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Mark Mallman Once Played a Song That Only Lasted 2 Minutes...

Musicians who are from, or come through, Minnesota can earn the accolade of having their name in a star at First Ave. Mark Mallman...

Lady Midnight Brings a Spot of Light to the Darkness

  Art has always been a way for me to understand myself and the world around me. My name is Adriana Rimpel and, for the...

Remembering Allan Fingerhut: The Man Who Brought You First Avenue

  Allan Fingerhut passed away on Monday October 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Allan’s life was centered on family, as well as art, music...

Tina & the B-Sides Had Studio B Rockin’ Back in the...

The cinder block wall in the hallway leading to the studios at Twin Cities PBS is adorned with thousands of signatures of people who...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Stephen McClellan

Mentor, music business guru and notorious grouch, Stephen McClellan was interviewed while he was still a general manager at First Avenue nightclub, at a...

When ‘10,000 Voices Rang Out As One’ in Minnesota

  ‘Minneapolis is Teaching America to Sing’ That was the banner headline of the Minneapolis Tribune 90 years ago. The flour milling capitol of the...

Before It Was First Avenue, Photographer Steven Laboe Shot Uncle Sam’s

The photographs of Steven Laboe offer an amazing window into a wilder, more carefree hedonistic, disco past. They illustrate the grassroots camaraderie taking place...

Take a Listen to Reinaldo Moya’s Minnesota-Latino Opera

  It was by chance that Reinaldo Moya fell in love with classical music. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Moya's two older...

Songs of Home: ‘Open Letter (to a Landlord)’ by Living Colour

As a result of making the film Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk, I’ve become keenly aware of the issues of housing in Minnesota....

How are teachers handling arts education from a distance?

Jeremy Holien has been fielding a lot of calls from visual and media arts teachers during this time of triage distance learning. Holien is...