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The Rarest of Duets

  Almanac recently shared a rare musical pairing - the oud and the pipa.  These two instruments, with roots in Syrian and Chinese cultures, are...

The Gents of Hippo Campus Share Their Top 3 Albums

  So you're stranded on a desert island. Or rather, the gents of Hippo Campus are stranded on a desert island. If they could only...

Remembering Potter Warren MacKenzie

We are remembering Minnesota artist Warren MacKenzie, recognized nationally for his functional, every day pottery. Preceding his long tenure at the University of Minnesota, Warren...

Fancy Ray’s Tips to Looking Good and Feeling Better

  By Brennan Vance Fancy Ray McCloney is THE man about town. You might spot him behind a grocery store meat counter hawking fancy steaks. He...

A Pop Culture Time Machine: Downtown Minneapolis, Circa 1981

"The avenue has it’s own geography: Down by 4th St., near the Sun Disco and the Gay 90’s, the avenue belongs to the gays....

A TPT Intern Finds Her North Star

  After graduating with a degree in Media and Cultural Studies and Computer Science from Macalester College, South Korean-native Minju Kim joined Twin Cities PBS’...

The Secret World of a Costume Designer

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' Costume Designer Rich Hamson details the lifespan of a costume, from sketch to stage. What do aerospace engineering, neurosurgery and costume design...

Dogsledding & Other Adventures

  Photographer Layne Kennedy began his career in the fine art world - but then the great, big, fascinating world of editorial assignments beckoned, and...

Magic Unfolds at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

With fifty years of operation, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is a treasure of the Minnesota theater scene and has become a home to...

In the Lens of a Photographer: Shuaib Jenhar Tells the Stories...

  By Minju Kim Growing up, photographer Shuaib Jenhar was exceptionally interested in visual details in his surroundings. When watching a movie, he was more interested...