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What seems like decades ago but was only a few years, producer and pop craftsman Don Was, of Detroit, seized the reins at the House Of Blue Note records. For anybody who showed consternation at the time, and there were a few pundits, Was immediately showed himself to be both reverent steward and a bold...
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    “Transformation is the highest expression of change.” Apt words from composer, reed man and Jazz At Lincoln Center mainstay Ted Nash when he was asked to distill his new release for Tiger Turn records. Indeed, transformation has been the bye-word for the past year  for reasons I need not explain. As it applies...
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  Anoka-based singer/songwriter Betty Danger released her fist full length cd “Enigma” this week. Recorded completely at home, it’s self-produced and entirely original material. Betty describes herself as “Outlaw Folk.” She breaks it down better than I can, and she plays live as well.     Expect to hear Betty Danger and many other local...
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Colorful Spring Garden, wikimedia
  Luigi Romolo spoke with Patty Peterson about why the weather pattern has felt so cool this spring. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20210504095554-LuigiromeloMay4.mp3 This interview occurred May 4th, 2021 during the Morning Show with Patty Peterson. More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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Sprig Of That
  If you are a regular listener to KBEM, hopefully you’ve heard Phil Nusbaum’s informative and entertaining feature Twin Cities This Week/Twin Cities Weekend. On a recent playback, I was intrigued by a new band, Sprig Of That, who discussed in-depth a new recording, Eight Threads.Like Phil’s featurette, the group had received an endowment from...
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