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.


397 Pieces

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Caption: Pat O'Keefe with bass clarinet, Credit: Scott Miller
Pat O’Keefe plays an instrument that is not well known to the general public, the bass clarinet. But Pat shows us that the instrument expresses a v...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dean Magraw, Credit: Manfred Pollert
After years of playing together, Dean Magraw and Eric Kamau Gravatt have finally recorded a CD. It contains mature, avant garde work for guitar and...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Anthony Cox, Credit: Anthony Cox
Anthony Cox is a Twin Cities bassist who has played world stages during his career, but now that he's back in his home turf, he's leading local ban...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Tim Cheesebrow, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Tim has some great new songs, a great new CD, a fresh perspective, and he rolls it all together into a great show on Saturday October 4.

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Mac Santiago, Managing Director of Jazz Central Studios, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
We talk to Mac Santiago, managing director of Jazz Central about David Karr’s music, and about what it is like to play with David Karr. Karr's next...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Jane Jany
The first concert was in 2003, and now it’s a major family, locally-produced International music event. We speak with event organizer Pavel Jany, t...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Curtis and Loretta as the Haymarket Minstrels, Credit: Carr Hagerman
Curtis and Loretta transform themselves into the Haymarket Minstrels for Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, which they are playing Sept 13-14, 2014....

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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It’s the 13th year of the Washington County Bluegrass Festival, held at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve near Stillwater, MN, 2-6pm on September 6, 2014....

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Davina and the Vagabonds, Credit: Christie Williams
Davina and the Vagabonds, definite road warriors take the stage in their home base, Minneapolis on August 29, 2014. There'll be lots of sassy vocal...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dan Newton, leader of Cae Accordion, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Cafe Accordion leader Dan Newton discusses the directions for Cafe Accordion. Established in 1995, variety is the key to the group's success.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jack Klatt, Credit: James Eastman
Jack Klatt talks about how he met Charlie Parr, and also reflects on his work with Charlie, as we play examples of Jack's work solo and with Charli...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Scott Crosbie at the piano, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band is the Centerpiece of an Evening of Entertainment at Centennial Lakes in Edina, the program begins with n...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Poor Benny, Credit: Lois Bjorlie
Debbie Cash, Lead Naturalist for the Harriet Alexander Nature Center and Recreation Program Supervisor for Roseville Parks and Recreation tells us ...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Phil Heywood and Tim Sparks, Twin Cities guitarists with long track records of success, combine talents for a memorable performance at the Aster Ca...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Becky J and Rahjta Ren, Credit: Jim Larson
When Becky J and Rahjta Ren perform, it's a close collaboration between a great singer and an imaginative keyboardist.

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Mark Martin, Credit: Dawn Peterson-Cobb
One-man band Mark Martin tells us how his one man band got started and how he does it.

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Steve Heckler in the Jazz Festival office, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a great showcase for Jazz, including the great variety of local acts.

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jon Pemberton, Credit: Lana Pemberton
Jon's group plays the Loring Pasta Bar in Minneapolis on June 21. The group plays there every couple of months. Jon has a solo piano show at Sunfis...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Shai Hayo, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
It's a 9-piece salsa band and is playing on Friday the 13 at the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis. And don't forget their monthly shows at Santorini's i...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: George Maurer and the Apollo Men's Chorus, Credit: Knock, Inc
Apollo Male Chorus artistic director Sean Vogt talks about the development of new choral works that relate to jazz and pop.

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  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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