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Old to New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize | Jamestown

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Trying to create an inviting downtown that draws residents and tourists alike, developers, including The Marcil Group, have led the way in rehabbing downtown buildings in Jamestown for a variety of uses. The Franklin School is a prime example of preserving an historic landmark building.

For decades, “downtown” was the hub of the economic and social lives of rural residents across North Dakota. But today, these same downtowns are struggling to maintain their vitality. Seeking to reverse years of decline, visionaries are taking steps to revitalize their communities by rehabilitating old buildings and putting them to new uses, helping small towns preserve their identity and quality of life. Old To New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize showcases some of the new ideas being implemented today and their implications for community leaders. As one rehab leader said, “Nothing’s ever going to be 200 years old, if you don’t let it get to be 100 years old.”

Andrew Stark: Painter | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Andrew Stark is a young and emerging artist in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He studied art at Minnesota State University Moorhead and his art is displayed in galleries all over the region. Learn more about Andrew's artistic methods and influences in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Timothy Ray

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Artist Timothy Ray touched many people over the years as a professor at Moorhead State Minnesota. He's most remembered for the critiques and guidance he provided to students. His own practice included a mixture of abstract printmaking, paper making and painting. Timothy lost his battle to cancer in 2013 but his art remains a memory of his dedicated passion.

Old to New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize | Lisbon

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Watch how the community of Lisbon is enhancing its downtown by rehabilitating the Lisbon Opera House with the help of a theater group, the “No Name Players.”

For decades, “downtown” was the hub of the economic and social lives of rural residents across North Dakota. But today, these same downtowns are struggling to maintain their vitality. Seeking to reverse years of decline, visionaries are taking steps to revitalize their communities by rehabilitating old buildings and putting them to new uses, helping small towns preserve their identity and quality of life. Old To New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize showcases some of the new ideas being implemented today and their implications for community leaders. As one rehab leader said, “Nothing’s ever going to be 200 years old, if you don’t let it get to be 100 years old.”

Prairie Churches | A Hammer and a Nail, A Shovel and a Pail

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Learn about Father Phillip Ruhe, self-taught architect, who was responsible for the building of over 40 churches, including the elaborate Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception at Cooks Creek, Manitoba, built over 22 years by volunteer hand labor.

Musical Concepts - Cello

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Elise Buffat Nelson demonstrates the versatility of the cello, from the dramatic low notes of the “Jaws” theme music to the calm and melodic piece “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens. Ms. Buffat Nelson also presents a short history of the instrument and a demonstration of an invention that changed the way the cello was played.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Introduction to Percussion

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What instruments make up the precussion family in an orchestra and what do they sound like? A quick tour of the instruments in the percussion family, including two instruments not often thought to be members of this family. Conductor Jane Linde Capistran also has members of this family demonstrate the diverse ways to play the cymbals.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Judging Art

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Buck Paulson uses examples of landscape, abstract, and still life paintings to discuss the criteria for judging art. The three most important values are composition, expression, and—if the work is realistic—representation. Use of light, proportion, and balance all contribute to the finished artwork.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Ruhija Orphans Group

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Learn about Ruhija Orphans group in Uganda. Children show up at the tourist camp and provide entertainament and tourists will provide money to support initiative.

Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 1 of 2)

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Learn about a German immigrant artist, Berthold von Imhof, who began in eastern Pennsylvania, then moved to Saskatchewan, his base for work that spread to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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