Arts & Culture

Kristina and Juan Parra speak of extinct Spanish chickens, mating peacocks, and foreign flamenco students, surrounded by music of Jerezanas past and present.

Hosts: Dixie Treichel and John Townsend
Guests: Scott Breyfogle, Mitch Marks, Cat Brindisi, Philip Bither, Keith “Margie” Pederson, Ryan Coit, Donovan Harmel

Quatrefoil Library moves to Spirit On Lake LGBT Senior Housing Complex; Theater Latte Da co-produces Aida by Elton John & Tim Rice; Out There 25 at Walker Art Center; Face Off HIV book & multi-media project; Out Twin Cities Film Fest Monthly Movie Nights

Tony Wentersdorf plays excerpts from his new CD “Seasons of Joy.”

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event, “A North Shore Christmas Karol.” Part II
Britt Aamodt: Writer, Director, Producer

This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in two parts is the familiar story has been modernized and set in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region. Gather ‘round the radio for a special Yuletide tale sure to warm your spirits for the holidays.

First aired on MinneCulture, December 20, 2010

NIGHTS OF EDITH PIAF
France’s greatest musicians and composers recall their nights with the “the Little Sparrow.” Produced by The Kitchen Sisters.

La mayoria de la programa es en espanol; a wide panorama of Latinamerican music on today’s show. During the last 20 mins. Global Beat shares a tribute to the music of Ravi Shankar.

A little bit of everything tonight: new dubs from the likes of Mighty Dub Katz, Bandulu Dub, and MakaRon; a Bost & Bim ska remix of Adele; a bit of Christmas in a reggae stylee; and a tribute to the late Ravi Shankar. More new dubs/remixes tonight from Tokyo Tower, Gilles Peterson, and Ticklah. And still more new music from Dubtonic Kru, Anuhea & Tarrus Riley, Dread Daze, Sammy Gold, Joseph’s Bones (Jason Levis), Super Hi-Fi, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, The Breadwinners, Felipe Lopez, and David Powell.

We speak with Anna Dewdney, who writes the beloved Llama Llama series of children's books, the newest being Llama Llama Time to Share. There are over 4.8 million Llama books in print, which speaks to how highly regarded this series has become.

We also speak with humorist Dan Gutman, who chats about writing for children who would rather not read at all. He has written dozens of books for children, including the My Weird School chapter book series.

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