Twin Cities Weekend - Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival

August 29, 2016

To many, the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis serves as the exclamation point at the end of a Twin Cities summer. In the piece, the founder of the event, Alan Jesperson, talks to Phil Nusbaum about some of this year’s bands, and about the nuts and bolts of running the festival.

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Twin Cities Weekend, August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

The first thing you need to know about the Swamp Kings is that being geographically challenged has not proved an impediment. The group has been pumping out Louisiana rhythms for over a decade. The key to the successful run is audience engagement, as Swamp Kings leader Tom Harkness explains to Phil Nusbaum.

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Twin Cities Weekend - August 15th, 2016

August 15, 2016

Once she made the decision to enter the field of music, Mayyadda has been firing on all cylinders, creating new songs and recordings to document them. She’s moved by what’s going on around her, and told Phil Nusbaum about it

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Jazz@MPS: Washburn, Roosevelt, South HS Collaboration, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

Tonight on Jazz@MPS we feature three separate concerts combined together to make one full episode. Washburn High School, South High School and Roosevelt High School all in one place.

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Twin Cities Weekend, August 8th 2016

August 8, 2016

The Twin Cities is filled with passionate creators of new music, and much of the greatest work turns up at Composers Night at Studio Z in Saint Paul. Composers night organizer Paul Cantrell told Phil Nusbaum about it.

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Twin Cities Weekend August 4th 2016: Mosquito Bluegrass Jam

August 4, 2016

It’s gotten to be quite a tradition: The City of Roseville hosts the Mosquito Bluegrass jam, this Sunday afternoon at the Frank Rog (rhymes with bog) amphitheater. Roseville’s lead naturalist Debbie Cash told Phil Nusbaum about it.

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Jazz@MPS: Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Aug 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

Tonight a special recording of the Jazz Around Minneapolis combo, from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.  The Jazz Around Minneapolis Combo is under the direction of Corey Needleman, Solomon Parham and Chris Thomson.

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Twin Cities Weekend July 28, 2016: Nershfest

July 25, 2016

What a showcase for local music is Nershfest! It presents ten varied acts in ten hours on two stages in an accessible spot in Saint Paul. Festival organizers Griffen Roer and Adam Marks tell Phil Nusbaum about it. <?xml:namespace prefix = "u1" />

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Jazz@MPS: South HS, Swing Dance, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

Join us for an evening of swing dancing from Minneapolis South High School with band director Eric Sayer.

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Talkin About Jazz w. Carei Thomas

July 25, 2016

Joan Griffith visits with esteemed Twin Cities-based jazz musician and composer Carei Thomas. 

This program is produced with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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