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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.

April 2, 2015 - Episode 611

Jewelry artist Michelle Ronning, Holy Cow Press, and music from Pushing Chain

Jewelry drawn from the Lake Superior shore; Jim Perlman celebrates regional poets & authors; Boyd Blomberg & Adam Moe collaborate in song, telling stories as Pushing Chain, on stage at Papa Charlie’s in Lutsen.

April 9, 2015 - Episode 612

The Mitchell Engine House inspires a new generation of photographers, poets and musicians on the Iron Range

The Mitchell Yards testify to Minnesota’s mining history, and to human ingenuity. Owner Dave Aho struggles to preserve the 1906 roundhouse while photographer Dan Turner captures remnants of the building’s past and purpose. Poet Sheila Packa tells the human story of Iron Range workers while Paul Seeba sets the story to music. For five decades the Mitchell Yards served as a repair shop for steam locomotives. It was instrumental in feeding iron ore to industries vital to winning World War II.

April 16, 2015 - Episode 613

Playwright-turned-novelist Tom Isbell, Comic book creator John Hoban and music by American Rebels

Actor/director & playwright Tom Isbell turns his attention to books. His novel The Prey is a post-apocalyptic thriller inspired, in part, by his theater students at the University of Minnesota Duluth. John Hoban translates the future in Apocalypse City, his narrative comic strip; The American Rebels bring their straight forward energy to rock-n-roll.

April 23, 2015 - Episode 614

Experience the best of Duluth Homegrown Music Festival from Clyde Iron Works

The region’s favorite bands take the big stage at Clyde Iron Works during the 2014 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival . Enjoy sets by Southwire, Actual Wolf and The Black Eyed Snakes with special guest Charlie Parr. This hour-long production highlights the talent and perspective of exceptional northern musicians.

April 30, 2015 - Episode 615

Pianist & storyteller Dan Chouinard, Poet Kathleen Roberts, Music from Todd Eckart

Minnesota-native Dan Chouinard explores the essence of the story through music; Poet Kathleen Roberts invites artists of various disciplines to interpret her work; Country and class fuse in a performance of original tunes by Todd Eckart & friends.

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