Holzshuh says he was raised as a "Teddy Roosevelt" Republican, but bolted the party during the Reagan years when it was taken over by "conservative Democrats obsessed with abortion. "
Mary Hennessy is a 69-year-old divorced retiree who has a son and lives alone in Oakdale.
In an age of sample-crazy, electronically altered music, one Minneapolis group is wiring new connections in the search for exciting sounds. The electronic duo Beatrix*Jar has adopted a do-it-yourself method for coaxing audio out of familiar and unfamiliar sources.
"Old-time" country music was born in the mountains of Appalachia, not the prairies of the upper Midwest. But a Minneapolis band is putting its own stamp on a traditional American art form.
The 26th annual Minnesota Music Awards were held Sunday night in Minneapolis. The awards recognize virtually every sector of popular music in Minnesota.
A relatively small change in a federal tax law has caused a large outcry among museums around the country. The change affects the way artworks are donated to institutions such as the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. One museum director described it as a "body blow" to the ability of museums to build collections.
A St. Paul artist named Lynn Maderich has been victimized by Internet art fraud. Her speciality is equine art, which is in extremely high demand all over the world. She was recently tipped off that a forged copy of one of her prize-winning paintings was up for sale on eBay. Her source: the Equine Art Protection League.
Some of the more prominent figures in Minnesota music are throwing a concert to support a dear friend. Earlier this year, longtime First Avenue Stage Manager Conrad Sverkerson suffered a severe back injury, which left him out of work and without a paycheck for several weeks. "Conrad," as many refer to him, has become a beloved figure in the local scene by providing a friendly calm amid the chaos of the region's best-known nightclub.
After fleeing Ethiopia to escape persecution, more Oromo people have landed in Minnesota than any other place in the world. The music they've brought with them pulsates with joy.
Despite being home to one of the largest Somali populations in the U.S., Minnesotans know relatively little about Somali music. We learn more about the music Somalis generally keep to themselves.
We're sampling the ever-increasing variety of ethnic music in Minnesota in a series called "Notes from Home." In this installment, music from India.
In the Hmong community, traditional music is played primarily for ceremonial reasons. It helps the Hmong preserve ancient customs and rituals. Younger generations of Hmong are finding new ways to keep this music alive.
Saturday night marked a triumphant return for the Minneapolis indie rock band, Tapes 'n Tapes, which took the stage at First Avenue. Eight months ago, Tapes 'n Tapes seemed like just another number in the land of 10,000 bands, preparing to release its first full-length CD. Today it's a group with an international buzz that just finished a nearly sold-out American tour. How did this happen?
Along with all the attributes of an affluent suburb--spacious homes on huge lots, strip malls and chain restaurants--the city of Eagan is also blessed with a rolling, 60-acre oasis. It's a place where art and nature exist as one--the work of an 85-year-old marvel named Anthony Caponi.
After the fireworks Tuesday night, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis will show 100 films made on cell phones or digital still cameras.