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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route



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, July 17, 2020

Centerstage Minnesota, July 17, 2020

CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at 2:00 and 10:00 on KAXE/KBXE.


Centerstage Minnesota, July 10, 2020

Centerstage Minnesota, July 10, 2020

CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music, hosted by Brett Carter on KAXE/KBXE.


Curtis and Loretta Evolve Internet Shows

Curtis and Loretta Evolve Internet Shows

Curtis and Loretta had to curtail their extensive folk music travelling on account of the pandemic. One response of theirs is to do more streaming shows, and there are four in rapid succession starting Monday September 28. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Curtis and Loretta talked about Covid’s effect on their career.


Ely man is first to sail a Sunfish Sailboat to and around Isle Royale

Ely man is first to sail a Sunfish Sailboat to and around Isle Royale

Matt Graves of Ely recently did something he’s pretty sure no one else has….sailed his little sit-on-top Sunfish Sailboat solo to and around Isle Royale in Lake Superior.


New mystery novel is set on the North Shore

New mystery novel is set on the North Shore

Author Jeffrey Briggs has a new mystery novel out, “Within A Shadowed Forest,” and it’s set along the North Shore!


MHB – Variety Is the Spice of Life

MHB – Variety Is the Spice of Life

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! A variety of masterful tunes on this episode of MHB, including a new one by Ted Hajnasiewicz and new artist, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. And we spread the news that Yuengling beer is coming west–all on MHB!

(Aired 09/17/2020)


Sarah Larsson Participates in Community-Based Music and Launches New Podcast Despite Covid

Sarah Larsson Participates in Community-Based Music and Launches New Podcast Despite Covid

Sarah Larsson of Minneapolis sings and plays in multiple traditions and also serves as a community worker. She has formal music in her background. Sarah Sings in the Nightingale Trio, which takes a formal approach to eastern European folk songs.


Maintaining our mental health during COVID

Maintaining our mental health during COVID

We’re in month six of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us are tired, sad, or stressed. Will spoke with Professor Tai Mendenhall from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science about why we might be feeling this way, and what we can do to combat it.


Elderberry – benefits and uses – highlighted in new book, “Everything Elderberry”

Elderberry – benefits and uses – highlighted in new book, “Everything Elderberry”

Used for centuries to fight illness, the elderberry’s reputation as an effective home remedy for colds and flu have been borne out by numerous scientific studies.


Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis Responds to the Crises Following the Death of George Floyd

Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis Responds to the Crises Following the Death of George Floyd

Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis Responds to the Crises Following the Death of George Floyd

To respond to the crises after the death of George Floyd, Pangea World Theater created a concert called the Burning Truth project. The next Burning Truth project performance in a Burnsville backyard, Sunday Sept 20 at 4PM. It is curated by Katia Cardenas. Phil Nusbaum talked with Katia, and also to Pangea director Meena Natarajan who told how the project got started.

Note: Natarajan = Na TRAH Gen


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