Category Archives: Art and Culture

IPR Holds Pokémon Go Drawing for Students

If you’re noticing students walking around campus looking at the world through their phones, it’s probably because they are busy playing the incredibly popular game Pokémon Go. The game uses location-based augmented reality to place virtual Pokémon in public places. Players use their phones to locate the virtual creatures, then capture and train them for
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IPR Supports Emerging Filmmaker with PR

It took five minutes for DVMP program chair and EDU Film Festival Director Trey Wodele to realize that he was watching something special. He was reviewing a late entry for the EDU Film Festival, a Minnesota festival dedicated to young filmmakers. The short documentary titled JERRAD, chronicled the days leading up to its subject’s decision
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The World of Hip-Hop, With Kevin Beacham of Rhymesayers

Kevin Beacham recalls making plenty of phone calls. Most weren’t returned. But his mindset was to keep trying, keep pushing forward, keep working toward his goals. A project manager for indie record label Rhymesayers, Beacham talked about his story and how he got to where he is during IPR’s Jan. 27 Inside Tracks. Inside Tracks
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Another "Show Up to Show Off" Success

By Roslyn Heinemann, music and entertainment business program student Going on its second quarter in a row, the Student Advisory Board’s (SAB) Show Up to Show Off Showcase was a huge success! Created to give students the chance let loose and show off their skills on stage, this time around the event held a deeper
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Get the Inside Track on Success

Ever wonder how successful people in the music and entertainment business got so big? Why some careers take off, and others don’t? Wonder no more — come hear the answers straight from the professionals themselves. Every quarter, IPR offers Inside Tracks, a free lecture and performance series for students about making it in the media arts
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'Grizzly' Screenwriter Visits IPR Students

Recently, the DV Student Freelance Group hosted a Q & A with “Grizzly“ screenwriter Jack Reher. Current and future students of IPR, along with IPR staff and students and alumni from other GEN programs watched the trailer for “Grizzly” and were entertained by Reher’s colorful slant on the LA filmmaking/writing experience. After connecting with IPR’s Digital Video Program
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From Beats to Bagpipes

Although they might spend their days (and nights) in the studio making beats, IPR World Music students had a taste of the bagpipes recently, taking a field trip to the Minnesota History Center to see a Scottish Céilidh group, the Dick Hensold Band. Instructor Rich Manik brought his class to St. Paul for the performance, a part of the History
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