Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Bartley Stratton
    Musical theatre enthusiast Bartley Stratton owns a social media company called Yodel by day, but is 'The Playbill Collector' by night. Her playlist will make us want to sing and dance ourselves!January 30, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Robert Jorczak
    Educational psychologist from the University of Minnesota, Bob Jorczak, likes to stump his friends on musical trivia, including this classical host!January 23, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: B-Boy J-Sun
    Jason Noer is one of the hottest hip-hop dancers in The Cities. He has taken his work off the street and onto the stage at the Cowles and completely blown up any misconceptions about this art form. He dances at the Cowles this week and you should see how him busta move to Beethoven.January 17, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dianne Brown
    Dianne Brown works at the downtown post office in Saint Paul and knows all of us classical hosts by name. When we're sending packages, she can really talk the talk about classical because she listens enthusiastically and as often as she can.January 9, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bill Summerville
    He is the guy when it comes to wines. Sommelier Bill Summerville's "pairings" of music will satisfy the most discerning appetites.January 2, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Rob Zeaske
    Rob Zeaske is the CEO of Second Harvest Heartland which recognizes food as our most basic necessity. Rob's mission is to ensure Minnesotans are fed and his playlist reflects a feeding of the soul.December 26, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dane Stauffer
    He acts, he sings, he writes scripts and he does a pitch-perfect Minnesota accent - the life-of-the-party everyone wants on her guest list, Triple Espresso's Dane Stauffer joins us with a playlist of gems.December 12, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Robert Gardner
    We'll need to grab this multi-tasker in between dress rehearsals, last-minute fittings, set changes and a million details for this year's "Nutcracker," but Artistic Director of the Minnesota Ballet, Robert Gardner, has such beautiful, danceable music on his playlist, we made it work!December 5, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Ryan Shipley
    Actor Ryan Shipley absolutely loves going to work, it's just that much fun. Ryan's a classroom facilitator at Project Success, a youth development organization that helps students set and reach their goals. His playlist is filled with drama and energy.November 28, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Mary Lee
    Mary Lee has music in her life all day long. She is the Executive Director of Cantus. And before this gig, she was an award-winning producer of classical music programs including Saint Paul Sunday giving her the chance to rub shoulders with anyone who is anyone in the biz.November 21, 2012


Music with Minnesotans is a weekly series that airs Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in which Steve Staruch brings in notable Minnesotans to talk about the classical music that moves them.

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