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2012 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Honors The PlayList for “The Brush Off!”

WDSE•WRPT's showcase for the arts is honored with a Regional Emmy Award. The Brush Off, created by The PlayList, highlights the annual quick paint competition hosted by the Grand Marais Art Colony on the stunning shore of Lake Superior. The special was produced and edited by Steven Ash and Karen Sunderman, with WDSE photographers Judy Morrissey and Ted Pellman, and production support from Nick Clingman and Jacob LeBeau.

“It is inspiring to work with the arts community and to showcase their amazing talent on a statewide basis through The PlayList,” says Karen Sunderman, host/producer of The PlayList. “When that work is recognized by peers within the television industry, it’s great confirmation that we’re conveying the quality of creative life in our area.”

The Regional Emmy was awarded for Special Event Coverage-Edited. Additional nominations for WDSE•WRPT included The PlayList special presentation of “Low in Concert,” and “Stage to Screen: Historic Theaters of the North.” The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences received more entries in 2012 than ever before. The Chapter covers a five state region including Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa.

Watch the winning episode online

New season this october

The new season of The PlayList begins Thursday, October 18, with fire, magic and mystery! The LIVE premiere features rock & roll from the Twin Ports’ stellar band, Cars & Trucks, and the hypnotic fire`dancers of The Spin Collective. Delve into the Duluth theater scene with an all female staging of Glengarry Glen Ross and a backstage visit with playwright Andy Bennett as he casts his spell with magical special effects in the world premiere of Ghost Light.

Want to be part of a live, studio audience for The PlayList? You can reserve a spot by calling WDSE•WRPT @ (218) 788-2831. Tickets are limited!

The PlayList is your ticket to live-action adventures with exceptional local artists. Search The Playlist on Facebook and playlistMN on Twitter to receive up to date news and information on future shows and events. Make sure to check out our website @ Also, check out The Playlist on i-tunes.

Funding for The PlayList is provided by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, established by the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008.