Arts & Culture

World Cafe
4:33 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Pretty Lights On World Cafe

EDM DJ Pretty Lights.
Courtesy of the artist

Pretty Lights is the stage name of Derek Vincent Smith, who describes his sample-based music as "electro hip-hop soul." Smith, an EDM DJ, has built up a large live following for his music, which he's given away on the Internet.

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Books
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PHOTOS: Christmas Mystery Novel Reveals Norwegian Holiday Traditions

Julebukking is a Norwegian tradition in which revelers dress up and conceal their identities, and sing Christmas carols. Once their identities have been guessed, the singers are given treats. Ernst's character Chloe has a fear of julebukkers.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Kathleen Ernst about her new mystery novel.

Wisconsin novelist Kathleen Ernst has written numerous historical books for children, but it’s a series of more modern-day mysteries that has adults anxiously awaiting new installments.

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Mountain Stage
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Mason Jennings On Mountain Stage

Mason Jennings performing live on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Mason Jennings appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. Raised in Hawaii by way of Pittsburgh, Jennings has made his home in Minnesota for the past two decades. During that time, he's built a loyal following throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond.

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Holiday Music
2:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2013

Paul Winter performing with the Forces of Nature ensemble.
Clifford A. Sobel Courtesy of the artist

Saxophonist Paul Winter has a longstanding tradition of celebrating the longest night of the year with a concert. For the 33rd year in a row, Winter presents his annual Winter Solstice Celebration, recorded last year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan.

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