Arts & Culture

Germaine Gemberling Live at Lee’s

Germaine Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul. She began studying music a child, and grew up on in the midst of the indie-rock explosion that brought us the Replacements, Husker Du, Jayhawks and Soul Asylum. She fronted her first band at 17—the all-girl punk band SMUT—who signed to Spanish Fly/Twin-Tone Records in 1992. A few years later Germaine left the Twin Cities for the beauty and solitude of northern Minnesota. She performs with her folk-rock band, Junkboat, as well as acoustically and with Rich Mattson and Ol’ Yeller. Her most recent release, Generator, was recorded at Sparta Sound in 2013.

She performed recently at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. This program was recorded and edited for MinneCulture by Tom Garneau. It airs Wed, Nov 6 from 7:30-8pm. MinneCulture is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Every month a harmony-singing duo puts on a tent revival at a bar in St. Paul. Ok, so it’s not a reigious revival but the Revival Show hosts are serious about music.

Gordon Parks High School was officially dedicated on March 6, 2008.

This Thursday, January 26, Encuentro dedicates a special program to Violeta Parra, the great Chilean songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and icon of the Latin American New Song Movement.

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Last Sunday night, the Okee Dokee Brothers won a Grammy for Best Children’s Album for their 2012 release, “Can You Canoe?” Inspired by nature, the local duo entertains children and adults with messages about environmental stewardship. In tonight’s encore presentation, MinneCulture presents ““Rediscovering the Mississippi River”“:http://www.ampers.org/pieces/rediscovering-mississippi-river—an audio documentary by Flor and Peter Frey that features music by the Okee Dokee Brothers. Learn about the Mighty Miss—dubbed “messippi” by the Ojibwe Indians—which begins at Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana. Covering more than 2,000 miles in 31 states, the Mississippi River has been the creative inspiration for American legends, folklore, and literature, including the Okee Dokee Brothers. For more information, go to okeedokee.org.

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Clint Eastwood’s film, Gran Torino, wowed movie goers and the Hmong community alike, by touting a large cast of new Hmong actors. Will Wright caught up with some of the stars, though not Clint Eastwood, to talk about what the film means to the Hmong community and their stories.

3-4-2009

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The Grand Marais Art Colony has been a destination for artists, students and instructors for more than 50 years. Tonight MinneCulture presents the second of a two-part documentary: Doing Art on the Corner of 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Street: Recollections of 50 years in the Grand Marais Art Colony Studio, produced for WTIP, North Shore Community Radio. WTIP is a member of Ampers.

Montevideo, Minnesota hosts the first annual Green Carpet Film Festival:http://www.greencarpetfilmfest.com Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th.

What does a green job look like? KFAI’s Lydia Howell reports on a photography exhibit that demonstrates the wide variety.
Hear the whole interview with Josh Lowe archived on Catalyst at kfai.org.

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What does a green job look like? A new exhibit at the Common Roots cafe attempts to answer that question. KFAI’s Lydia Howell reports.

02-18-10

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