Pioneer 90.1’s Glen Braget interviews Dillon Jones of Love Out Loud

Best of Braget,MN Arts and Culture Interviews,Pioneer by GlenBraget on August 22, 2013


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.

Local communities featured in book on Minnesota’s smallest towns

featured,MN Arts and Culture Interviews by markjohnson on February 9, 2012

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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.

“Daughters of Africa” star Thomasina Petrus brings performance to Northland

featured,MN Arts and Culture Interviews by markjohnson on February 8, 2012

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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.

Mixed Blood Theater brings “Daughters of Africa” to Northland

featured,MN Arts and Culture Interviews by markjohnson on February 7, 2012

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Mixed Blood Theater (Minneapolis, MN) Director and Twin Cities native Warren Bowles recently shared his professional story, covering four decades, and his work with “Daughters of Africa.”

The one-woman show starring Thomasina Petrus, will be performed Wednesday (2/8) at 7PM at the Northland College Theater in Thief River Falls and Thursday (2/9) at noon at the East Grand Forks Campus. Both performances are free and open to the public.

“Daughters of Africa” was written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award-winning playwright Syl Jones. It’s a striking collection of profiles of remarkable famous and sometimes forgotten African-American women.

“Northland Spotlight” is aired Monday afternoons at 3:05 and highlights the activities, events, administration, faculty, staff and students of Northland.

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