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April 2019
Founder and artistic director of Brownbody, Deneane Richburg, talks about the organizations upcoming figure skating performances called Brownbody: Tracing Sacred Steps. Deneane was joined by Brownbody members Lajuné McMillian and Steven Smith. Brownbody combines modern dance, theater, social justice practice, and figure skating and present artistic work on and off of the ice. Brownbody’s artistic...
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Jazz88’s resident foodie, Matt Gundrum, examines new venues for Bibuta, Cheese Louise, and Bark and the Bite.  Also: an obit for soon-to-close Lyn-Lake deli Mevyn, an examination of the food categories in City Pages’ new Best of the Twin Cities list, and a plug for some fine eats at the brand-new home of the Minnesota...
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The Jazz88 Business Circle is a community of businesses and organizations who value and support our mission of Jazz, Roots Music and Education. We encourage you to let them know you appreciate their support! Learn more about sponsoring Jazz88 as a business Thanks go to our generous business supporters including: All Energy Solar    ...
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State Climatologist Luigi Romolo recaps the winter storm from last week and previews a pleasant turn in the weather later this week. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190419084334-romolo190416.mp3 Originally aired Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 on The Morning Show with Patty Peterson.
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The Greg Byers Ensemble is lead by the cellist and bassist who bears the groups namesake.  Byers is a transplant to Minneapolis via Rochester, NY trained in the Suzuki method of Cello which he started at a young age. Greg is joined by Aaron Hedenstrom (Saxophone), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Javier Santiago (Piano) and L.A. Buckner...
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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88, this special concert will be held at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members...
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The 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival runs through April 20th. Premiering more than 250 new independent and international films from around the globe at Saint Anthony Main Theatre and venues around town. The 9th Annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival is April 12th  through the 14th in River Falls, Wisconsin. The Festival features over 40 hours...
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On Friday, April 5th, twelve groups of students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design competed for money prizes to start a creative venture in the first annual PitchFest! Representatives from the First and Third place teams came to Jazz88 to talk about their winning projects. Kelsey Maher and her team, Studio Lumo, won...
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Sommelier Jill Mott explains the wines of Alsace and their ability to pair well with spicy and salty fare, especially Asian flavors. Approximately 90% of wines produced in Alsace are white. Most wines are actually fermented dry instead of popular belief that they are sweet. Being bottled in a characteristic flûte doesn’t help this stigma. Styles...
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Our guests this week are pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira. They’re doing a project together in tribute of two famous albums from the 60s, recorded by pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall. Evans and Hall released Undercurrent in 1962 and in 1966 released Intermodulation. Larry and Joel will payed tribute to these...
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