Jake Ilika Releasing Debut EP

Jake Ilika Releasing Debut EP

Former Winonan and now full-time Minneapolis-based musician Jake Ilika will be releasing his debut EP he recorded with his band, The Heavy Set, on March 1st, 2014 at Ed’s (No Name) Bar .  Joining the bill is Minneapolis-based Americana musician and RealPhonic Studios owner/engineer/producer Erik Koskinen and his band.  The cost is $5.00 and doors […]

Frozen River Film Festival: A Screening of the Big Picture

Frozen River Film Festival: A Screening of the Big Picture

For the past nine years in Winona, the end of January has been equated with the Frozen River Film Festival. Locals would have to try pretty hard to not take part in at least some of this festival’s extensive programming, which expands from Winona State’s campus to downtown businesses to as far as Lanesboro for […]

Music Meets Fashion featuring artist Sarah Johnson

Music Meets Fashion featuring artist Sarah Johnson

Model: Sarah Johnson Photographer: Rebecca Lesser Clothing & Styling: Sarah Johnson’s personal collection Photos taken at Shannon Porter Studio in Winona, MN Sarah in her own words: “I’ve been in Winona since the turn of the century, and I love it. So much art, music, funky goodness, natural beauty. Music was always a part of […]

The Price was Right for Joel Hanson

The Price was Right for Joel Hanson

This is a brief interview with Winona local, political enthusiast, Old Style drinker, and last but not least, my younger brother, Joel Hanson, pertaining to his crazy experience out in LA on The Price is Right.  The episode he’s on airs tomorrow, Thursday, February 6th at 10am Central Time on CBS— from what I hear. […]