North Dakota radio personality tours Norway, brings listeners along

Scott Hennen, a popular radio personality based in North Dakota, finds himself far from home on a Juven tour of Norway. The tour takes Americans, mostly with North Dakota and Minnesota roots, on tours throughout the country and helps to connect them with family and ancestral homes. Tourists also get to explore the Norwegian countryside … Continue reading North Dakota radio personality tours Norway, brings listeners along

THE ORIGINAL: NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL

By Kaycee Boe and Rachel Levy For many people, black metal is as synonymous with Norway as snow and fjords. Imagery of young men with dark painted faces burning down churches and causing trouble in the grey Norwegian winters often comes to mind. The legacy of black metal draws fans from all over the world, … Continue reading THE ORIGINAL: NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL

BACK IN OSLO

I am back in Oslo after living and working here for a month last summer. Nearly two full weeks passed this year before I noticed that I was going places without a map, getting on and off of metros without paying much attention to the signs indicating the upcoming stops. I pretty much knew where … Continue reading BACK IN OSLO

GUEST EDITORIAL: OSLO MUSIC, SQUATTING, STREET ART, CRIME, AND ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES.

Oslo, Norway and the strangely unfamiliar Since June 22, five student reporters have been publishing from the field on music, entertainment, and culture and all things Norwegian. Last year, HPR, my former collegiate reporting stomping grounds, joined forces with my journalism study abroad program (www.ieiMedia.com/oslo) to offer students a chance to publish and readers a … Continue reading GUEST EDITORIAL: OSLO MUSIC, SQUATTING, STREET ART, CRIME, AND ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS REACT TO MANCHESTER ATTACK

As music festivals in Norway grow, the danger of attending a concert also rises. The Manchester bomb attack following an Ariana Grande concert killed 23 attendees and wounded many more. Festival and concert organizers in the U.K., the U.S., and Norway, which has one of the highest per capita music event attendance rates in the … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS REACT TO MANCHESTER ATTACK

NORWEGIAN CONCERT PLANNING ORGANIZATION GIVES KIDS POWER

Rockslo, a concert association in Norway’s capital city of Oslo, introduces youth to music by immersing them in the process of planning and executing concerts. Since 2013, Rockslo has been a place for young people to work behind the scenes in the music industry. From booking to marketing to technical work to production, youth under … Continue reading NORWEGIAN CONCERT PLANNING ORGANIZATION GIVES KIDS POWER

​FIRST NORWEGIAN SUPERHERO IS AN AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND SCHOOL TEACHER

Josef Yohannes is the creator of “The Urban Legend,” about the protagonist he claims is the first Norwegian superhero. The comic series features a black African immigrant who fights street crime with martial arts skills, protects the innocent, and is committed to justice in the fictional setting of Capital City, a city ravaged by corruption. … Continue reading ​FIRST NORWEGIAN SUPERHERO IS AN AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND SCHOOL TEACHER