Prairie Public

A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Drangey Island, Godafoss, Myvatn, and Askja

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The stories of an Icelandic saga’s hero, the “Waterfall of the Gods,” thermal waters and mud pools, and the eruption of a volcano’s effect on immigration. Travel to Iceland, where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Jeffrey Zachmann: Kinetic Sculptor

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Sculptor Jeffrey Zachmann gained national recognition when he transformed the path of his artistic career art from functional potter to metal and motion.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Amber Fletschock: Collage Artist

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Amber Fletschock is a collage artist working from the rugged forests of central Minnesota. Inspired by the nature surrounding her, Amber’s work is a response to the chaos and abundance of modern times.

Musical Concepts - French Horn

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French horn player Karin Wakefield explains the evolution of the modern French horn, the qualities of the sounds the instrument makes, and how the sound is produced.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Capriccio Espagnol

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Written in 1887 by Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff; this piece is actually inspired by Spanish folk melodies. The work was originally intended to be for a solo violin with the orchestra, but the composer decided that the full orchestra would make the pieces even livelier. These selections also clearly show cadenzas for each of the families in the orchestra. Between pieces, conductor Jane Linde Capistran addresses her audience and explains the different sections of the orchestra while using vocabulary fundamental to music education.

Elisa Korenne: Root Beer Lady

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Singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne of New York Mills, Minnesota, writes songs about unusual characters and obscure events in Minnesota history.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: The Value of Color

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Buck Paulson shows the value of color as he paints a stream and trees. He gives explanation of his technique and uses the color wheel.

James O'Rourke: Moorhead, Mn

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For many years James O'Rourke has helped area artists launch their careers. Two of these artists, Brad Bachmeier and Tim Ray, talk about the pivotal role James has played in their careers and the region's arts community.

Indian Pride: Myths and Real Truths | Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Lefty's Little Steppers, dance group from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, demonstrate their craft.

Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 5

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A traditional bird singer from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Arizona, Jonah Ray, sings a song about the sun.

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