October 24, 2013 - On the agenda this week: Four gifted landscape painters, a celebrated composer's Minnesota premiere and a play that has it all: zombies, cannibals and a Buddhist backbone.
July 9, 2012 - As part of MPR’s Into The Song series, Chris Roberts talks with Now Now band members Cacie Dalager, Jess Abbott, and Bradley Hale. The group breakdown the song “Thread.”
June 19, 2012 - Veteran Minnesota rock musican Kevin Bowe has given himself a gift. It's an album of his own songs, titled "Natchez Trace." MPR’s Chris Roberts talks with Bowe about the experience.
May 17, 2012 - MPR’s Chris Roberts reports there's a growing feeling that another golden age in local music might be upon us. Segment includes interviews with venues, music editors, artists, and fans.
April 6, 2012 - MPR’s Chris Roberts profiles French horn virtuoso Bernhard Scully and his mother, Bloomington pianist Joanne Minnetti. The pair have collaborated on album "Dialogues en Francais." The music reflects a mother and son artistic partnership that dates back to when Scully was a child.
February 14, 2012 - MPR’s Chris Roberts reports on formation of Minneapolis band, Poliça. Roberts talks with Ryan Olson, creator behind group, and numerous band members about album release "Give You the Ghost."
October 7, 2011 - The "alt country" music scene isn't as big as it used to be, but there's still a lot of vintage twang in the Twin Cities, courtesy of the Cactus Blossoms. The Minneapolis group, fronted by a pair of brothers, harkens back to the roots of country with their earnest songs and pristine harmonizing. MPR’s Chris Roberts presents a profile of the group.
September 30, 2011 - MPR’s Chris Roberts talks with Minnesota native Haley Bonar about the songs “Sad Baby” and “Leo” from her album ‘Golder.’
September 29, 2011 - On this edition of Art Hounds, a look at Jon Hassler Theater's production of "Pinocchio;" the Weisman Art Museum re-opening; and poet Seamus Heaney visiting Minnesota.
September 16, 2011 - The Twin Cities hip hop duo Villa Rosa stands out, as It features two emcees, Maria Isa and Muja Messiah, who both have established identities as solo artists. The male and female tandem share equally in songwriting duties, and that's something rare in rap. The pair talk with MPR’s Chris Roberts about their album "Blue Diamond Island."