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MNO amplifies the power of the arts that connect our diverse communities. This collection of award-winning stories and performances inspires conversation, evokes empathy, challenges perspective and entertains. Thousands of artists and arts organizations have been featured in hundreds of stories, all scored with music created by Minnesota musicians. MNO, made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota, has been produced by Twin Cities PBS since 2010. Want to watch full episodes of MNO? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG.
MNO amplifies the power of the arts that connect our diverse communities. This collection of award-winning stories and performances inspires conversation, evokes empathy, challenges perspective and entertains. Thousands of artists and arts organizations have been featured in hundreds of stories, all scored with music created by Minnesota musicians. MNO, made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota, has been produced by Twin Cities PBS since 2010. Want to watch full episodes of MNO? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG.

Meet 6 MN Artists Who Prove There’s an Art to the...

Although John Hughes movies might have us think otherwise, who says artists and jocks have to be separate cliques? After all, many famous artists...

The Okee Dokee Brothers Will Charm You to Shreds

  Inspired by a shared childhood spent outside, The Okee Dokee Brothers' Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing create bluegrass- and folk-inspired children's music that encourages...

Alec Soth almost gave up photography. What pulled him back?

  Minnesota-based, internationally-revered photographer Alec Soth recently released his ninth book of photographs, entitled I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. The book is...

Is this really the end of MAD Magazine?

Reports surfaced last week that iconic humor and satire publication MAD Magazine will stop publishing new content in its issues starting in October of...

Minnesota Orchestra Makes History in South Africa with ‘Music for Mandela’

MNO Presents Music for Mandela: Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa This one-hour Minnesota Original (MNO) special follows Minnesota Orchestra on its historic tour through South Africa...

Wing Ho Shares Her Top 4 Travel Photography Tips

Art has always been part of Wing Ho’s life, but as a new college graduate, she went a different route. “I never considered pursuing...

Why Penumbra Theatre’s Sarah Bellamy Says ‘More Theater. Period.’

  Theater is in Sarah Bellamy's blood. She grew up in and around Penumbra, the theater company founded in 1976 by her father, Lou Bellamy....

How to ‘Design a Life Well-Lived’ that Doesn’t Rely on Material...

  Minnesota-based Wit & Delight attracts an audience from around the world, and the company's origin story revolves around founder Kate Arends' feelings of anxiety. "I started...

MNO S10 Episode 6

  FULL-LENGTH EPISODE Liz Gardner and Josef Harris aim to be a one-stop creative shop for their clients. Aerospace engineer-turned-artist Mary Jo Hoffman finds beauty in...

Forgot How to Play? Ashley Mary Will Show You How.

  Walking into Ashley Mary's Northeast studio feels a bit like walking onto an early 1990's Nickelodeon Television set - in the best way. Large,...