Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend with Guests: Jane Ramseyer Miller, Jonathan Rodriguez, Ali O’Reilly, Jenna Papke, Nichole Carey, Kelly Nelson


Artistic Director, Jane Ramseyer Miller

One Voice Mixed Chorus


 January 19, 2018 | 7:30 p.m., January 21, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. – Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102

Happy holidays!  This week, a replay of a show from February 9, 2017.  Matthew Shifrin will talk about making Legos accessible.  They are you say? try building something when you can't see the picture.  Also, from February 16, 2017.  Bruce Ario will be talking about his memoir "City Boy".  His story about being homeless and how he got back to mainstream society.

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Kristina brings you a lush and melodious holiday show, featuring guitarist Tony Hauser playing his own arrangements of works of Isaac Albeniz from Tony's new CD. Bonus – Kristina interviews Tony who has lots of astute observations about the classical and flamenco guitar history, repertory, stylings, and masters.

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Featuring Dragnet and The Six Shooter

HAPPY HOLIDUBS from The Echo Chamber! New for this “Natty Christmas in Dub” episode was Pomegranate Sounds, who’s Green, in case you didn’t know! We also got baked with Baked A La Ska, with two apiece in hours 1 and 4. Their minor-key “Jingle Dread” in sort of a “reggumbia” style was a real highlight. Usual suspects like Joe Gibbs, Jacob Miller, Michigan & Smiley, King Tubby, Scientist, etc. are practically everywhere you look, and healthy doses of Louie, Ella, Bing, Johnny Mercer, etc. are also to be found here… as well as Dec. 25th birthday-boy, big-band legend Pete Rugolo. In the second half, listen for bits and pieces of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” peppering the mix… and stay tuned next week for more holidub hi-jinks!

We speak with Andrea Swensson about her new book Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound. She is an author, radio host, and music journalist. She hosts a weekly program about the Minnesota music scene, The Local Show, at Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current and contributes to the Local Current Blog.

"Songs of Winter" special, celebrating Solstice, Christmas & Hanukkah with special guest Katie McMahon!

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