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Dem Bones

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This colorful and musical video combines the catchy tune of a traditional African American spiritual with interesting facts about the bones in the human body..

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Dem Bones

The Wheels on the Bus

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With unique and colorful animation, this video brings to life one of the most well-known and classic children’s songs.

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Primary
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The Wheels on the Bus

Patrick

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Patrick is a story told without words of a man who buys a violin from a peddler selling all kinds of wares. This violin proves to be a very special instrument indeed.

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John Philip Duck (2001)

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When young Edward first brought his tiny wild duck to the grand hotel where he worked with his Pa, his only thought was to keep it hidden. After all, he just needed a warm place for his little pet to stay during the day. Everyone helped keep his secret. One day, Mr. Schutt, the blustery hotel manager, discovered the duck swimming in the lobby fountain!

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Primary
Elementary
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00:22
John Philip Duck

How the Beatles Changed the World

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Fifty years after the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, it remains the most-watched television event in history. When the Beatles burst onto the scene, they charmed the public with their mop-top haircuts, their playful wit, and their sweetly romantic rock songs—igniting Beatlemania, an intense fandom unlike any before.

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MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

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Behind The Scenes: Making of a Music Video Swizz Beatz

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In this segment, Electric Company Executive Producer Karen Fowler and Director Ryan McFaul discuss the making of the music video "It's All Connected." Students will learn about the creative and editing process behind the finished product.

 

Documenting Communities | Media Arts Toolkit

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Berea College’s Partners for Education partnered with communities in 10 Kentucky Appalachian counties to develop the Our Creative Promise website to showcase the region’s creative assets. They invited schools in each county to engage students in creating artworks to celebrate the unique attributes of their communities. Students wrote poetry, painted murals, created sculptures, recorded interviews, and wrote songs. Media arts were integrated throughout so that their projects could be added to the regional website. Each county profile has a section entitled “Youth Lens,” where student multimedia creativity is showcased.

MN Original | Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

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Learn how Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) provides rigorous orchestra experiences for young musicians of all ages and abilities.

Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith, more than 850 students ages 8-18 from across the Twin Cities region now play in GTCYS’ academic-year orchestras and two summer programs.

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MN Original | The Steeles

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Learn about the musical Steele family. Singing together since childhood, J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele have been entertaining audiences around the globe for decades. Born in Gary, Indiana, five of the six Steele children found their way to Minneapolis where they eventually formed their musical group, The Steeles.

The siblings have performed on Broadway, on stages around the world, and with musicians such as Prince, George Clinton and Mavis Staples.

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MN Original | 318 Cafe Open Mic

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Learn about how when cousins Matty O’Reilly and Tom Peterson took over Excelsior’s 318 Cafe in 2004, they knew they had to keep the open mic tradition alive. They hired Matt Muller to emcee the first Wednesday of every month, when musicians of all stripes show up to hone their craft.

In addition to up-and-comers, musicians such as Dan Wilson, Chastity Brown, Adam Levy, Romantica and Caroline Smith have graced the 318 stage.

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Frankie Quimby of Sapelo Island | EGG: The Arts Show

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This video segment from Egg: The Arts Show presents a glimpse of the last island-based Gullah/Geechee community located on Sapelo Island. The original Gullah/Geechee were slaves. When slavery was abolished, the lands on the island were abandoned to the slaves. Frankie Quimby of the Georgia Sea Island Singers speaks of her pride for the island community and the importance of preserving the Gullah/Geechee culture. She also tells how the songs of the slaves also served as escape songs. For more about Sapelo Island, see “Ben Hall of Sapelo Island” and “Ronald Johnson of Sapelo Island.”

MN Original | Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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Learn about how Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) serves as a national model for arts advocacy. In addition to their creation of the State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils, MCA partnered with the conservation community in 2008 to develop and pass the 25-year Legacy Amendment, which builds funding for the arts into Minnesota’s constitution.

Executive Director Sheila Smith shares accomplishments from the organization’s 40-year history.

MN Original is a recipient of Legacy Amendment funds.

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MN Original | Musician Jayanthi Kyle: "That's How The River Flows"

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Watch singer/songwriter Jayanthi Kyle performs “That’s How the River Flows” on the sunny banks of the Mississippi River with guitarist Wes Burdine.

Kyle is the vocalist in several Twin Cities bands including Black Audience, Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies, Romantica, Gospel Machine and Davis Bain Band.

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Nebraska History Moments in Language Arts and Fine Arts

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Nebraska fun facts that are historical, arts related, science and literature based. This content falls under Nebraska State standards for Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts and Language Arts.

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