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  • 00:15

    Take Action Anyway!

    in Entertainment

    Host Trena Bolden Fields shares a story of a friend who took action and ways one can begin to build an international career.


    Trena Bolden Fields is an actor, writer, life coach, speaker and radio show host who utilizes her creative abilities, knowledge of theatre and career counseling to help artists learn life skills and create personal success. Trena has a strong passion for the arts and believes in encouragement, empowerment and transformation.

    Her performance career includes Cheryl in A Time to Kill at Arena Stage, Ruby in Seven Guitars at Penumbra Theatre, Blonde Buppie in No Distance Between Us at Illusion Theater, Cordelia in King Lear at Cromulent Shakespeare Company, and Ole Rit in Dreaming Harriet Tubman at Stages Theatre Company. She has also performed in commercials, industrials, feature and independent film. To learn more about Trena's work coaching actors visit www.paidactor.com.
     


     

  • 00:45

    The Week In Reviews - Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino

    in Music

    Much to the excitement of guitar players worldwide, acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino will be releasing his eagerly awaited new album 'Penumbra' on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014. Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, and two compositions written especially for D'Agostino by Latin Grammy award-winning Brazilian guitarist Sergio Assad.

  • 02:02

    UGP #279 Change: Tonight Is An Amendment Primer

    in Politics Conservative

    tonight I feel the need to go over the amendments and have a talk concerning the penumbra


    We will also look into the case of the paramecia paradigm and solve this age old cold case, bring your pencils, paper, and magnifying glasses


     


     


     


     

  • 00:33

    Journals Of A Healer: Unleash Your Hidden Genius with Mary Blake!!!

    in Motivation

    Today's guest, Randy Lindsay, seems to find the time for prolific writing where others would swear it couldn't possibly exist. Anative of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. You can find his short stories and several anthologies in Penumbra e-zine and he has just written his first novel, “The Gathering – End's Beginning”. Check out his website, randylindsay.net, he's a mighty interesting guy!.

     

  • 00:33

    Journals Of A Healer: Unleash Your Hidden Genius with Mary Blake!!!

    in Motivation

    Today's guest, Randy Lindsay, seems to find the time for prolific writing where others would swear it couldn't possibly exist. Anative of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. You can find his short stories and several anthologies in Penumbra e-zine and he has just written his first novel, “The Gathering – End's Beginning”. Check out his website, randylindsay.net, he's a mighty interesting guy!.

     

  • 00:33

    Journals Of A Healer: Unleash Your Hidden Genius with Mary Blake!!!

    in Self Help

    Today's guest, Randy Lindsay, seems to find the time for prolific writing where others would swear it couldn't possibly exist. Anative of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. You can find his short stories and several anthologies in Penumbra e-zine and he has just written his first novel, “The Gathering – End's Beginning”. Check out his website, randylindsay.net, he's a mighty interesting guy!.


     

  • 00:34

    Charles O'Keefe is my Guest Author on March 4th

    in Books

    Join us on March 4th when Charles O'Keefe will be my Guest Author. He'll be reading from his paranormal romance, The Newfoundland Vampire, from Penumbra Publishing.

  • 00:48

    Networking: Leveraging Your Contacts with T. Mychael Rambo

    in Entertainment

    Host, Trena Bolden Fields interviews actor, vocalist, educator, writer and speaker extraordinaire T. Mychael Rambo on networking and how your contacts can help you book work.
     
    Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer; T. Mychael Rambo has performed principle roles at the Guthrie; Penumbra, Ordway, Illusion, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Children’s Theatre and the Fitzgerald Theaters among others.  Rambo has performed nationally, including Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway and abroad. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films, HBO mini-series, and other television programming He has also released two popular CD's: Simply - a collection of jazz standards; andThe Gift: A Christmas With Love - a selection of original and holiday classics. T. Mychael had the great honor of singing the National Anthem for President Obama during his 2009 visit to the Twin Cities and former President Jimmy Carter in 2010. Mr. Rambo is also the proud recipient of the 2010 Sally Award in Arts Education, presented by the Ordway Theatre for the Performing Arts, as well as a Minnesota Black Music Award, also in 2010.  His honors and awards include Young Audience Art of the Year, McKnight Theatre Artist Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, and both the University of Minnesota Century Council Community Award and Outstanding Community Service Award, to name a few.  

