December 2010 MinneCulture Archives

12/29/2010 MinneCulture

A compilation of some of the best vignettes from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series.

1. I Was a Sparkle Fish/Produced by Jessica Folker
The Holidazzle parade just finished its 2010 run down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Producer Jessica Folker brings you a fresh perspective on the winter parade: inside a Sparkle Fish costume.

2. Flarf/Produced by Diane Richard
Since 2001, members of the Flarflist Collective have spread their poetry via the Internet and at readings held at places like the Walker Art Center. Flarf has even landed on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Yet there are only about 30 Flarfees in the country. We’ll meet the Twin Cities’ twin Flarfees: poet Elisabeth Workman and University of Minnesota English professor Maria Damon.

3. The Beatles: A One-Night Stand in the Heartland/Produced by Susan Gray
Photographer Bill Carlson was a high school teenager when he shot the Beatles at their press conference and Met Stadium concert in 1965. This year, his photo-documentary ‘The Beatles: A One-Night Stand in the Heartland’ was featured at the Minnesota Historical Society.

4. St. Paul’s Soapboxing Team/Produced by e.g. Bailey
The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is the largest team performance poetry event in the world. Teams from all over North America, and a few from other places converge in a different city every summer for a week of poetry, revelry and competition. This year St. Paul’s Soapboxing team took top honors, for the second year in a row.

5. Cornbread Harris/Produced by Michelle Bruch
Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and at the age of 83, Cornbread Harris still gigs regularly in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also known for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris. Cornbread is currently the subject of a documentary titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.

12/27/2010 MinneCulture

Special broadcast of local musicians, from KFAI’s ‘Coming to Town’ collection.

12/22/2010 MinneCulture

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event “A North Shore Christmas Karol”. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, airs in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22.

12/20/2010 MinneCulture

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event “A North Shore Christmas Karol”. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, airs in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22.

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. “A North Shore Christmas Karol, on MinneCulture, at 7:30 pm, part 1 on Monday, December 20 and part 2, Wednesday, December 22.

12/15/2010 MinneCulture

Dykes Do Drag
Produced by Kelsey Dilts McGregor

The Minneapolis performance group Dykes Do Drag explores art and gender through music, performance art, multimedia, and other forms of self-expression. Active since 1999, the group performs throughout the year at the Bryant Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis. What sets Dykes Do Drag apart from traditional drag shows is how each performer explores and personifies the concept of “gender.”

12/13/2010 MinneCulture

Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, which is broadcast every weekday morning at 7:40am.

1. Black Storytellers Alliance
Produced by Katey DeCelle

2. Cornbread Harris
Produced by Michelle Bruch

3. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Produced by Andy Driscoll

4. Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
Produced by Dixie Treichel

5. Swedish Traditions, Starring Donald Duck?!
Produced by Susan Gray

12/8/2010 MinneCulture

Black Audience concert, recorded live at the Red Stag Block Party, August 2010
Produced by Brian Herb & Nancy Sartor

12/6/2010 MinneCulture

AMPERS is the network of community radio stations throughout greater Minnesota. Tonight’s MinneCulture features stories from sister stations, as well as segments from MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, a history program co-produced by AMPERS and the Minnesota Historical Society.

1. Scenic designer Anne Gummper
Produced by Maija Morton for Radio Gallery, KUMD (Duluth)

2. MN90: Chess on Ice, Curling in Minnesota
Produced by AMPERS and the Minnesota Historical Society

3. MN90: Professional Wrestling’s Minnesota Man, Verne Gagne
Produced by AMPERS and the Minnesota Historical Society

4. Deer Hunting is More About Living Than Killing
Produced by Shawn Perich for Points North, WTIP (Gran Marais)

5. In the Deer Woods, It’s the Year of the Bear…and the Eagle
Produced by Shawn Perich for Points North, WTIP (Gran Marais)

6. MN90: Tunnels in the Sky: Skyways
Produced by AMPERS and the Minnesota Historical Society

7. MN90: World’s Toughest (Toy) Trucks: Tonka
Produced by AMPERS and the Minnesota Historical Society

12/1/2010 MinneCulture

Public Art St. Paul
Produced by Andy Driscoll

This Minneculture documentary profiles Public Art St. Paul—a unique nonprofit organization that provides and maintains buildings, open spaces and artwork influenced and designed by local artists. Produced and hosted by Andy Driscoll.

Integrating artistic influence into what might otherwise be labeled “mundane projects” has been the business of Public Art Saint Paul for more than 20 years. Founded and led by its indefatigable president, Christine Podas Larson, PASP
blends art with community infrastructure, and is committed to endowing existing and new projects with artistic flourish and plenty of chutzpah.

Meet Christine and a few of the artists in PASP’s creative corral, and hear how city fathers wrapped their heads around the concept of “public art