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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

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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".

Klockow Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MN

Klockow Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MN

Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids hosts a wide variety of events. Grant Frashier talks with owners Andy and Tasha Klockow.

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Hill Annex Mine State Park, Calument, MN

Hill Annex Mine State Park, Calument, MN

Close to Home went on a tour of Hill Annex Mine State Park in Calument.

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The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 4, The Season Finale featuring Jeremy Messersmith

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 4, The Season Finale featuring Jeremy Messersmith

Well then! Season 7 of the Granite City Radio Theater has come to a close . . . and it was EPIC!

First off, Special Musical Guest Jeremy Messersmith transfixed the audience with songs of wit, wisdom, and wonder with some help from our ever ethereal house band Collective Unconscious!

Secondly, the Shade’s Brigade Crew dove deep into our Central Minnesotan timeline to bridge the paradox between drama and comedy!

Thirdly, Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge was so inspiring with its comic book first round, that its affected the way we’ve decided to type up sentences from now on! (It’s a writing joke, dontchaknow!)

Fourthly, Ole n Lena saved a Historic Trolley ride from a Stearns County Cluck-Nado! (with a little help from Collective Unconscious and Jeremy Messersmith . . . making his live animal acting debut!)

Fifthly, SuccessCO continued its borderline support of the show through a total lack of common sense!

Sixthly, The Honorable Mayor Dave Klies not only judged a SuccessCO Grillmaster Showdown, but he also shared a poem from the heart about fear, loneliness, and a stolen trident!

Seventhly, Wild Scholastica went to Prom!

Eighthly, there was some real fun that was had during the intermission . . . which is included in this here podcast!

Thank you again for your ears, your laughter, and your hearts for all these seven seasons! Have a great summer from the Granite City Radio Theater!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant!

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Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 3 with Adam Hammer

Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 3 with Adam Hammer

Marking the end of the winter in grand fashion, the Granite City Radio Theater’s third episode of its seventh season brought some much needed warmth to central Minnesota airwaves the night of Wednesday, March 13, 2019. It was cuddly, but not in a weird way . . .

What ever do we mean?

Well, we had special musical guest, local musical icon Adam Hammer joining Collective Unconscious and showing us why he’s the Musical Director from GREAT Theater’s production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

We also had the Shade’s Brigade crew meet up with new and old friends right here in St. Cloud as writer Eric Webster digs deep into Minnesota history to “solve old crimes” (and there were A LOT of them!)

Dam Barth’s Trivia Challenge reaches new depths of triviality . . .

Speaking of new depths, Lena and Ole hold a press conference to address an immerging crisis.

SuccessCo once again sponsors parts of the show with products you should probably buy.

Wild Scholastica goes to the 2019 State Hockey Tournament.

The Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis waxes inspirational about the snow.

AND one of our esteemed cast members prepares for her St. Cloud citizenship test. How do you think you would do?

See, cuddly, but not weird!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen

After 7 seasons of holiday cheer, we think we’ve got the jingle just right in our bells!

In this night of theatrical yule tidiness, you’ll find a number of presents to unwrap after giving each a proper shaking! Including . . .

Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen backed up by house band Collective Unconscious . . .

The Shades Brigade crew investigating the Heist of St. Martin . . .

Holiday Trivia with Dan Barth featuring SCSU President Dr. Robbyn Wacker . . .

Numerous SuccessCO products you may or may not want to stuff into a stocking . . .

The Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis warms the heart and balances the budget . . .

Ole n Lena reveal the secrets of Santa . . .

The true and totally unembellished story of the Moldovan Meatball Bandit . . .

Wild Scholastica continues its four-part series on the bizarre habits of middle schoolers . . .

AND, there’s always the outtake from intermission . . . which is mostly just Muggsy noodling!

Thank you again for your ears, your laughter, and your hearts! Happy holidays from the Granite City Radio Theater regardless of whatever holiday you choose to hold dear!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest Carrie Schneider

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest Carrie Schneider

It’s Season 7 of the Granite City Radio Theater!

SEASON 7! Seriously! What the what?!?!?

We’re still the same, AND we’re different, all at the same time!

Special musical guest Carrie Schneider joins house band Collective Unconscious to put the alt into alt-country as this long time staple of the St. Cloud musical community is packing up and moving to Nashville.

The Shade’s Brigade crew has retired . . . to St. Cloud where Jack founds his new detective agency, and they visit with a ghost at the old Elk’s Club.

Ole and Lena confront one of the deepest political divides of our time.

The Honorable Mayor honors SCSU Homecoming.

Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge is challenging.

AND SuccessCo succeeds in achieving an even low bar of success than anyone thought possible!

Plus, as a podcast intermission special, you’ll get to hear Muggsy Lauer meandering on his guitar as other fun things float through the air from the Pioneer Place on 5th Theater live studio audience! Seriously, people, the mic is always live!!!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio Present Nigh of the Living Dead!

GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio Present Nigh of the Living Dead!

Before Southerners hid in prisons and had to deal with barbed wire baseball bats and governors . . .

Before the overrun shopping malls . . .

Before Brad Pitt made a movie that had little to do with the book . . .

There was where it all started . . . Night of the Living Dead!

When you’re hiding out in the cellar trying not to get eaten, join GREAT Theatre for their gruesome adaptation of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead!

Broadcast LIVE from the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater on Saturday, October 27, 2018, this is the second year of KVSC Radio and GREAT Theatre’s partnership to bring classic radio drama to your Halloween season!

Enjoy!

. . . while you can.

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The Untold Story of Faarrow in St. Cloud!

The Untold Story of Faarrow in St. Cloud!

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, the Midnimo Project partnership between SCSU, the Cedar Cultural Center, and Paramount Arts continues as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Faarrow, a hip hop sister duo from Toronto.

Originally from Mogadishu, Iman and Siham Hashi came to the West as children and have developed their artistic musical talent in places like Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the South by Southwest festival. Throughout the week of March 24, 2019, they were visiting classrooms and Boys & Girls Clubs all over town and then performed on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud, where admission was free for students and teachers. Check out KVSC.org for details!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Untold Story of the Central Minnesota Arts Board and Their Recent Round of Arts & Cultural Heritage Funded Project  Grants with Leslie LeCuyer

The Untold Story of the Central Minnesota Arts Board and Their Recent Round of Arts & Cultural Heritage Funded Project Grants with Leslie LeCuyer

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we look at the impact of arts funding as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Leslie LaCuyer, Executive Director for the Central Minnesota Arts Board.

The CMAB has just wrapped up another round of awarding Project Grants to various arts organizations around the central Minnesota area, and the impact of these 23 Legacy funded events and programs will be felt both on our city streets and out in our local cornfields.

From dance to poetry, from elementary aged children to senior citizens, and from dinner theater to festivals that celebrate our common roots, the work that the Central Minnesota Arts Board is promoting through their use of MN Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is diverse, poignant, and probably coming to a community organization near you!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Untold Story of Beaver Island Bluegrass

The Untold Story of Beaver Island Bluegrass

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack discovers a dedicated blue grass community that’s been hiding in plain sight for a couple years now. The Beaver Island Brewing Company in St. Cloud hosts an open bluegrass jam on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm that occasionally features upwards of twenty musicians drawn from all over the area. Some are retired, some work, but all have a song in their heart they’d like to share!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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