Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-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-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.


400 Pieces

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Caption: The High 48s
We learn about the high 48's performance and jam camp at the MN Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in Richmond, MN. Show for Aug 5 - 9, 2013.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Irv Williams at the Dakota, Credit: http://www.dakotacooks.com/artist/irv-williams/
Irv Williams is 94 years old on Aug 17, On August 16, Irv plays his weekly gig at the Dakota in Minneapolis. Irv is a Twin Cities musical instituti...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Credit: Ron Colby
The Middle Spunk Creek Boys bluegrass group has been around since 1968, The group created the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival in Minneapolis' Mi...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Lady J Griot, Credit: KFAI publicity shot
The Selby Avenue Jazz Fest: a local institution with great local acts and a national one, community activities, and a location for teaching about A...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: SteamHeat, Credit: Brad Tutch
SteamHeat has a show on Sept 20, 2013. Band members tell of how much fun it is to play big band music.

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
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Caption: Gary Schulte, Credit: promotional photo
Piece centers on a swing dance hosted by the Park Grove Library in Cottage Grove, MN. We hear from Gary Schulte, the swing violinist leading the tr...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: la Familia Torres-Pena, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
The group, la Familia Torres-Pena has been prominent in Twin Cities Mexican music for decades. The couple's two children figure in this group. In t...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The New Standards, Credit: Travis Anderson
Program for Oct 7-11, 2013, The New Standards re-imagines great songs of the past 40 years. We talk about how the trio got started, how the member...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dakota Dave Hull
Piece for broadcast Oct 14-17. Dave talks about the inspirations for a few of the tunes on his new, all-original CD.

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Benny Weinbeck Trio, Credit: Travis Anderson
Get ready for a performance by the Benny Weinbeck trio at the Parma 8200 Club in Bloomington, MN. The piece tells how Benny got hooked on jazz pian...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Cornbread harris at home, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Friday night Nov 1, Cornbread Harris continues his run of 6 -10PM shows at the Loring Pasta Bar in Minneapolis. On the piece we meet Cornbread, who...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Rey Rivera, JazzMN percussionist, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Tito Puente had a career spanning over 50 years, and is considered one of the prime movers of Latin Jazz. This show gets listeners ready for the Ti...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dee Langley, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
In the land of 10,000 accordion players, this is an annual highlight accordion event not to be missed. Listeners hear about the event and the playi...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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It's a swing band with two great Twin Cities singers, Rhonda Laurie and Mary Anne Sullivan. From listening and dancing points of view, it is bond t...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Blues Team's CD Release Party and Anti-Cancer Charity Event. Piece for Nov 25-29, 2013. Paul Metsa and Willie Walker are releasing a new set of Bl...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Kim and Quillan Roe, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
McKnight Fellowship award winner the Roe Family Singers play for lunch at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis on Dec 14, and that night, perform at the W...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Alma Andina, Credit: Hugh Garrido
Alma Andina (Andes folk music) shares the bill with Malamaya (playing a variety of Cuban forms) at the Cedar Cultural Center, Dec 6, 2013.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Monroe Crissing , Credit: Jamey Guy
We meet Mark and Lisa from Monroe Crossing and talk about the season and some of the group's songs.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Jeffrey Fortson
We talk to Jennifer about her musical background and the fun she has at here weekly Sunday show at Manitou Station in White Bear lake with her brot...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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