Roots

No, Not The Stones….It's RUBEN.

It's hard to deny, this band, playing all original material, has that Rolling Stones sound to it. Very talented, great sense of humor. They heated up Studio Five. Give a listen on our FOREVER archives here:   https://archive.org/details/60Ruben

Caponi Art Park
Produced by Michelle Alimordai

Caponi Art Park is a natural and artistic oasis in Eagan, Minnesota. The park is the vision of Tony Caponi, who literally carved it out of his own back yard. Caponi Art Park is open to the public seasonally, May through October, from 9am to 7pm. Summer programs like Family Fun Tuesdays are scheduled from June through August. For more information, visit Caponi Art Park on facebook, or go to caponiartpark.org.

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Thanks to Nate Dungan (Trailer Trash) for calling in today. He books the music at the State Fair, so we chatted about some of the great acts that will be coming to town at the great Minnesota get together. We also played music by some of the performers who’ll be appearing there including Redd Volkaert, Marcia Ball, Junior Brown, Deke Dickerson, The Turtles, and Dr. John.

In the second hour, our studio guests were members of Murzik, Rhythm & The Sounds, and The Half Hearts.

New music this week included tracks by Imelda May, Moreland & Arbuckle (with Steve Cropper on guitar), The Jayhawks, Hugh Laurie (of House fame) and Old 97’s.

We gave away tickets to Hippiefest…taking place at the Zoo on Sunday night.

Want to check out the playlist of songs? Click “more” and you’ll magically be there. You can also access the archive of the program that page.

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Sabrina Crews hosted Stone Soup this week.

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The highlight of tonight’s show was a double dose of great new reggae from ROIR: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s “Shake Up the Place” and from Brazil, Digitaldub’s “#1”. To celebrate these releases on ROIR, along with Kevin Kinsella’s brand new “Great Design”, we did an extended ROIR set. Straight from today’s headlines, we debuted the new “London’s Burning” from Big Youth (produced by Mad Professor on Ariwa). And from the upcoming Earthshaker 3 album, The Technician dropped the heavy “Liquefaction Dub” on the Echo Chamber massive.

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New tunes, live music from Barb Ryman a Womenfolk tribute to Bill Monroe!

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Laura and Dave Hoenack, Hymie’s Vintage Record Shop owners, spun favorite 45s from their personal collection!

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The History of Twin Cities Variety Theater
Produced by Michelle Alimoradi & Judith McKenzie

In the early 20th century, Vaudeville and Burlesque shows reigned supreme for live entertainment. As a major stop along the rail lines, the Twin Cities hosted some of the biggest touring productions to cross the country. Over the years, Minneapolis and St. Paul have built rich theatrical communities based on these traditions.

Today many Twin Cities artists honor tradition by incorporating elements of variety theater in contemporary productions. In this documentary, producers Michelle Alimoradi and Judith McKenzie follow the history of variety theater in the Twin Cities. Meet 93-year-old vaudeville performer and Minneapolis resident Bob Boucher, local historians, and modern Twin Cities variety artists, including Patrick Scully (Patrick’s Cabaret) and Nadine DuBois (Lili’s Burlesque Revue).

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