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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.

February 19, 2015 - Episode 607

Music from Mary Bue, Healing arts with Lisa McKhann and photographer Heidi Mae Niska

Duluth-based singer/songwriter Mary Bue steps out with guitar in hand. Discover the power of healing through art with Project Lulu and founder Lisa McKhann. Peer through the lens of photographer Heidi Mae Niska for an intimate view of the north woods.

February 26, 2015 - Episode 608

Tobin Dack, Mixed-media artist Mary Plaster, Music from Eric Frost

Musician and DJ, Tobin Dack creates electro, drone and ambient music to set the mood. His recent work for a multimedia installation called Traveling Sophronia offers insight in to his collaborative approach. Larger-than-life puppets & masks mark the work of community organizer and mixed-media artist Mary Plaster, founder of Duluth’s annual All Soul’s festivities. Cook County musician Eric Frost shares his original compositions from the north coast.

March 19, 2015 - Episode 609

The Sivertson Family’s Art Legacy, art in a changing biosphere & music by Anthony Bennett

Jan Sivertson & her family grow the arts community in Grand Marais. Learn what drives this creative family and fuels Sivertson Gallery. Anthony Bennett solos with original material in-studio. The lead singer of Cars & Trucks simplifies and intensifies his songwriting and approach to music. Exploring future living environments in a changing climate, multimedia artist Sean Connaughty launched the Ark of the Anthropocene. The project includes an orb-like biosphere in the Duluth Harbor and terrariums installed at the Duluth Art Institute to experiment with plant life from different biozones of planet earth.

March 26, 2015 - Episode 610

Abstract soundtrack with Briand Morrison, Coffee Art & folk rock from Maddy Siiter

Musician & composer Briand Morrison picks up his guitar and writes the soundtrack to his father George’s abstract paintings. His Grand Portage studio inspires with the power of legacy and Lake Superior. It’s not just for breakfast or a quick pick me up. Andy and Angel Saur use coffee pigments to make art! The two merge fine art and graphic experience in Coffee Art. Their fresh brewed designs have traveled the world. Maddy Siitter writes lyrically driven, folk rock with a seasoned ear. The 16 year old singer/songwriter is making her way in the music business and leveraging contacts in Duluth & Nashville.

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