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Caption: Rosemount Jazz Blast 2016 poster, Credit: John Zschunke
Summer is here and that means Minnesotans Go Outside to events like Jazz Blast. Held in Rosemount, Jazz Blast presents a varied group of jazz artis...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gary Burton, Credit: Jimmy Katz
Gary Burton, one of the great jazz virtuosos, take us through his musical journey.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Every kid dreams of being a rock star, but what does the job actually take?

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you heard the new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression? Not only is it one of the best records of the year, it’s also one of his greatest albu...

Bought by WKMS, KUCB, KSRQ, WLPR, KSUT and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 6
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In a 1962 interview, Sylvia Plath said, “Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Sherry Wang isn't just another teenager balancing good grades with studying for the SAT's and having fun. Instead, on top of all the expected press...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:56
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Colin Meloy says he wishes he would have never used the word "hiatus" when referring to his band The Decemberists taking time off after The King Is...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KSUT


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

Bought by WABE, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, KHNS, Prairie Public, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 38
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know!!! Featuring Grammy Winner Ricky Kej, Canadian Super Group Dream Aria, and The Art of Asking ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 58:04
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Over ceviche, shrimp tacos and mango guacamole, Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and his son, Zack, photographer for the band, sit down with The D...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:27
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Annie Humphrey was born in Northern Minnesota on the Leech Lake Reservation. She grew up making Northern Minnesota a more musical place. Annie is a...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2015
  • Length: 18:33
Caption: Oliver Beer, Credit: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropec
British artist Oliver Beer explores the acoustical character of Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam, a historical Turkish bath, with a small group of local young ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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As a member of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. was always caught in the Keith Richards roll; the great ax-man behind Julian Casablancas’ Jagger. An...

Bought by KSUT and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Our guest this week on Art of the Song is singer/songwriter, actor, and harmonica player, Jonathan Edwards.

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Doug Storm talks to singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little of Saintseneca, an American folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio, about Ap...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 47:34
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One note Rhiannon Giddens returns to again and again is the hidden nature of the traditions and origins of music in America. If Rhiannon Giddens ha...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 37:48
Caption: Marinella Senatore, Credit: Mercedes Elizabeth Lowe
Italian artist Marinella Senatore talks about the performances she's producing for the 13th Lyon Biennial exhibition, La Vie Moderne.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 12:03
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Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Jon Pousette-Dart, founder of the rock group, the Pousette-Dart Band.

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The newly reunited Veruca Salt talks with Kyle Meredith about what it took to bury the hatchet and put the band back together, and what the band me...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Sadie Dupuis talks with Kyle Meredith about writing about feminism and politics on the latest Speedy Ortiz album, Foil Deer.

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dan Sheehy, Credit: Ashlee Duncan
He helped develop the Folk Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts and he's been head of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Now, Dan Shee...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WABE, KPVL, and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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A soundtrack of U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence, and a few older favorites, serves as the undercurrent in this interview with The Edge and Adam ...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, WUFT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 5