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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

Portrait of an Artist as a Healer and Trickster Organizer

  Ricardo Levins Morales encourages hope through works of art. His studio and showroom is located at 3260 Minnehaha Avenue South, in the Longfellow neighborhood...

Origins: MN Museum of American Art

FIVE MEMOS FOR A NEW MUSEUM Originally printed in February 2010 in the now defunct Quodlibetica, "Five Memos for a New Museum" by Minnesota Museum...

Community Sites Are Sets for Sod House Theater

“We connect theater to the community” is a sentiment many theater companies may boast, but none mean it quite as literally as Sod House...

An Inside Look at the Longest Running Summertime Theater in MN

Nestled on one of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes, Theatre L’Homme Dieu is much more than just a theater. With a 22-acre wooded campus on the north side...

A Journey of Grief and Healing with Theatre B

Part of the reason I love making theater is that it is always an adventure. And the journey of transforming Carol Kapaun Ratchenski’s book...

When Collaboration is More Than Just “Working Together”

Time. Time tests the sustainability of friendships, collaborations, connections. Time measures the impact of our relationships within the social, political and financial context in which we live. Time provides a lens through which we assess the past,...

Renowned Scenic Carpenter Returns Home to The Grand Marais Playhouse

For Sue Hennessy, theater and community have always been deeply connected. Born just three houses away from the community theater in Grand Marais, Sue’s...

Stories from Dessa’s Book: My Own Devices

  In her widely-praised, first hardcover book My Own Devices, Dessa details stories about being a rapper, being in love and growing up in a South Minneapolis...

In the Studio with Hippo Campus

Get an inside look at the recording and performance process of Hippo Campus ahead of the release of their first full-length album. Recorded at the legendary...

Throwing It Back with Nooky Jones

6-piece neo-soul band Nooky Jones records their first album and performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. Band Members Cameron Kinghorn -Vocals Reid Kennedy - Drums Kevin...