Sound is used to inform, entertain, communicate, and even heal. The ancient art of sound healing helps ease pain and stress, facilitates spiritual growth, and balances emotions. KFAI producer Katey DeCelle talked with therapist Frank DiCristina about his practice of sound healing.
“Minnesota wine” may sound like and oxymoron to some, but in the last few years the industry has grown from a handful of producers to more than 30 vineyards across the state. KFAI;s Katey DeCelle Visited St. Croix vineyards – an award-winning producer in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Harmon Clayton Killebrew spent more than 20 years as a professional baseball player—many for the Minnesota Twins. Second only to Bath Ruth in American League home runs, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Killebrew passed away from cancer on May 17, 2011. Fans, friends and family gathered at Target Field to remember the “the Killer,” who will be remembered as much for his kindness and humanity, as for his baseball prowess. Produced for KFAI by Katey DeCelle.
Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts in Minneapolis offers professional-level training, performances, and exhibits in multiple artistic disciplines for artists with a wide range of disabilities. Interact challenges existing stereotypes and recognizes the unique talents and vision of people who have long been marginalized. Regional and national performances and exhibitions by Interact artists showcase raw, honest voices that would otherwise not be seen or heard. This story was produced by Katey DeCelle for KFAI.
What started as an after-school poetry club, has evolved into a competitive youth poetry festival. On Saturday, May 7, a spoken word festival called Say Word! took place at the Minneapolis Central Library. The one-day event featured dance performances, open mics, workshops, and youth teams competing in a series of poetry slams, aimed at crowning the 2011 Say Word! champions. KFAI producer Katey DeCelle spoke to founders e.g. Bailey and Sha Cage about the event.
Twin Cities designer Raul Osorio learned how to sew at his parents’ textile school in Honduras. He spoke to KFAI producer Katey DeCelle about his creative inspiration, and what it’s like to prepare for his second Voltage: Fashion Amplified runway show.
Rachel Blomgren in one of 10 designers selected to show at Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2011–the Midwest’s premier spring fashion and rock show. Blomgren talked KFAI’s Katey DeCelle about how fabrics can have hidden meanings, and how textiles can tell stories.
Nontraditional holiday services are on the rise in Minnesota. This weekend the 7th annual winter solstice blessing will be celebrated in Minneapolis. But don’t expect Santa to make an appearance. Instead, look for an urban Shaman to lead hundreds of audience members in rhythmic drum rituals. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle has more.
Minneapolis’ Black Storytellers Alliance is a nonprofit organization made up of master storytellers, educators and community supporters who use African-based storytelling methods to reach their audience. They perform for all ages–pre-schoolers to seniors–and emphasize values such as honesty, friendship, love, integrity, manners and self-determination. Produced by Katey DeCelle.