Midnight Oil Studio and Workshop

Art Week: 2D artist and screen printer Jonathan Metzger (with Allison Metzger)

2-D artist and screen printer Jonathan Metzger on why no one ever brags they do better screen printing in their basement, and why art offers important training in analytical thinking.

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6/13 Live from Studio A: The Sea The Sea

When this indie folk duo from upstate New York passed through Duluth several months ago, they left anyone who was lucky enough to catch them live wanting more. In 2016 they released their sophomore EP, In the Altogether , showcasing their beautifully-crafted songs and rich male/female vocal harmonies. They returned to Duluth on June 13, 2017 for a show at the Red Herring Lounge and joined us in the studio that afternoon.

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Ray Shelerud

Art Week: ceramicist Ray Shelerud (back after nearly 32 years)

Ceramicist Ray Shelerud on the "grand passion" of his life ... and where people really are when they call in sick from work. (Hint: check the area clay studios.)

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University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Douglas Wood, the author of Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir, published in 2017 by University of Minnesota Press.

The book is a personal and familial reflection on his lifelong connection to the promise and of nature.

Forever Home 6/8

Jun 8, 2017

Jackie | Contented Critters

Jackie is a 1 year old female Red Bone/ Coonhound mix. Jackie was rescued off a euthanasia list.  She is a big girl with a great nose. She gets along with other dogs and has a lot of energy.

Bambino | Animal Allies

WIldwoods Rehabilitation

How could anyone with a heart resist an "abandoned" fawn or a baby bird flopping helplessly on the ground?

The compassion isn't the problem at this time of year; the problem is what you don't know you don't know in order to really help.

Luckily for us, Wildwoods is there - on the phone or online - to help.

Nathaniel LeCapitaine/Fox 21 News. Used with permission.

Non-profit theater and arts company Twin Ports Stage has been working for years to create an arts & event center in Superior.

Lisa Johnson

Jafra Said is a human rights activist who came to the US from Syria several years ago when she married an American.  Jafra spoke recently at a Loaves and Fishes Roundtable Discussion on sanctuary, nativism and the lives of people caught in the middle.

Photo: Dusty Hoskovec

What starts at sundown and ends at daybreak? Northern Spark 2017.  Not your ordinary arts festival, Northern Spark launches with a  party 7-9 pm Saturday, June 10 at Thresher Square in Minneapolis and the festival goes all night from 8:59 pm Saturday through until Sunday at 5:29 am. 

Soundset Festival Review 2017

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Soundset kicked off at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Sunday, May 28th. From its humble roots as a showcase of local label Rhymesayers Entertainment’s impressive roster of independent and underground hip-hop artists in the Metrodome parking lot in 2008, the festival has grown into an all-access pass to all things hip-hop, expanding into more commercial and big name acts, while still retaining a strong roster of local and independent talent.

From the star-struck teen who recorded KUMD's RPM show onto cassette night after night, to the man  behind the mic creating curated music performances, KUMD alum Jon Heyesen (1997-01) shares some of his memories with KUMD Program Director Maija Jenson.

The Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference starts Thursday in Duluth ...

The Prøve Gallery opens a show Friday called Needlework: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance ...

and Larry Turbes' show at the Zeitgeist opens this evening with an exhibit of his drawing, painting and sculpture.

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KUMD Events

Over 120 artists from the region and beyond are set to display their work at the 46th annual Park Point Art Fair on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Artists are gathering from all over the region and beyond underneath the Beach House to display their creative work that spans across media from photography to woodwork.

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring quiet a diverse lineup. A few artists to mention include City and Colour, Feist, Brandie Carlile, who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.
Date: July 6-9
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

Tickets

We are partnering with First Avenue to bring you this exciting lineup of Minnesota musicians to Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, July 8. Gates open at 4:30 pm with music starting at 5:00 pm. The show also includes exciting opening acts: Remo Drive and J.S. Ondara. This an all-ages show!

Tune in on the week of July 3rd for a chance to win tickets to the show!

More KUMD Events

Featured Live From Studio A

Good Morning Bedlam joins us on Friday, July 7 at 2pm

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KUMD Event Photos

Check out photos of Trampled By Turtles at Bayfront and more!