Art Hounds: Jazzed Up, Bob Hicok, and self discovery through acting class

This week's hounds lead us to a wild rock n roll podcast broadcasting live from a revered St. Paul bar, a Michigan born poet making a brief landing in Duluth, and a play about budding thespians who find out a lot about themselves.

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Twin Cities actor, director and teacher Sean Byrd has been to more than his share of acting workshops, but none so self-revelatory as the one that's the basis of the play "Circle Mirror Transformation" at Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo. Sean says a widely diverse range of characters learn more about themselves than acting through the workshop. On stage Feb. 1 - 24.

Kathleen Roberts, member of Prove Collective and editor and publisher of Proof Magazine in Duluth, is a devotee of Virginia-based poet Bob Hicok. Kathleen says Hicok's freewheeling, deceptively insightful verse takes the reader to unpredictable places. Hicok will be reciting his poems as part of the Warner Reading series at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30pm.

Local music writer Ira Brooker, and current guest editor of Minnesota Playlist, is setting aside Tuesday nights in February at St. Paul's Turf Club as a time to get "Jazzed up and Bonkers." It'll be a weekly live rendition of a podcast hosted by Travis Ramin and Danny Henry, two former local rockers who dive into their whacked out vinyl collection and pull out the weirdest tunes you can imagine. For more Art Hounds' recommendations, check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Art Hounds is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Art Hounds is powered by the Public Insight Network.

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