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Looking for a good time? Find inspiration and entertainment each week as The PlayList showcases local artists, preview performances, and gets you ready to partake in the best the north has to offer.

May 7, 2015 - Episode 616

Christine Baeumler’s installation work brings Minnesota’s northern bogs indoors. See how she translates ecological issues into engaging artwork at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. Polka and performance inspire Florian Chmielewski. After seven decades of touring and playing, his delight in making music is contagious. Lively, dance music is on the bill when SplinterTones take the stage at Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen Mountain. The 7-piece band is known for vibrant vocal harmonies, colorful stage presence and strong rhythmic grooves.

May 14, 2015 - Episode 617

A radio drama based in Duluth invites guests to Take It With You. The creative team behind the lively series includes musician Blake Thomas and a host of characters. Peek behind the radio curtain the a live audience and The Playlist. Jamie Rabold paints with his camera. His award-winning images capture exquisite scenery and animated light in natural and industrial settings. Adam Booker premieres original jazz on The PlayList. With a new CD in works, Booker brings fellow musicians & faculty members at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s music department to animate his compositions.

May 21, 2015 - Episode 618

Sculptor Ann Klefstad carries a torch for Minnesota’s animals. Her latest work includes artful figures of deer and wolves posed in steel. Rocky Makes Room for Them spins poems from his experience and culture. He’s a triple threat artist who sings, paints and performs spoken word. Feeding Leroy presents reflections of modern life wrapped pure folk chords and harmonies.

May 28, 2015 - Episode 619

Indie filmmaker and Duluth-native Jim Ojala shoots his directorial debut in northeastern Minnesota. Strange Nature is an eco-thriller based on a true environmental mystery, complete with special effects. Louis Jenkins is an award winning poet with ties to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and Mark Rylance’s Tony Award winning theatrics. The Farsights put a fresh & original twist on alt rock. Fresh off a new recording, the trio finds another gear in their musical career.

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