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.


782 Pieces

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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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Caption: Gary Cobus, Credit: Chad Kulzer
We talk to president of the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association. To Gary, the bands at a typical bluegrass festival are great, and t...

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  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Courageous Endeavors, Credit: Bryan Belcher
It's the first Courageous Endeavors CD, and they're showcasing songs from the CD at the Ice House in Minneapolis, Friday night May 9 at 11 PM

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  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: The Eddies, Credit: The Eddies
The Eddies sings songs of work, love and death, including old sea shanties and reworked modern songs. The group brings its 5-part vocal harmonies t...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Robert Everest with some of his instruments, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Robert Everest plays it all. The accent is on Latin when he plays his regular show at Maria's, Sundays 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 1113 Franklin Avenue ...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Ticket to Brasil collage, Credit: Jane Jany
Ticket to Brasil plays classic and contemporary Brasilian music. The May 18 show at Landmark Center, held between 1 and 3 in the afternoon is part...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Toni Lindgren (l) and Reina del Cid (r), Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Reina del Cit, a Twin Cities 4-piece group plays Sat April 12 at the 331 Club in Minneapolis, and every Monday at 10 at the Amsterdam in Saint Paul

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dakota Combo, 2014, Credit: Kelle Green
The Dakota Combo is a group of hand-picked high school musicians who play serious jazz. Under the direction of Adam Linz, the show is at the Capri ...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jerry O'Hagan at home with an interesting clock, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Anybody wanted to know where to find good old-fashioned ballroom dancing should latch onto the Jerry Hagan Orchestra. The group is busy and plays t...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Chulrua, Credit: Erin Hart
Paddy O'Brien leads Chulrua, playing traditional Irish Music. The group plays the traditional dance repertoire such as jigs and reels, as well as t...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Susan Hutterer and Brad johnson, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Dance instructors sing the praises of polka dancing, and of Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats coming to the Danceteria at the in Prior Lake, MN libra...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Rick Anderson, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Tells about Minnesota Bluegrass and samples three of the 30+ bands performing at the Winter Bluegrass Weekend, Seb 28-March 2, Crowne Plaza Minneap...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Zacc Harris, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Zacc talks about the importance of regular, local performances to developing a group's music and to the community.

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Nachito Herrera at the piano, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Saint Paul, MN-based International artist Nachito Herrera tackles the solo piano repertoire of Cuban piano player and composer Ernesto Lecuona. The...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Maryam Yusafsadeh, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Robayat is a professional Persian band from Minneapolis-Saint Paul led by Maryam Yusafsadeh. The group's presentation includes selections from folk...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: MJ Mueller and Papa John Kolstad, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
The 32nd holding of the event makes its annual return to Minneapolis' west bank. It's an event for music making for musicians and non-musicians, ol...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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