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The Pop Shop celebrates the 45th anniversary of what Mojo called “the greatest record ever made”……the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. “The Man” limits us to just a few tracks from a single album, so we’ll present an alternate version of Pet Sounds, with original tracks, Brian Wilson solo renditions, and select covers. Plus, bubblegum pop and a preview of the new, soon-to-be-released CD by Little Man: Orbital Amusement.

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Stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring Northeast Minneapolis artists participating in Art-A-Whirl, which runs Fri-Sun, May 20-22.

1. Florence Hill
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Minneapolis-based Florence Hill has been a practicing artist for nearly 50 years, creating work in a variety of mediums. She is a frequent lecturer and painting demonstrator, and for 35 years has hosted a Sunday figure-drawing co-op in her Minneapolis studio.

2. Rabi Sanfo
Produced by Dixie Treichel
West African native Rabi Sanfo immigrated to Minneapolis in 2004. Since then, he’s used his welding background to create metal sculptures. As his artistic techniques have evolved over the years, the core theme of his work remains: to share the history and culture of his native Burkina Faso. Rabi Sanfo has received numerous art awards, and supports local organizations by donating his work special events. He lives and works in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

3. Amy Rice
Produced by Nancy Sartor
Mixed media artist Amy Rice uses relics from her grandparent’s Wisconsin dairy farm to tell visual stories. She also incorporates antique love letters, maps and atlases as a way to collaborate with the past. KFAI producer Nancy Sartor spoke to the artist about her influences, her process, and what she has planned for the future. For more about Amy Rice, visit amyrice.com

4. Nick Legeros & Michael Boyd
Produced by Nancy Sartor
Northeast artists Nick Legeros and Michael Boyd have been working individually in bronze and glass all their lives. But when a commission brought them together about a year ago, they began to collaborate in revolutionary ways. For more information about the artists, go to nikosculpture.com and minnesotaglassart.com. Produced for KFAI by Nancy Sartor.

5. Czeslaw’s Loop: The Final Opus
Produced by Cyn Collins
Czeslaw’s Loop is a large scale, three-day multi-media project produced and created by Permanent Art & Design Group, continuing the legacy of Creative Electric Studios’ ongoing Boat Project at mile marker 856.2 on the Mississippi River, behind the Sample Room restaurant. The 2011 project is based on the creative struggle of late 1960s electronic composer Czeslaw Janecki, whose final opus was never performed. An event composed an…d executed as a four-act opera spread over a three day period, Czeslaw’s Loop features a generational cross section of Minneapolis’ most influential figures in arts and music.

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Play list for this week.

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Root of All Evil Playlist 5/15/11 with Brian, Verne, John, Tim

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The Music Nerd Dance Party

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Bongusto and friends early, then drug bust music, followed by Hollywood Polynesia. Not bad, if I do say so myself. Gremlins in the studio be damned!

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