10,000 Fresh Voices

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Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


736 Pieces

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Caption: Wanda Gag and her cat, Snoopy., Credit: Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Decades before "Cat in the Hat," another children’s book surprised readers with its inventiveness. "Millions of Cats," by Minnesota's Wanda Gag, co...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dyani White Hawk, Credit: David Ellis
Dyani White Hawk is a Minneapolis-based artist who is Sičangu Lakota and European-American. She combines symbols and motifs from her heritage to cr...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Felino De la Peña, cira 1962
Most Cuban-Americans despise Fidel Castro. Not Felino De la Peña. The Minnesotan marched in the streets in support of the Cuban leader. And for tha...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Author Julie Schumacher just couldn't get enough of the caustic college professor readers love to hate. So she wrote a follow-up to her 2014 novel ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
Caption: Djenane Saint Juste of Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company., Credit: Anna Stitt
In 2010, an earthquake shook Haiti, killing at least 200,000 people. In response, some Minnesota couples adopted Haitian children. That inspired a ...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Caption: Brian Laidlaw, poet and singer/songwriter., Credit: Ali Rogers of Prana Lens
Lacking rhyme and complete sentences, Brian Laidlaw's experimental poems are just plain hard for many people. But he's also a songwriter. And when ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
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Caption: Gao Hong, Credit: Ryan Dawes
When the Minnesota Timberwolves asked Gao Hong to play the "Star-Spangled Banner" before a game, she was nervous. This would be the first time most...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dessa, author of "My Own Devices", Credit: Aaron Lavinsky
Dessa is a singer, rapper and writer whose work defies expectations. Her live music ranges from touring with Doomtree, a hip-hop collective, to app...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Jesse Ventura, Minnesota governor from 1999 - 2003., Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
In the waning days of the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial campaign, Jesse Ventura's family fretted over a TV commercial titled "Jesse The Mind." The p...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:54
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Caption: Adina Burke, artist., Credit: Dena Denny
Adina Burke ignores the the haters who tell her what to do. The self-proclaimed "queer, crippled, punk rock poet" does her own thing, publishing po...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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As a kid, he played piano. Then he played drums in a punk band, attended a prestigious jazz school and jammed in New York. So it's little wonder th...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:41
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Caption: Sally Sudo, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Like many Japanese-Americans of her generation, Sally Sudo was forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. After her brother studied ...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
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Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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Forty years ago, few people wanted to own snakes or lizards as pets. But since then, the market for geckos, chameleons and bearded dragons has boom...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Bud Nakasone, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
At 14, Bud Nakasone witnessed the Pearl Harbor attacks. Four years later, he perfected his Japanese skills at a military language school at Fort Sn...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Some call it experimental music. Others say it's jazz pop. To its members, Jelloslave's cello-rich sound is a sonic exploration of original composi...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
Caption: Mixed Precipitation singers., Credit: Regina Woolson
Theater-in-the-park often means Shakespeare, not a mashed up operetta that serves food. But that's what Mixed Precipitation has been presenting to ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project., Credit: Angela Lundberg
When Americans think about the Civil War, they often think of North versus South, free states versus slave states. And in Minnesota, well, we’re th...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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