MN Original to debut April 22 on TPT

TPT's new arts program MN Original has been in the works for a while now -- you may have noticed their video cameras out at local concerts like the Best New Bands showcase back in January. After spending most of the past winter and spring gathering footage, the tax dollar-funded public television program is preparing to launch its first 30-minute episode next week, and have already debuted a series of short videos on their website today, including footage of local musicians Dosh and Eliza Blue.

The first episode airs on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. on TPT channel 2. Watch a teaser video that explains the basis for the show here:

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With everything we've seen from the show so far, it's shaping up to be a high-quality, well-researched portrayal of our local scene, and we're especially excited to see them offer so much video content online. Keep an eye on their site as they gear up to officially launch the show next week -- we're expecting cool things from this new facet of arts journalism in the Twin Cities.