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Emily Reese
Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria is performing at the Dakota Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the show and the possibility of a new album. His latest album, Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim, came out in 2015. He’ll perform selections from that release at the...
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Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines the Twin Cities Jazz Festival Saturday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Mears Park in St. Paul. She talked with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about her newest album, “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready” and Saturday’s show. Bridgewater was born in Memphis but moved away when she was 3 years old. She returned to...
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Slam Academy is place for musicians to learn the digital side of music-making, whether as a producer, a DJ, a composer, a recording technician, a sound designer, or any number of ways technology is used in all corners of today’s music industry. Co-founder J. Anthony Allen and Recruitment Specialist Tanya Lano joined Emily Reese on...
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The 4th annual Junior Iron Chef Competition took place at Solar Arts by Chowgirls on Thursday, May 10. Four teams, comprised of two middle-school-aged students and one adult chef, cooked two dishes on the fly in 60 minutes and presented it to the eight celebrity judges. Jazz88’s Emily Reese and Justus Sanchez went to the...
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St. Paul Ballet will complete its season in 1920s New York City. Carmen is an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot with music by composer Richard Erickson. The St. Paul Ballet brings audiences at The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul back to the F. Scott Fitzgerald era with a fresh adaptation on the 1875 opera, Carmen, by French...
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Brazilian pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias was scheduled to play the Dakota Tuesday night, May 1st with shows at 7:00 and 9:00. Due to a family emergency, Elaine  has had to cancel her May 1 concerts.  Our thoughts are with Eliane at this time, and The Dakota is  working on rescheduling this performance for...
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Twin Cities jazz vocal trio Rio Nido came by the Jazz88 studios to perform a handful of tunes on the Morning Show and talk about their upcoming show at the Dakota Friday night, Apr. 27 at 7:00. Rio Nido is Tim Sparks, Tom Lieberman and Prudence Johnson. You’ll hear them perform a Mose Allison tune,...
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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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