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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN



Grant Frashier travels to the Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork to see the exhibit "First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering Indian Boarding Schools".

EP172 Lowell Fulson

EP172 Lowell Fulson

Lowell Fulson was a blues icon with a great history and is still an influence today to many blues musicians.


The Untold Story of SCSU Archivist Tom Steman’s KVSC Trivia Question, a Letter from Sinclair Lewis, and much more from the University Archives

The Untold Story of SCSU Archivist Tom Steman’s KVSC Trivia Question, a Letter from Sinclair Lewis, and much more from the University Archives

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Prodcuder Jeff Carmack heads over to the University Archives once again to chat with Archivist Tom Steman.

This visit includes a new partnership between the Archives and the Minnesota Historical Society for an upcoming Sinclair Lewis exhibit, SCSU’s connection with Bugs Bunny, a deep dive into the faculty developed board game that became one of the big point questions during KVSC Trivia this year, and much more!


Granite City Radio Theater Season 9 Episode 1 with Musical Guest Jeff Engholm

Granite City Radio Theater Season 9 Episode 1 with Musical Guest Jeff Engholm

From the eerie darkness of the Pioneer Place on 5th Theater in a still mostly closed up downtown St. Cloud, it’s Season 9 of the Granite City Radio Theater!

Even without a live studio audience, the show not only went on, but it went off!

Collective Unconscious’s very own Jeff Engholm was our musical guest as he premiered brand new music off his upcoming solo album Little Big Things.

Shade’s Brigade got even shadier as enemies gathered from all sides at Jack Shade’s favorite St. Cloud “days of yore/noire” haunt, Frenchie’s.

Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge truly challenged the visibly shaken band.

And comedically speaking, homes were paraded, channels were flipped, mounds were mounted, the anthropological background of junior hockey was examined, zoom got way too personal, and the Honorable Mayor showed a senior moment by forgetting all about Ole & Lena vs Santa Claus.

Please join us for our next Granite City Radio Theater of the season on Wednesday, April 28 with special musical guest Davina Sowers from Davina & The Vagabonds!

More information to come on whether or not there will be a live studio audience. We have no clue right now, so . . . mask up and get yer vaccine and we’ll see!


EP171 Nora Jean Wallace

EP171 Nora Jean Wallace

Newest release from a Blues veteran, Nora Jean Wallace, who has been missing in action for the past 16 years.


EP170 Pee Wee Crayton

EP170 Pee Wee Crayton

The first electric Blues artist to use a Fender Stratocaster given to him by Leo Fender himself.


EP169 Hollywood Fats Band

EP169 Hollywood Fats Band

Hollywood Fats (Michael Mann) was a young guitar player who loved the sounds and style of musics from a time long past.


The Untold Story of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

The Untold Story of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, we start off Black History Month with an innovative partnership that has come together around the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. Joining Arts & Culture Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack are representatives from three of the partner programs working with the Museum and Gallery, Caitlin Carlson, Program Curator from the Stearns History Museum; Mary Warner, Executive Director, and Ann Marie Johnson, Preservationist, from the Morrison County Historical Society; and Karah Hawkinson, Program Coordinator for the Sherburne History Center.

Along with the Benton County Historical Society, Sourcewell, and Rethos, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery has their first online event on Saturday, February 6th at 11:00AM with the co-founders of the museum. Programs over the next two Saturdays after that include a discussion about the role of the arts and artists in social justice movements and then a talk about memorializing the art that occurred on the plywood boarding used all over Minnesota to protect businesses during the aftermath of the George Floyd murder.


EP168 Blues in the Mississippi Night by Alan Lomax

EP168 Blues in the Mississippi Night by Alan Lomax

Recorded at Decca Studios late one night into the early morning hours in 1947, three Chicago musicians reminisced their former times in early 20th century Mississippi.


EP167 Moanin’ Jack Webb

EP167 Moanin’ Jack Webb

An eclectic collection of songs with a familiar theme in their lyrical content. The debut album from ‘Moanin’ Jack Webb’, ‘2020 Pandemic of Fear’


EP166 A Tribute to Jeff Healey

EP166 A Tribute to Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey was well known for his Blues/Rock, but his true love and passion was for American Jazz.


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