Minnesota Public Radio features by Nate Ryan http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31090 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:09:46 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Nate Ryan http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Meet Dave Rusan, builder of Prince's iconic Cloud Guitar Watch video of Dave Rusan talking about he got the assignment to design and build a very special guitar for Prince, seen in the 'Purple Rain' film and onstage at Prince's live shows. Rusan also describes how the guitar is made, and what having built this special guitar means to him today. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/15/meet-dave-rusan-builder-of-princes-iconic-cloud-guitar?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:20:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Nate Ryan, multimedia producer Multimedia producer Nate Ryan shares his top songs of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/top89-staff-nate-ryan?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Prince and a President: An Untold Story When Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner visited the White House in May 2016, he saw photos of Prince on display. 'What's amazing about the story is what was in the pictures,' Weiner explains. It turns out former President Barack Obama is a big fan of Prince. Watch video of Weiner telling this little-known story. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/07/prince-and-a-president-an-untold-story?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0500 ASL interpreter lends fresh perspective on Prince's music American Sign Language interpreter (and longtime Prince fan) Shelly Lehner was one of the ASL interpreters at the Prince tribute concert last October. 'If hearing people are going to a concert, and they're experiencing this loss of Prince, deaf people should be able to go to that concert as well, and have access,' Lehner says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/20/asl-interpreter-lends-fresh-perspective-on-princes-music?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:20:00 -0500 In Pictures: Rock The Cradle 2017 Nearly 10,000 kids and their grown-ups turned out for the 12th installment of Rock the Cradle, a day of music and fun at Mia and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. View highlights from the day in a photo gallery by The Current's Nate Ryan. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/10/in-pictures-rock-the-cradle-2017?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:45:00 -0500 In pictures: The Eric Whitacre Singers perform at the Cathedral of St. Paul On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the U.K.-based Eric Whitacre Singers performed their first-ever concert in the state of Minnesota. MPR multimedia producer Nate Ryan was on hand to capture a rich gallery of images from the concert, which played to a capacity crowd. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/10/in-pictures-the-eric-whitacre-singers-perform-at-the-cathedral-of-st-paul?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0600 10 phenomenal photos from the second night of The Current's 12th birthday Thank you for celebrating with us! Check out a selection of the top images of Haley Bonar, The Lemon Twigs, ZULUZULUU, Sam Roberts Band and Monica LaPlante from night two of our 12th Birthday Party. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/29/10-phenomenal-photos-from-the-second-night-of-the-currents-12th-birthday?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 10 outstanding photos from night one of The Current's 12th birthday Catch a glimpse of a handful of the best images from the first night of our twelfth birthday party, featuring jeremy messersmith, Joseph, Strand of Oaks, Black Market Brass and Jay Smart. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/28/10-outstanding-photos-from-night-one-of-the-currents-12th-birthday?refid=0 Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Photos: St. Paul reopens Palace Theatre as a music venue The new rock-music house will draw an expected 100,000 people downtown every year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/photos-st-paul-reopens-palace-theatre-music-venue?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Nate Ryan, multimedia producer The Current's multimedia producer Nate Ryan shares his top songs of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-nate-ryan?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Jeremy Messersmith haunts The Palace Theater with his "Ghost" The renovations are underway for St. Paul's Palace Theater, and to help kick-off the St. Paul "Sounds Perfect" year in music celebration, we invited Jeremy Messersmith to test out the acoustics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/11/palace-theater-renovations-jeremy-messersmith-ghost-video?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Nate Ryan, multimedia producer The Current's multimedia producer Nate Ryan shares his top songs and album of 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-nate-ryan?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:50:00 -0600 Watch this four-minute video recap of the MN Orchestra's Cuba tour The Minnesota Orchestra performed two historic concerts in Havana, Cuba, on May 15 and 16, 2015. Classical Minnesota Public Radio documented the whole trip; here is a recap of the historic visit, presented in a four-minute video. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/01/watch-this-fourminute-video-recap-of-the-mn-orchestras-cuba-tour?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0500 Behind the Dial: A Virtual Day in the Life of The Current Multimedia producer Nate Ryan takes you behind the scenes of a typical day at The Current with this photo and video essay. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/current-utilities/ten/?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:50:00 -0600 Thao Nguyen's gift-card song takes a poke at holiday presents While performing at the nonprofit organization Youthprize as part of The Current's Coffee Break on the Road series, Thao Nguyen captures something of the holiday spirit with an original song about gift cards. The chorus is, ""I give you a gift card of the exact amount of the gift card you gifted me." Listen to the whole song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/22/thao-nguyen-s-giftcard-song-takes-a-poke-at-holiday-presents?refid=0 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:50:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Nate Ryan, multimedia producer Multimedia producer Nate Ryan shares his top albums and songs of 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-nate-ryan?refid=0 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:36:59 -0600 Photos: Fleetwood Mac puts on emotional show Fleetwood Mac reunites with Christine McVie for the first time since 1998 to kick off the band's 2014 tour at Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/01/fleetwood-mac-concert-photos?refid=0 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:29:22 -0500 Photos: St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day parade A live photo stream from downtown St. Paul's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The march begins at noon. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/St_Patricks_Day_2014?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:34:39 -0500 Arcade Fire live at the Target Center in Minneapolis Given a whole arena to play with, Arcade Fire gave their fans an experience quite unlike the typical Target Center show, and not just because of the ironic references to the venue's name. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/09/arcade-fire-live-target-center-minneapolis-march-8?refid=0 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:00:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Nate Ryan, Digital Producer, Multimedia Nate Ryan shares his top albums and songs of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/12/top-89-staff-picks-nate-ryan?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:28:41 -0600 Mason Jennings Talks about "Minnesota" Mason Jennings discusses The Current Road Trip about his new album Minnesota at the first stop: Westminster church in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/15/mason-jennings-interview?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:37:31 -0500