Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.
With the help of a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tracey Wensloff and Sue Suess of Roseau, MN spearheaded a project to build a baseball complex archway for Gilbertson Field in Roseau.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Another MN Association of Songwriters’ show, including an MAS Member Spotlight by Brad Dunse. This month, Brad interviews German-born, Tony Wentersdorf. And we share one writer’s choices for the top Minnesota summer brews. All on MHB!
August 21, 1965, the Beatles invaded Metropolitan Stadium for their first ever Minnesota concert, bringing together a high school photographer with a press pass, a teen dressed to impress, a Catholic schoolgirl and a newspaper intern posing as a waitress for a day they’d never forget. Who knew then that it would be the Fabs only Minnesota concert? Britt Aamodt has the story.
Minneapolis rapper Diane Miller aka D Mills creates thought provoking hip hop work that expresses her authentic self and engages the audience with a fusion of sonic flavors. Produced by Dixie Treiche
Many know Laura Caviani as jazz piano player who leads performing groups. She also teaches at Carlton College in Northfield. But there are no classes now, and scant opportunities to perform, so Laura is doing other projects reflecting her musical roots. For one, Laura is writing music for poetry, an activity she started many years ago.
Author Carolyn Holmbrook is our guest this morning, talking about her book Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify coming out at the perfect time, and the one simple act of affirmation when she was in high school that she never forgot.
We hear from authors Kristin Higgins, Anne Enright, and David Pepper–they all have new novels to tell us about, and later in the show we’ll hear from social media personality and author Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, community member Ryan Zemek will reflect on fatherhood and Cormac McCarthy’s novel the Road, and we’ll hear from Minnesota writer Sun Yung Shin, she’s the editor of the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which was recently selected as our next One Book One Minnesota read.