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Mid West Music Fest with Festival Director Dylan Hillaker

Mid West Music Fest with Festival Director Dylan Hillaker


The Oak Center General Store Part 2

Today on Culture Clique we bring you Part 2 of our series on a Minnesota music venue that is truly a hidden gem, The Oak Center General Store. The Oak Center General Store, as the name implies, is more than a music venue, it’s also a general store, much like your grandparents might remember or like you might see in an old movie. It has also been home to a woodshop and has been the storefront for Earthen Path Organic Farms. The building has housed a general store and community meeting room since it’s construction in 1913 and it’s doors where only closed for 6 short years in the 1970s. In other words, this place has been open and operating for nearly one-hundred and ten years. If you aren’t yet aware of the Oak Center General Store, then you are in for a treat. I’m Bill Stoneberg and I hope that you enjoy this story of The Oak Center General Store as much as I enjoyed making it. Here’s Part 2 of our look into The Oak Center General Store, today on Culture Clique.

Original air date: 04/28/22.
Culture Clique is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


The Oak Center General Store Part 1

Today on Culture Clique we bring you the first in a two-part series on a Minnesota music venue that is truly a hidden gem, The Oak Center General Store. The Oak Center General Store, as the name implies, is more than a music venue, it’s also a general store, much like your grandparents might remember or like you might see in an old movie. It has also been home to a woodshop and has been the storefront for Earthen Path Organic Farms. The building has housed a general store and community meeting room since it’s construction in 1913 and its doors where only closed for 6 short years in the 1970s. In other words, this place has been open and operating for nearly one-hundred and ten years. If you aren’t yet aware of the Oak Center General Store, then you are in for a treat. I’m Bill Stoneberg and I hope that you enjoy this story of The Oak Center General Store as much as I enjoyed making it. Here’s Part One of our look into The Oak Center General Store, today on Culture Clique.

Listen to a podcast version of part 1 and other KQAL original programming by going to kqal.org.
Original air date: 04/21/22.
Culture Clique is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Centerstage Minnesota, April 29, 2022

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Hattie Peterson, Annie Mack, Kind Country, Christopher David Hanson Band, Superior Siren, Mary Cutrufello and more.


Northwest MN Foundation: ISO Landlords with Heart

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation seeks landlords to take part in their Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund initiative that aims to help homeless youth in their transition to becoming successful renters. Northwest Minnesota Foundation serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties as well as the Red Lake and the White Earth Nations. Margaret Krueger, Program Officer with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation was joined by participating landlord Kyle Baril to discuss the goals and benefits of the program in this conversation with All Thing Considered host Katie Carter.


Call for Artists: Umbrellas of Unity

Umbrellas of Unity is a collaborative installation that will fill the ceiling of the Kaul Gallery at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji this August. Painter Mary Therese thought of the idea as a means of salve and healing in times of societal unrest. Artists interested in contributing to this unique exhibit are invited to submit their design concepts to the Watermark by May 6th. Selected artists will receive necessary paints, markers, and the umbrella that will ultimately become part of this thematic show!


International Workers Day

For International Workers Day, Stay Human hosts a May Day celebration, featuring Dennis Montgomery, Jack Nachbar on his favorite pro-labor movies, insights into the IWW on the Iron Range a hundred years ago, and into the 21st Century labor movement. Story and song, for spirit and courage.


EP197 No More Worlds To Conquer

A new 2022 Blues release from an artist who’s known to be associated with Rock.


EP196 Salute to Chicago Blues Masters

In the year 2000 Telarc Blues label released a 3-album salute to three Chicago Blues Masters.


SXSW Showcase

In this episode of Real College Podcast we tag along with our host Casey McCabe as he takes us on a trip to SXSW in the heart of Austin, TX. In the first ever Real College Podcast SXSW Showcase you will hear from the following artists: Cindy Cane, the Free Radicals, Jane N The Jungle, Minimal Schlager, OJO, Sofia Talvik, The Aquadolls, and The Heavy Hours!

They will be answering the following questions:
1:06-Introduce yourself, what has your SXSW experience been like so far?
14:25-Describe your sound, what music inspires you to create?
29:00-What songs would you recommend to a first time listener?
35:42-What is coming next?
44:26-How can we find you and your music online?


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