member, who leads the effort to secure artists in residency for Northwest Minnesota students through a program called COMPAS.

PLAY | 08:50
Area Voices: Enger Grove Artisanal Woodworks

Area Voices: Enger Grove Artisanal Woodworks

John and Emily Enger own and operate Enger Grove, a predominantly online artisanal shop where customers can find a variety of handcrafted wood items including footstools, cutting boards, butcher block islands, furniture and even outdoor structures. John creates the goods while Emily handles promoting his functional works of art via the online aspects of their business. They stopped by the morning show recently to chat about how their endeavor has grown from a jewelry box that was John’s first woodworking gift to Emily to what is now Enger Grove.

PLAY | 12:59
The Art of Getting Organized: Tammy Schotzko, Professional Organizer

The Art of Getting Organized: Tammy Schotzko, Professional Organizer

Professional organizer Tammy Schotzko is in the business of helping people get a handle on their messes. She stopped by the morning show to talk about how people can begin to get organized and how to maintain the new order in a home or office.

PLAY | 13:56
Artist Interview: Vern Northrup

Artist Interview: Vern Northrup

Vern Northrup is a member of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His newest photography exhibit is on display at the Watermark Art Center now thru February and is called Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth. It’s a photo series documenting Northrup’s observations of the natural world around him thru the lens of his cell phone. In this Area Voices segment, he discusses his new show, how fire is used to enhance the blueberry crop, and what projects are on his horizon.

PLAY | 10:49
Dan Israel

Dan Israel

This Twin Cities singer/songwriter recently released his 15th album, Social Media Anxiety Disorder. We found out more when he joined us in the studio on October 10; he has a show the same night at Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth’s Lincoln Park.

PLAY | 23:16
Sing! A Women’s Chorus

Sing! A Women’s Chorus

Mags David formed this women’s chorus in 1999 with a small group of beginners learning how to sing. The group has since expanded to 30-plus members, have released an EP, and have performed steadily including at several Homegrown Music Festivals. The group’s repertoire is a mix of traditional songs from the U.S., Europe, and West Africa as well as David’s originals and includes a playful mashup of Al Sparhawk of Low’s “Don’t Drop the Baby” and Jean Ritchie’s “What’ll I Do With the Baby-o?” This year, after 20 years, David has decided to bring the chorus to an end; their last few shows include an appearance at Petefest at Beaner’s Central on Thursday, June 6 and a final performance on Saturday, June 8 at UMD’s Weber Music Hall.

PLAY | 23:08
Life Parade

Life Parade

Life Parade is the brainchild of Cameron Mathews, who recorded the project’s pop-rock debut album, Suburban Life, by himself. When the album started getting some local airplay and positive reviews here. Mathews put together a band for live performances. We found out more about Duluth’s latest came-out-of-nowhere musical sensation when Mathews and company joined us in the studio on September 25.

PLAY | 30:39
MN Reads: “Picnic in Venice” by Konnie Ellis

MN Reads: “Picnic in Venice” by Konnie Ellis

The protagonist in Konnie Ellis’s book Picnic in Venice “finds her way in the world through art.”

PLAY | 13:33
MN Reads: “Kotimaa: Homeland” by Mark Munger

MN Reads: “Kotimaa: Homeland” by Mark Munger

Our guest this morning is Mark Munger, and he’s written the final chapter in his Finnish American trilogy, Kotimaa: Homeland.

PLAY | 10:42
MN Reads: “Christmas in Minnesota” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan

MN Reads: “Christmas in Minnesota” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan

“An embarassment of riches.”

That’s what retired MNHS Press editor Marilyn Ziebarth and exhibit curator Brian Horrigan had to wade through when they concieved of a book to tell the stories of Christmas in Minnesota through a variety of voices: old, new, men, women, contemporary and pre-statehood, funny, sad, poignant and more.

“Christmas in Minnesota,” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan, is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

PLAY | 11:56

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