Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5 to 8-minute, highly produced heads-ups highlighting great musical activities in the Twin Cities broadly conceived. The pieces feature the musicians, their music, club owners, fans, in short all of those responsible for creating musical experiences.

The Twin Cities is home to many musical forms, including jazz, folk, Latin, gospel and bluegrass to name a few. Each week on Twin Cities weekend, we select an upcoming performance and in 5 to 8 highly produced minutes, give it context. The shows are entertaining and informative. Producer is Phil Nusbaum of KBEM-FM, Minneapolis, and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


630 Pieces

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Verdi’s La Traviata will be performed at the Canopy Hotel in Minneapolis Fri-Sunday May 27 through 29. But it’s not set on a typical opera stage, b...

  • Added: May 21, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Carolyne Naomi, Credit: Kelechi Uchegbu
Carolyne Naomi brings her Afro R and B to the Inver Glen library in Grove Heights, this Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM. Carolyne was born in Nigeria an...

  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kendra Glenn, Credit: Roosevelt Mansfield
Kendra Glenn plays KJ’s Hideaway in Saint Paul This Friday at 6:30. As a kid in Chicago, Kendra developed the chops to do what she does today: When...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kenny Thomas, Credit: Diane Thomas
Kenne Thomas is a Twin Cities drummer with broad experiences and a bent towards arranging. He leads his K-Tet into Jazz Central Studios Saturday ni...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tearra Oso PREZ cover art , Credit: Michael Haug
Tearra Oso continues her work in a field she calls Bomba-Pop. It’s a marriage of a traditional Puerto Rican form with a pop sensibility. In her new...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Genesis Jazz Orchestra, Credit: Shirley Miska
The Genesis Jazz Orchestra is ready for its Big Show welcoming spring, this Sunday. It will be in the Rosemount Community Center at 4PM. Genesis of...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks, Credit: Ali Hasbach
The English pop group the Beatles cast a shadow that covers generations of music. Next Tuesday at the Dakota in Minneapolis, 4 leading local guitar...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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The Good The Bad and The Funky has been around a quarter of a century. Layne Bender of the Good the Bad and the Funky talked about the group recent...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lila Ammons , Credit: Andrea Canter
Lila Ammons performs Saturday night April first and second at the Umbraa in Minneapolis. Twin Cities music fans know Lila Ammons for her renditions...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Nathan Nelson
This Sunday night, Jennifer Grimm sings Judy Garland, 7PM at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Jennifer told Phil Nusbaum that she has always identifi...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maddie Thies, Credit: Darin Kamnetz
Maddie Thies was born in Minnesota but spent many years in Seoul, South Korea. She’s been back for a long time, but one outcome of her travels is f...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Review , Credit: Raquel Mendez
The American Roots Revue next performance at…..Larry Long told Phil Nusbaum that The American Roots Revue grew from a project done with J.D. Steele...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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The Will Kjeer Quintet plays at KJ’s Hideaway in Saint Paul this Saturday Night March 19 starting at 9:30PM. It is a modern Jazz group, and include...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Aida Shahghasemi composes Multi-Layered Songs, and she is proving that you don’t have to understand Pharisee to enjoy her work. She plays and sings...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Craig Clark, Credit: Neil Schloner
Craig Clark, originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, leads his blues band into KJs Hideaway in Saint Paul this Friday night March 11. Craig’s ban...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ginger Commodore, Credit: Tom Wallace
Ginger and Bobby Commodore’s birthdays are celebrated a calendar week apart. So the couple’s birthday celebration at the Dakota promises to be a re...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robb Henry, Credit: Paul Lundgren
Veteran Twin Cities guitarist Robb Henry used the time during the Covid pandemic to both dig into his archives and create some new lines. The resul...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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Barbaro and Sprig of That are two bands from Minneapolis with completely different progressive bluegrass missions. They share the Icehouse stage Fr...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:00