Chris Thile & Prairie Home Companion

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Tonight was the (almost) final show of the first season with Chris Thile at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio program based in St. Paul, MN. More to come! Fantastic evening with special thanks to The Avett Brothers, Jesca Hoop, and Jen Kirkman. Also a shout out to Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz and the amazing Aoife O’Donovan.

New York (Frame) of Mind

I was looking through some jpgs of a visit to NYC in 2013 and came across some shots that I initially overlooked. Thought I would share a few. They are snaps from the MoMA ‘Rain’ exhibit, walks around Soho, Manhattan, Washington Square, Bryant Park…

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Hip Zip 55102: Burn Unit: Coffee Ward

For awesome chai and killer cinnamon muffins (made fresh!), visit Burn Unit Coffee Ward 945 West 7th, St. Paul. :). Owner Christina Graham-Ziton creates an inviting space filled with art and cozy retro spaces (not to mention her fantastic baked goods). You can also sample Kava, a unique treat!

Loring Park, Sculpture Garden, & Loring Kitchen & Bar: Minneapolis, MN October 2012

Revisiting the first blog post!

West Seventh Freelance

Playing tourist in one’s hometown can be an inexpensive and rewarding junket. On a recent October day, I decided to do just that!

My first destination was the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Strolling through the garden, I checked out art I remembered and new installations of note. Perhaps most recognizable, and photographed, is Claes Oldenburg’s Spoon Bridge and Cherry. On this day I chose to photograph Spoonbridge from non-tourist angles!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: Spoonbridge and Cherry- a different perspective

Cherry reflecting: another perspective- Spoonbridge and Cherry

My favorite piece, an elaborate canopy of steel, bronze and ceramic, suspended on cast stone pillars, is entitled Prophecy of the Ancients (Brower Hatcher).  Standing beneath it, you are truly transported, from whatever angle you choose to view it.

Adjacent to the garden is Loring Park, easily reached by a walkers bridge that traverses Lyndale Avenue. This day the park…

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Photo Friday: St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church

While visiting my sister in Florida I attended Sunday service at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church where my brother-in-law, Fr. Michael, is priest. St. Nicholas is located near St. Petersburg, Florida in Pinellas Park. To read more about the church, visit their website St. Nicholas AOC.