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Chris Osgood

Chris Osgood is part of the legendary Minneapolis Punk trio The Suicide Commandos, who formed in 1975 and went on to tour and record for Phonogram (North America), Phillips (Europe) Mercury Records (USA), Anthology Records (NYC), Rave Up Records (Europe), and are currently with Twin/Tone Records, Garage D’Or Records, iTunes Twin/Tone and iTunes Island DefJam
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IPR Grad Sam Kovar Keeps Making Things Happen

IPR College of Creative Arts Alumni Sam Kovar is an Executive Creative Producer at Don’t Blink, a video experience company based in the Twin Cities. Don’t Blink focuses on social, adventure, narrative and experiential content. Sam’s work has taken him across the country to work with high-profile clients, and he even had time to help his
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IPR Forms Vinyl Club and Institutes Turntable Tuesdays

Ask most students at IPR College of Creative Arts where they get their music and you’ll get mostly digital sources. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Soundcloud dominate and CDs have been relegated to the back shelf. But, everything old is new again, and there are a surprising number of IPR students who listen to records
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IPR Proud To Sponsor EDU Film Festival

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the EDU Film Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the 2018 EDU Film Festival took place on Friday May 18, from 10am-3pm at the Showplace ICON Theatre at West End, St. Louis Park, MN. The EDU Film Festival aims to
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IPR Digital Video Department Has Strong Showing at Duluth Superior Film Festival

It’s sunny and seventy degrees in Duluth this weekend, but that hasn’t stopped the crowds from showing up at the eighth annual Duluth Superior Film Festival. It hasn’t stopped IPR students and staff from showing up either, the department has a strong presence at the festival, in more ways than one. IPR Related Screenings  IPR
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IPR Sponsors the 10th Annual EDU High School Film Festival

Written by Jason Koskovich On Friday, May 19th, over 500 people gathered at the Showplace ICON Theater in St. Louis Park’s West End to watch over 80 short films created entirely by Minnesota High School filmmakers. The EDU Film Festival is in its 10th year and was founded by IPR Associate Campus Director and Digital
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IPR Students Observe Obscene Optimism: Jeremy Messersmith’s Microtour

On a sunny but cool Monday morning in April, IPR’s Speech Communications class gathered at Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis to participate in local indie musician Jeremy Messersmith’s kick off of his Obscenely Optimistic micro-tour, promoting his latest album of the same name.  Observing artists in the wild is one way we at IPR treat
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IPR Business Communication and Networking Class Crosses Global Music Lines

The Global Student Music website did not exist January of 2017. Today it does. College students from around the world may submit music, listen to music others have submitted, learn about the artist’s involved, and connect with one another.  The future in this industry is dependent upon Communication and Networking and this page is one solution
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From the Desk of Tina Halfmann, Librarian

Book Review: Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen Tina Halfmann has been the campus librarian for more than ten years at the only library in Minnesota where quiet is not allowed. She was in a new wave/punk band in college, toured with a band from Canada and helped promote bands at dingy clubs around Madison, Wisconsin
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