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Trial Balloon: June 20, 2009 Archive

Familial Ties

Posted at 6:00 AM on June 20, 2009 by Dale Connelly (2 Comments)

The weekend edition of Radio Heartland is on the air tonight on the stations of Minnesota Public Radio News from 9 to 11 p.m.

In hour one, Father's Day weekend leads to an extended sequence of musical family medleys, featuring various Wainwrights, a couple of Watsons, two Earles and a cluster of Guthries. Alas, we are only scratching the surface.

In hour two, the real-life sisters Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin-Peden are at the center of a production from Nautilus Music Theater called "Sister Stories". Four sets of composers and librettists were commissioned to write short works for these amazingly talented siblings, and now the results are on display at the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis through June 28th. We'll hear excerpts and talk with Jennifer, Christina, Nautilus artistic director Ben Krywosz and music director Tom Linker.

That's tonight, on Radio Heartland.

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