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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route

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Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.

Centerstage, Minnesota, September 6, 2019

Centerstage, Minnesota, September 6, 2019

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

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First Friday Arts Cavalcade: Grand Rapids, MN

First Friday Arts Cavalcade: Grand Rapids, MN

Every First Friday of the month, we check in with Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She fills us in on all the First Friday happenings around Grand Rapids and lets us know about the new exhibits at the MacRostie. This morning we also had the joy of connecting with Dan Anderson whose media-based installation art is up this month at the MacRostie! Dan discussed his media and film work and let us in on what is behind his exhibit at the MacRostie called “Concepts of Self.”

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First Friday Arts Cavalcade: Cook, Bemidji, Brainerd, Park Rapids & Bigfork

First Friday Arts Cavalcade: Cook, Bemidji, Brainerd, Park Rapids & Bigfork

Every First Friday, Area Voices Producer Katie Carter digs around to find out what art events are going on around the region, Today she hooked us up with happenings in Cook, Bigfork, Brainerd, Park Rapids and Bemidji!

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Ashley Kolka-Lee: Collage Artist

Ashley Kolka-Lee: Collage Artist

Ashley Kolka-Lee’s passion for her small scale, intricately detailed collages that depict life in rural Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan began with an assignment from her middle school art teacher. She’s been creating collages ever since. Her exhibit, made up of pieces ranging from 3 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 inches opens today at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia, MN. John and Heidi spoke with her on the morning show about her inspirations, her techniques and how this passion for tiny paper cut collages began!

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Rick McLean

Rick McLean

This local musician has evolved from a solo folk/punk performer to a plugged-in garage rocker with a backing rhythm section. A constant through this transformation is his sly sense of humor and quirky lyrics. McLean released his latest CD on Friday, June 28 at newish venue the Barbershop in Superior; we geot a preview when he joined us in the studio on Wednesday, June 26 at 2pm.

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Sugar on the Roof

Sugar on the Roof

This group first drew our attention with a performance on last year’s Homegrown Music Festival trolley where the snappily-dressed trio played an old-time music set to an appreciative audience. Formed after a Tamarack Dance Association event, the group features Hibbing residents Megan Orwig Reynolds and Jefferson Reynolds as well as Duluth fiddler Clancy Ward. This year they got to play a stationary stage, with a Homegrown set at Amazing Grace on May 3; we got a preview when they joined us in the studio that afternoon.

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Tobacco to Falafel to Tommy Wiseau

Tobacco to Falafel to Tommy Wiseau

In this episode of RCP we investigate new tobacco laws in Minnesota, the campus falafel debate, and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Oh, also we ask Tommy Wiseau a couple of questions.

0:56 – Tosin Faseemo – Tobacco 21,
6:07 – Ben Halom – Who’s Falafel,
15:05 – AQ – Fringe Festival,
24:02 – Matt & Sam – Tommy Wiseau

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Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – MN Assn of Songwriters

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – MN Assn of Songwriters

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! All MAS show from Wayne Hamilton to Kent Koester, plus we play our monthly SONGWRITING CHALLENGE submissions. All on MHB!

(Aired 09/05/2019)

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The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv…and Maybe is a Little Strange, Too

The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv…and Maybe is a Little Strange, Too

The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola mixes tight arrangements with improvisation. And you might say it tends to be a little dark in mood. Chris talked to Phil Nusbaum about how The House on Fire Band works.

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The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv and Maybe is a Little Strange

The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv and Maybe is a Little Strange

The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola plays at the Ice House Monday Sept 9 about 10:30, and every Monday in September at that place and time. The band mixes tight arrangements with improvisation. And you might say it tends to be a little dark in mood. Chris talked to Phil Nusbaum about The House on Fire Band.

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