Arts & Culture

In 2011, Pryor ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund a second solo album, entitled May Day. The project was funded, and the album was released in January 2012, along with the companion album Still, There's a Light.

Voodoo Casts Their Magic Spell on Live From Studio 5!

Cornbread Harris
Produced by Michelle Bruch, Daniel Zamzow & Nancy Sartor

At the age of 83, Cornbread Harris still gigs regularly in Minneapolis. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also renowned for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani. Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. The man and the music is currently the subject of a documentary titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.

A fundraiser for the documentary film about Cornbread Harris takes place Sunday, Feb 13, from 7-11pm at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, 1638 Rice Street, St. Paul. For more information, visit wilebskisblues.com and click on the calendar page.

Producer Michelle Bruch offers a short profile of Cornbread, followed by a concert performance recorded live at the 331 Club by Daniel Zamzow. Production assistance by Nancy Sartor.

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Valentine’s Day Heartbreak (Several stories about love and heartbreak, including StoryCorps stories).

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Tonight the Echo Chamber proudly presented our annual “Tribute to Tuff Gong & Tubby” special. Three hours of great roots and dub from the masters Bob Marley and King Tubby (aka Osbourne Ruddock) and friends… Also, celebrated the February birthdays of Derrick Harriott and Lester Sterling.

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We speak with Michael David Lukas about his debut novel, The Oracle of Stamboul, the story of a gifted young girl who dares to charm a sultan in the early days of the decline of the Ottoman Empire.

We also speak with literary critic Stanley Fish, who will call in to talk about his book How to Write a Sentence. It’s being compared to the Strunk and White classic, Elements of Style.

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A Quien No Le Gusta Eso?! Who doesn’t like this?

This is the episode of Los with music from Los Tigres del Norte, Los Lobos, Los Fugitivos, Los Fabulosos Cuatro, Los Dells, Los Manhattans, and Los Sylvers. (Ok the last three were really the but this is Radio Pocho, we conjugate in spanish.

Ray Parker Jr. teaches how us the 12 ways to make love to a woman, while Michael Wycoff has us Lookin Up to You. Other funk jams by Prince, Final Edition, and Kenny Lynch keep the body pumpin.

Our winter blues kick in with a funky pop track by Los Joao, Vamos a la playa (oh oh oh ooooh). Sabes que, with below zero temperatures outside the studio, we had to make it hot over the airwaves with our version of Quiet Storm where you either hit the streets or hit the sheets.

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