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Emily Reese
Singers Debbie Duncan, Charmin Michelle and Dennis Spears talk about their upcoming shows at the Capri Theater. Legends Bouquet brings together the first trio of singers who performed in the very first Legends concert that took place at the Capri 10 years ago. Charmin, Debbie and Dennis will recreate some of the selections from their initial performance as well...
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Isla Tuliro is about colonialism in the Philippines. In Marlina Gonzalez‘s new play, the idyllic life of the KAYUMANGGIs, brown-skinned islanders who live by the ocean, is disrupted by the sudden arrival of mythical creatures from the sea and sky, speaking strange languages, claiming the islands as their own and making up rules on how...
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The Mississippi River Gorge through the Twin Cities and Kinnickinnic River near Afton appear on the 2018 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers from AmericanRivers.org. Olivia Dorothy is the Associate Director of the Upper Mississippi River Basin from American Rivers and joined the Morning Show to talk about the list. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20180410082850169.mp3 Originally aired Apr. 10,...
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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter grew up in a jazz family, active in the Twin Cities’ music scene for the majority of the 20th century. We invited him to talk with us about the roll jazz plays in his life, and to share his vision for the city of St. Paul. The State of the...
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The Panama Jazz Festival is this week and Jazz88’s Janis Lane-Ewart is there chatting with performers. Following Wednesday night’s concert, she spoke with pianist Danilo Perez and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. You can hear their thoughts below! http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20180118071749153.mp3 Danilo Perez at the Panama Jazz Festival. Originally aired Jan. 18, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily...
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Rio Nido is one of the Twin Cities’ most beloved and enduring vocal jazz ensembles. The group began in the late 1970s, when chanteuse Prudence Johnson joined forces with ace guitarists and singers Tim Sparks and Tom Lieberman.  Their Minneapolis-based group’s debut LP, “I Like to Riff,” is considered by many to be a classic of...
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Performer Lisa Brimmer stopped by the Morning Show today to talk about tonight’s show at Icehouse. The Feels provides artists with a positive environment to debut new music and poetry. The show starts at 10 PM. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171227081900150.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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Jazz88’s Development Officer, Janis Lane-Ewart, talks about the musicianship of and her friendship with pianist Willie Pickens III, a Chicago-area pianist who recorded and played with the likes of Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Elvin Jones and Buddy DeFranco. Pickens died in New York City on Dec. 13, 2017. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171218073046149.mp3 Originally aired on the Morning Show...
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Minnesota pianist/composer Joe Chouinard has a new CD out of Christmas music called Joey to the World. He’s done arrangements of some of his favorite Christmas songs, with one original called “Yellowstone.” You can celebrate the release of the CD along with Joe at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Joining...
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Japanese pop-star turned jazz musician, Senri Oe, is back in Minneapolis for two special performances on Tuesday, Nov. 28. He stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about the shows, his new holiday song “The Garden Christmas” and his new solo album that drops next year. His first show is at MSP International Airport in...
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