12/17/2009 Fresh Fruit


Fresh Fruit December 17, 2009
Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Creativity and Social Change

Guests: Claire Avitabile, Anthony Neuman, MJ Kroll, Jane Evershed

Claire Avitabile, Artistic Director 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
Anthony Neuman, playwright of Artichoke Hearts directed by Nicole Wilder

Justin, a transgender man and avid blogger of his own dating misadventures, is caught off-guard by Cynthia, a lesbian bartender who likes him just the way he is… or isn’t…

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
The Fresh Five by five fresh playwrights, directed by five emerging directors
January 8 -23, 2010
Bedlam Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

MJ Kroll , Minnesota based
singer/songwriter and guitarist

Live in the Studio, tonight's songs from her new EP "Wondering"

"My America"

Her original songs are candid stories about life and love told through heartfelt lyrics and fresh melodies. MJ's first full length CD titled "Resonate" included "Time Will Flow" recorded as part of the "Good Wood" compilation CD to benefit Minnesota food shelves.

MJ has performed locally, regionally and nationally including TC Pride, Women's Festivals,
cafes and bars. Upcoming performances include: Whiskey Junction, KARE 11 - Showcase Minnesota, A Celebration of Women and Their Music in Fargo, ND and Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV. She can also be heard on Twin Cities Radio

Jane Evershed , Mother, Artist, Activist, Poet and Presenter

Born in England in 1959 and then moving to South Africa at the age of nine, the experience of growing up during the racist Apartheid era taught Jane Evershed the nature of domination firsthand from a young age and informs her artistic consciousness to this day.

In 1990 Jane began raising her two children as a single mother in Minneapolis Minnesota in the US, using the income she made from self-publishing her art series, most notably, The Power of Woman. Her note cards, prints and journals have been nationally distributed since 1989.

She believes we must counter the images of violence and indoctrination that have been burned into our brains by mainstream media.

Playlist Tracks: 
Theme artists: Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, D/DC, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme
Album: Theme Collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: Self Released
Tom Robinson - Disrespect
Album: Having It Both Ways; Label: Cooking Vinyl