PlayList News & Events

Soul Brothers - Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

Airs Tuesday, November 29th at 8:30 on PBS North, WDSE WRPT & The PlayList premiers Soul Brothers

Soul Brothers takes an in-depth look at Duluth's own Big Wave Dave and the Ripples, uncovering the band's funky origins. Built on friendships forged in high school band and college ensembles, the 9-piece group coalesced around soul music. The documentary produced by Karen Sunderman and Steve Ash features songs recorded live on stage at the Rex Nightclub earlier this year.

Related event: Meet Your Maker: A Craft Beer Tasting with Music

Preservation Alliance Honors The PlayList

The PlayList earns History Honors for special episode. The PlayList presents: Last Call for the Mitchell Yards is among the best preservation projects in the state according to the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The arts & history documentary was noted as one of the top preservation achievements this year. The episode tells the story of the historic railroad roundhouse & rail yard outside Hibbing. It features music by Paul Seeba, the poetry of Iron Range native Sheila Packa, photography by Dan Turner and the preservation work of David Aho. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota inspires people to connect with historic places and promotes community vitality through preservation.

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In the Classroom with The PlayList

Teacher Chrissy Valento and Duluth artist Adam McCauley share a lesson with 4th graders at Laura MacArthur Elementary School in Duluth & with The PlayList. Lesson plans available at our Education Page.

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Click here for more information or visit the Minnesota Legacy website.

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