Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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The Rochester Project (01:30)
From: KRPR

Jeff Swertfeger never knew when a song would come to him. One he dashed off on a napkin. One was a mediation on the disciples. Another came in a rush two days before his ...
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A Hot Rehearsal (01:30)
From: KRPR

March 1912, a Saturday afternoon, Susie Crowell was practicing on the new pipe organ at Rochester’s First Baptist Church, when she smelled smoke. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
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Anthem In Purple (01:30)
From: KRPR

Olivia Gorden wasn’t even born when Prince released his mega-platinum album Purple Rain. But she did have a Prince connection, through her singing teacher, which explains how ...
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A Song for Liliane (01:30)
From: KRPR

April 1944, 11-year-old Liliane Gerenstein wrote a letter to God, asking him to protect her parents who’d been deported to Auschwitz. Days later, she too was sent to ...
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The Blues Basement (01:30)
From: KRPR

Sena Ehrhardt’s home in Austin, Minnesota, was steeped in music. She used to sneak into the basement to watch her dad rehearse with his blues band. So it was no surprise in ...
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The Imagineering Composer (01:30)
From: KRPR

Growing up in Rochester, Jeff Kryka had a thing for the film E.T. He loved the story—but he really loved the score. By 2019, Kryka was the man behind the score, composing the ...
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With a Little Help from the Beatles (01:30)
From: KRPR

It was 2009, the Great Recession was at its height, and schools were slashing arts and music programs. Owatonna native Mark Gehring decided to put music back in schools with ...
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The Singing Surgeons (01:30)
From: KRPR

March 2020, after a long day of surgery, Mayo Clinic residents Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson turned to music during the dark days of the COVID pandemic. Their ...
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Once Upon a Time in Spamalot (01:30)
From: KRPR

The Frank W. Bridges in Austin, Minnesota, had hosted a number of musicals over the years. But in August 2013, the curtains went up on a musical that seemed tailor-made for ...
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Some Enchanted Evening (01:30)
From: KRPR

Adam Young, the Owatonna musician and songwriter behind Owl City, couldn’t believe it. Taylor Swift was backstage at his show and he was so enchanted he couldn’t speak. Swift ...