Loren Younggren is a veteran photographer in Kittson County, MN. His work depicts the many scenes and season of northwest Minnesota. Younggren talks about his life-long passion, an upcoming display at the “RiverWalk Artists Gallery and Shop” in East Grand Forks, MN and the support that he’s has received through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Thomasina Petrus recently appeared on the East Grand Forks campus of NCTC, as part of Black History Month. She is a member of the Mixed Blood Theater of Minneapolis and presents “Daughters of Africa” on a regional tour of towns and college campuses.
“Daughters of Africa” is a music-driven history of African American women from slave ship survivors to stars of the silver screen. The forty-five minute performance vividly commemorates both the famous and the overlooked and is an eye-opening celebration of the triumph of pride, determination, and courage.
Thomasina talked with Ron West on Pioneer 90.1’s “Northland Spotlight”, about her career, the influences in her work and a new CD that she has produced saluting the late Billie Holiday.
Glen Braget interviews Dillon Jones from the band Love Out Loud. Love Out Loud is a pop/rock band formed in 2009 as an electro side project and quickly formed into a full time job for five friends out of Minneapolis, MN. Love Out Loud has quickly established a name for themselves in the first year as a group. With the success of there last EP “A Story Worth Telling”, Love Out Loud sold 4000 copies in the first 6 months as an independent band.
Donaldson, Goodridge, Gully, Halma, Holt, Strandquist, Strathcona, Trail and Viking are among the 100 communities profiled in “Little MN: A Nostalgic Look at Minnesota’s Smallest Towns.”
Author Jill A. Johnson spent four years traveling the state to collect stories and photos for the book.
Copies are available at Northern Lights Bookstore in Thief River Falls, and at the Thief River Falls Public Library.
Mixed Blood Theater is a professional, multiracial theater company that has been presenting shows in Minneapolis since 1976. Mixed Blood also has a touring group that travels the upper midwest, presenting cultural shows at schools, colleges, and community centers.
One of Mixed Blood’s four current touring shows is “Daughters of Africa,” and it makes a stop at Northland Community and Technical College – Thief River Falls tonight (2/8) at 7PM and at the East Grand Forks Campus tomorrow (2/9) at noon.
Actress/singer Thomasina Petrus, star of the one-woman show, visited with Pioneer 90.1’s Mark Johnson.