Arts & Culture

  • The Minnesota Fringe Festival is underway. The action is happening at 15 different Twin Cities venues.

    There are 165 shows taking place over 11 days. That’s a lot to take in, but KFAI’s Dave Romm has been doing this for years. He talked with KFAI’s Shiobhan Kierans on The Takeaway about this annual summer performance festival.

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  • Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling.

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  • MinneCulture presents a special “Live from Minnesota” show, featuring the St. Paddy’s Day Hootenanny for Slim Dunlap. Recorded in March at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, the show was curated by local musician and writer Jim Walsh, who’s been hosting the Mad Ripple Hootenanny for years.

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  • 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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  • The clock ticks; the moon waxes; the autumn leaves turn crimson. Time is as ubiquitous as it is elusive. Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.

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  • The Prime Time Players have among them decades of experience in every aspect of local theater. As the PTP they perform live shows from the Golden Age of Radio; drama, comedy, mystery and more. Please join them at these special command performances in November 2011 at libraries throughout St. Paul.

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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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