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11/4 A long tradition of community music continues

John Heino

 jam session

noun

1. a meeting of a group of musicians to play for their own enjoyment.

2. an impromptu performance or special performance by  musicians who do not regularly play together.
 
You could add to that citation from the Random House Dictionary:  a meeting of musicians and aspiring musicians of all ages, skill levels and walks of life, several times a week at an iconic Duluth eatery.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.