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.

789 Pieces

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Caption: Graydon Peterson at Crooner's, Credit: Andrea Canter
Graydon Peterson leads Thoughtcast into the Icehouse in Minneapolis at 8PM, Sunday November 20 to celebrate the group’s new CD. Jake Baldwin plays ...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Aaron Kerr, Credit: Elizabeth Thonen-Kerr
Aaron Kerr’s new opera captures the spirit of the times of the assassination of President Kennedy and resignation of President Nixon. Inspired by T...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Revue banner, Credit: Mark Odegard
The American Roots Revue, staged November 12 at the Dakota in Minneapolis, comes from an idea of Larry Long. The show brings together Robert Robins...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Curtis and Loretta, Credit: Jennifer Bong
For Curtis and Loretta, the Covid Pandemic was a time for reflection and composing new songs. Many of the songs are on the new CD, Lift The World. ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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For almost twenty-five years, Ticket to Brasil has been putting fresh spins on Brazilian music. The 6-piece plays at Crooners this Friday at 4PM, a...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Minneapolis-based vibes player Dave Hagedorn plays with Miguel Espinoza of Colorado at the Parkway Theater this Tuesday evening. The group plays fl...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Luke LeBlanc, Credit: Sara Bel Kloetzke
Luke Leblanc’s ’s new CD, Fugue State reflects Luke’s concern about the polarization seen everywhere today. The formal CD release is at the Icehous...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scottie Miller, Credit: Jim Vasquez
Scottie Miller’s latest musical project is a book of Scottie’s poetry and a CD of some of the poems set to music. The music ranges from blues and j...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Kevin Washington views himself as an artist in the tradition of Pharaoh Sanders and john and Alice Coltrane, of spirituality and healing. Kevin lea...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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Brian Wicklund grew up playing bluegrass, but is best known for the Barley Jacks, a group that combines bluegrass with other idioms. Brian’s daught...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Credit: Ryan Taylor
Simple Gifts featuring Billy McLaughlin presents Harvest at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, Sunday October 16 at 7PM. The show re-imagines song...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Raycurt Johnson, Credit: Rachel Luhrs Austin
The First Annual Solidarity Harvest features local artists who met at the crossroads that became known as George Floyd Square. They congregated out...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival, Credit: Ensi Hohammed
The 2022 Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday at Squirrel Haus in Minneapolis. It presents music and other a...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Courtney Burton’s Court’s In Session presents George and ira Gershwin’s Love songs Sunday September 25, 7 till 8:30 pm. It’s part of Chart House Li...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2022
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Daina de Prez calls herself a piano entertainer, and that’s what she does. Sure, she plays with groups, too, but her main focus is singing and play...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Prudence Johnson, Credit: Ann Marsden
The death of Peter Ostroushko on February 24, 2021 left a void in Minnesota. This coming Monday, many of Peter’s friends and musical partners from ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Charlie Maguire has been writing songs he sings in performances for a half century. He specializes in songs about working people and their work. Th...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jonatha Brooke and Lin Arons, Credit: Lin Knott
It began when Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke started working with cellist Rebecca Arons. Then came an arranger and a host of others, and then a w...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maryann Sullivan, Credit: Emily Jane Davis
Maryanne Sullivan has teamed up with the Twin Cities Seven to perform some of the highlights of the swing era. Catch the Group at Crooner’s Supper ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lady J Griot and the Root Doctors, Credit: Dennis Maddix
Lady J Griot and her Root Doctors not only play the blues, but tell of the connections with African religion, philosophy and folklore. The group pe...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00