University Ave. photographer and bandoneón player on the PlayList this week

The PlayList’s second season continues Thursday, Oct. 14, at 9pm on WDSE-WRPT’s PBS North (8.1/31.1).

Wing Young Huie’s photography takes his audience through the rapid-fire labyrinth of socioeconomic and cultural realities along University Avenue’s six-mile thoroughfare in St. Paul, Minnesota.  His University Avenue Project: The Language of Urbanism, a Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry documents rapidly changing social and economical identities within the ethnically diverse neighborhoods along its route.  Huie is a Duluth native.  His award-winning work captures the changing face of Minnesota.

Calling to mind Andres Segovia’s transformation of the Spanish guitar from a gypsy’s instrument to a solo classical instrument resonating through concert halls, accordionist Lidia Kaminska transforms the squeezebox into a handheld pipe organ.   She wows audiences with solo arrangements of Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and others on her bandoneón, a type of accordion.  Just days before performing Surprising Tangos for the DSSO, Kaminska shares her amazing talents in the WDSE-WRPT studios and discusses the nuances of her instrument and life as a musician.

With a membership boasting music educators, members of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, community members, and college students, the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra showcases a wide variety of local talent.  We take you behind the scenes as its musicians rev up for its 19th season.

The PlayList is your ticket to lively and entertaining adventures with local artists.  Share your ideas and help WDSE-WRPT, the area’s public television service, spotlight the musicians, visual and performing artists, and arts organizations building our creative community today.

Enjoy live, local art every day! Catch The PlayList Thursday nights at 9 and online, anytime, at You can even download episodes on I-tunes!  Join us on Facebook and Twitter at playlistMN.  Funding for The PlayList is provided by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, established by the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

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