Month

July 2017
Since 2006, the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has become both a community celebration and premier art event in North Minneapolis. FLOW is a non-juried, self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters and commercial and vacant spaces transformed into open-air arts and cultural presentations over a mile and half of the West Broadway corridor. From b-boys to ballet,...
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Join Patty Peterson in honoring our jazz pioneers. The broadcast of Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders concert, recorded live at the Minnesota History Center in May is now available on demand. Patty reminisces with several Twin Cities jazz legends, who have achieved local and national acclaim, including Carei Thomas (piano), Steve Blons (guitar), Dean Brewington (sax),...
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  While in town to support her recent release “Code Noir” with a show at the Dakota, triple-threat vocalist-composer-arranger Carmen Lundy spent some time visiting with Jazz88’s Michele Jansen on The Afternoon Cruise.  Listen below. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017072014542541.mp3
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Joel Shapira: “In Essence” The guitar, and its distant kin, the piano, are self-contained orchestras. Few other instruments possess their range in dynamics and melodic potential. If you’re going to master either, it helps to be keenly aware of that. It also doesn’t hurt to have a universal sphere of interests. I can’t think of...
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Bobb Fantauzzo led a stellar group in the third “A Weaving of Traditions” concert at the Minnesota History Center in April. Recorded for broadcast, the program is now available on demand. It is commonly held that jazz developed out of a synthesis of European and African music. However, few people are aware that jazz was also...
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