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Tuesday, September 13th, Write On Radio:writeonradio talks with the Baroness Ruth Rendell about her new novel, The Vault. Rendell, whom Time magazine called “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” is considered one of the greatest crime fiction writers ever. Her remarkable career has spanned more than 40 years.

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Great radio isn’t just produced by seasoned veterans. Many stations, including KFAI, have youth radio programs featuring the work of high school students. On Wednesday’s Listening Lounge:listeninglounge (August 24 at 6:30 p.m.), you’ll hear Someone To Tuck Me In, by Raymond Henderson of New York City. Raymond tells the story of living with foster parents after suffering from abuse.

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Write on Radio’s Tuesday, August 16th show is devoted to the legacy of Roy McBride, a bodhisattva and bardic poet who brought diverse communities of writers in the Twin Cities and beyond together over a career that spanned more than four decades.

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I don’t think the world needs another memoir. Those are the words writer Irving Brecher told Hank Rosenfeld when he suggested the pair write a book about Brecher’s life. It’s one of my favorite quotes from this charming documentary. Brecher was the only person to write two Marx Brothers movies alone. All the others were written by committee. Rosenfeld loves comedies and is also a writer.

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The Twin Cities has had a vibrant music scene for decades, but in the early to mid-1970s there was almost no original music being performed.

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n 1966, a young marine took a reel-to reel tape recorder with him into the Vietnam War. For two months, until he was killed in action, Michael Baronowski made tapes of his friends, of life in fighting holes, of combat. 34 years later, his comrade Tim Duffie brought Baronowski’s three-inch reels to Lost & Found Sound.

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Wednesday, April 27, MinneCulture presents music and conversation with experimental band, Eclectic Ensemble, from 7:30-8pm.

Meet Tim Donahue, Charlie Hendrickson and John Vance—members of the Eclectic Ensemble.

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If you fidget in movies, bored by two-dimensional images, maybe you’re ready for something now. Perhaps something like A Machine To See With, an interactive cinema experience created by the British group Blast Theory. Produced by Todd Melby. A Machine To See With is in Minneapolis from April 15-19, 2011.

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It was called the Tower. It didn’t need another name. The Foshay Tower, at its founding in 1929 and for nearly a half a century, reigned as the tallest building in Minneapolis. Though the Tower sank into a period of gentle neglect, it was revitalized in 2008 as the upscale W. Hotel-Minneapolis. The same cannot be said for the Tower’s builder, Wilbur B.

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