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Around the Nation

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

The Soap Factory art gallery in Minneapolis has been terrifying audiences for years with its Halloween Haunted Basement filled with artist designed installations. MN Original takes an inside look:

 

“Give Me the Banjo” chronicles the journey of America’s quintessential instrument — the banjo — from its African roots to the 21st century. The documentary will air Nov. 4 on PBS.

 

For 40 years, Bill Lavicka fought to save old Chicago churches, houses and other neighborhood architecture and restore buildings in his own whimsical style. Chicago News Cooperative profiles the activist:

 

Blending swing and jazz with Texas rhythm and blues and modern pop, the Crusaders are one of the most distinct jazz bands of the last 50 years. KPLU features a session with the Crusaders in its studio:

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