  • 01:00

    To MFA or Not to MFA? Part II

    in Education

    Kim Hines first set foot on the professional stage as a child when she became the member of the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Kim has performed at Mixed Blood, Illusion, Penumbra  and the Guthrie. As a director, Kim has worked with Mu Performing Arts, Park Square, Theater in the Round, The Great American History Theater, Illusion Theater, Theatre Unbound, Augsburg College, Cornell University in New York, University of Northern Iowa and Kansas University. Her writtern work has been produced at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kim holds a B.A. in Speech & Theater and Visual Art from Macalester College.
    Sean Byrd is an actor/director/teacher with a BFA in acting/directing from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MFA in Performance Studies from Western Illinois University.  He was a founding company member and Producing Director of Wax Fruit Theatre Company in Chicago. In the Twin Cities, Sean has acted with such threatres as 15 Head: A Theatre Lab, The Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Fifty Foot Penguin, Pig’s Eye, Sandbox and Hardcover. In 2012, he appeared in Walking Shadow Theatre Company’s production of Compleat Female Stage Beauty which won the Ivey Award for Production Excellence. He is a full-time faculty member and director in the Department of Theatre at Normandale College in Bloomington, MN. He is married to director/actor, Anne Byrd. They have one daughter, Terri and two granddaughters, Holly and Harriet.

  • 00:27

    Interview with Artistic Director Lou Bellamy

    in Entertainment

    LOU BELLAMY (DIRECTOR & PRODUCER) is the founder and artistic director of Penumbra Theatre. Under his leadership, Penumbra has produced 23 world premieres, including August Wilson's first professional production, and is proud to have produced more of Mr. Wilson's plays than any theater in the world. Mr. Bellamy is an OBIE Award-winning director, an accomplished actor, and sought-after scholar. He has been a member of the University of Minnesota's faculty for 41 years and is currently retired from the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.  Recent directing credits include Black Pearl Sings!, Radio Golf, Fences and The Piano Lesson at Penumbra, A Raisin in the Sun and Gem of the Ocean, Penumbra productions staged at the Guthrie, Two Trains Running at the Signature Theatre in New York, Jitney at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company, and the staged reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Kennedy Center.
     
    For more information visit www.penumbratheatre.org.

  • 01:01

    Ginger Patterson/Midwest Magic Productions

    in Music

    Ginger Patterson  "I am the coolest laid back humorous person you ever could meet."
    Currently getting digital distribution through SMG Island Def Jam working with, William Patterson, Scott Storch, Garth Brooks, Eugene Jacquescoly From Def Jam UK Chris Lodge www.splashradio.org 
     Past Work Experience: Jackie Lee Robbinson former Bass player for Prince Founder Of IPR School in Minneapolis, he also produced Roots, Brandy, Monica, Anne Nesby, Larry Grahm, Cynthia Johnson.
    Also further past work Experience: Captain Jack Mc Duff, Keith Porter,Penumbra Theatre, James S. Harrs Sr. Parliement Funkedelics, DJ Slice Engineer for Anita Baker & Phylis Hyman. Corey Dixon Atlantic Records,Jeff Craig Cohen Eazy E. Sung on stage with Yarboughs in Peoples & The Gap band at the Ovation Night Club Arlington Texas Dallas Premier Trumpet Player Freddie Jones at the Pearle Club in Dallas Texas
    Signed Contract with Oarfin Records, Internation & National Distribution through Sony Bmg Sonic Wave International.
    Been featured on various Radio stations such as 97.9 Rickey Smiley Show,106.5 Dallas Texas, B96 Minneapolis Mn, KFAI Minneapolis Mn, KMOJ Minneapolis Mn, KBEM Minneapolis Mn, KIOU Shreveport Lousianna, Pirate Radio Italy, Indie104 Los Angeles California, New Artist Radio, Celebrity Radio, Washington DC, Scrubradio New York, Gloria Radio Kansas City, and many more