Acoustic Stories

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to northern Minnesota art, culture and history.

Made possible in part by the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment.

As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.


252 Pieces

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Steve Downing attended the exhibit "Davidson At Eighty, A Retrospective" at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. The exhibit celebrates the work of...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attended the annual Summer Jazz Camp showcase concert in Grand Rapids. The concert is the culmination of the annual week long jazz ca...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attends the 3rd Annual Rural Arts & Culture Summit at the Univ of Minn-Morris. His view on arts? Art is thriving in rural Minnesota.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attends an photography exhibit by Scott Dalquist at Ripple River Gallery in Deerwood. Also a visit to the Jacques Art Center in Aitki...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews the 2015 Duluth Dylan Fest and the Poetry Showcase with poets Jim Johnson and Sheila Packa and among others. Also a review of...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attended the annual 5th grade art invitational at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. Also viewed an exhibit by Michael Wiltse - "T...

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  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews two exhibits at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids: "Charted Memories" by Keren Kroul - watercolor on paper. Also "The ...

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  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing visits Native North American artist, Leah Yellowbird, at the Artists in Residence Studio at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attended "Porters & Poetry" at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. The event was hosted by the "Uncommon Loons". He also viewed a p...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews an exhibit "Recent Works" by Marley Kaul at the Wild Hare Bistro in Bemidji. Also a visit to the new Talley Gallery on the c...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attended the recent Verse Like Water reading by poet, Marie Howe at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. He also attended an exhibit "A...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews the Beat Cafe III and the Bemijigamaag Powwow.

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:02
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Steve Downing attended a recent rehearsal before the chorus heads off to New York City and Carnegie Hall to perform in the Distinguished Concerts I...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews performances by the Jazz Duo - Tall & Small, a husband and wife team that played live in KAXE studios with Sam Miltich. Also ...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing attended the annual spring concert performed by students of the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program. He also viewed exhibits: Dakot...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing reviews the results of national and statewide econonic studies that show the huge impact that arts and culture activites have in our ...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing views the exhibit "The March" at Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, the art of David Rickert at Jaques Art Center in Aitkin. He also a...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Forget any feelings of guilt you might think you have about our native brothers and sisters and you will find yourself welcome and perhaps evening ...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 07:44
  • Purchases: 2
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An awesome invitation to attend a powwow.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 2
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What's the best part of a powwow?

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 06:38
  • Purchases: 2