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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.

Area Voices: Fiddler and Step Dancer Carrie Dlutkowski

Area Voices: Fiddler and Step Dancer Carrie Dlutkowski

Carrie Dlutkowski is passionate about fiddle music – particularly the Scottich, French-Canadian and Metis styles which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Dlutowski is spending time at area schools this week sharing her talents of fiddling as well as step dancing. This Friday and Saturday she will conduct fiddle and step dancing workshops at Headwaters School of Music and Arts that focus on the Scottish, French and Metis traditions. She’ll lead a step dancing workshop Sunday afternoon. Saturday evening, Carrie will be joined by Brian Miller and Norah Rendell as the three of them perform a special evening of music celebrating Canadian music traditions and songs of the north woods.

PLAY | 11:56
Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island Art Exhibit

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island Art Exhibit

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States – jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families.

We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.

PLAY | 13:27
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women – A Tragedy

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women – A Tragedy

Shalese (Shu-leese) Snowden of Warroad, MN – a student at a Wisconsin college majoring in Indigenous Studies and Legal Studies – discusses her undergraduate research, which is focused on missing and murdered indigenous women. The current NWMAC art exhibit at Northland Community & Technical College – Thief River Falls campus – is based on domestic violence and missing and murdered indigenous women.

PLAY | 11:00
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

The RCP team (in partnership with The Wake Magazine) looks into what it means to have a safe campus. Who does the UMPD protect? What’s up with that rabid bat? All this and more. 1:05 – Asking the Freshmen by Zoe Challenger, 7:46 – Cops on Campus by Tosin Faseemo, 14:24 – The U’s Safety Bubble by Nathan Fervoy, 25:56 – Homelessness in the Twin Cities by Ben Halom Pick up an issue of the Wake Magazine for more.

PLAY | 34:07
MN Reads: “Ruby & Roland” by Faith Sullivan

MN Reads: “Ruby & Roland” by Faith Sullivan

Authors aren’t performers like actors or musicians, but they seem to get roped into public appearances to read their work pretty regularly.

PLAY | 11:31
MN Reads: “Urban Legends From Space” by Bob King

MN Reads: “Urban Legends From Space” by Bob King

It’s true: in space, no one can hear you scream.

PLAY | 20:40
MN Reads: “Jack and the Ghost” by Chan Poling and illustrated by Lucy Michell

MN Reads: “Jack and the Ghost” by Chan Poling and illustrated by Lucy Michell

You might expect the partnership of Chan Poling (The Suburbs, The New Standards) and Lucy Michell (Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles) to produce a musical – or at least an album.

PLAY | 10:35
MN Reads: “My Mighty Journey” by John Coy and illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec

MN Reads: “My Mighty Journey” by John Coy and illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec

Author John Coy thinks it’s pretty cool that there’s only one waterfall on the Mississippi, and that it actually moved 15 miles upstream several thousand years ago.

PLAY | 08:30
MN Reads: “What God is Honored Here?” edited by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang

MN Reads: “What God is Honored Here?” edited by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang

There’s only one way people arrive here on this planet, observed an contributor to the book of What God is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color, Sun Yung Shin.

PLAY | 15:43
Elevated Art in the Far North!

Elevated Art in the Far North!

Teens in Thief River Falls, MN are being “elevated” through art, thanks to a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC). Thief River Falls residents Mary Sieckert and Kelsey Brateng enthusiastically share details!

PLAY | 08:44

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