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Three years ago, I was in Boston at Harmonix Music Systems, visiting a composer who works there. Harmonix is a studio known for making video games tied to music, like Guitar Hero, Rock Band and the fantastic motion-based game Fantasia: Music Evolved.* When the composer, Steve Pardo, found out we were from Minneapolis, he starting professing his love for...
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New Orleans group the Rebirth Brass Band is playing two shows at the Dakota Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Rebirth started in 1983 when the members were all still in high school. Brothers Philip and Keith Frazier are two of the founding members, Philip on sousaphone and Keith on bass drum....
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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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Cuban-born, Minneapolis-based pianist Nachito Herrera plays at the Dakota Friday night, showcasing the music of American composer George Gerswhin and Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. The show will be recorded, and released as Nachito’s third Live at the Dakota album. This will also be his first solo record. Hear Nachito talk about Gerswhin, Lecuona, and recording...
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In October 1997, Kevin Barnes launched String Theory, a unique radio show which explores a world of compelling music, on 88.5 FM. Join as at The Dakota, Sunday, November 12th from 4 to 6 p.m. for a special celebration featuring performances by a wonderfully diverse group of String Theory friends including: Dean Magraw, Steven Hobert,...
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Brian Pertl is the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet and their upcoming show at the Dakota on Tuesday, October 17. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171013072809114.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
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Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Makana talks about the tradition of that music and his upcoming show (Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017) at the Dakota. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108330569.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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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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