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It’s not cold where we are going tonight on Jet Set Planet. That’s all you need to know. Join host Glen Leslie, and his co-host for the evening Steve Kyle, for 90 minutes of the best in Exotica to celebrate the middle of the coldest months we’ve seen in a long time around these parts. Steve brings in a pile of LPs from his personal collection as we do our best to keep the tiki torches burning bright, keeping us warm in the face of Old Man Winter and his damn sno-cone machine. You’ll hear from the famous Exotica practitioners as well as from the unknowns — with a handful of hacks thrown in for good measure. So bust out the rum for a night of summer, in the middle of winter – on Jet Set Planet, Friday Nights at 9 on KFAI.

Beloved and critically-acclaimed Boston songwriter Ellis Paul will join Pam by phone Monday, February 3rd, at 10:30am. Paul kicks off a tour at the end of the week which will bring his hopeful, hero-ful, heartful songs to the Ginkgo Coffeehouse for two shows February 15th. Pam will ask him what audiences can look forward to hearing at the 10am family show and the evening show at 8pm. Paul also has a new album in the works and a children’s book due out…

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Tune in to Versed Radio’s January 9th episode to hear an interview with local singer, DJ, photographer & mother, Sarah White, about her upcoming show at the Dakota Jazz Club with her band, Shiro Dame, hip hop, being an artist of color in Minneapolis, and pushing beyond musical genres.

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Womenfolk will feature the top women's folk/acoustic CDs of 2013 on Tuesday, January 14th as voted by you! To cast your vote for your top picks of the past year, email womenfolkradio@gmail.com by Sunday, January 12th at 6 pm. Then tune in on Tuesday from 2-4 pm Central to hear your favorite albums and picks from DJs, critics and your favorite Womenfolk artists!

Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, will be featured on KFAI's  Corazon Latino, Tuesday, January 7 – Noon – 2pm.

Jorge Gomez, musical director of Tiempo Libre, will talk with Corazon Latino host Eve MacLeash, bringing listeners up-to-date on the group's upcoming performance at The Dakota on Sunday, January 12th, in celebration of Cuba's musical heritage. 

Singer-songwriter Andra Suchy will ring in 2014 with a show at Northeast Palace Tuesday night, but before she does she'll stop by KFAI at 10:30am Monday morning to talk about the year 2013 has been. Suchy is the daughter of folk musician Chuck Suchy and was raised with a heavy musical background on the family farm in North Dakota.

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Womenfolk’s “Songs of Winter” special on 12/17 featuring an interview with Heather Masse.

Join Glen Leslie in the Fab Four(th) Dimension, this Friday night at 9, as he celebrates 90 minutes of Beatles covers by washed-up Easy Listening hacks and wannabes. Stiff, soul-stripping music from deep within the Higher-Than-Fi universe. It happens on Jet Set Planet, Friday, December 13th, from 9:00 to 10:30pm.

It's gonna be a hard days nightmare.

Be there, Aloha

 
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It’s the return of the Singing Tigers!

Please join us on Friday, December 13, 2013, 4pm, as the South High Pop Singers fill the studio with exuberance and song. There’s nothing like a room full of singing tigers to brighten up a dark December Friday afternoon, and we’re letting them loose on The Sugar Shop for all to hear. Wear your orange and black and get ready for a great bunch of kids to delight you with their best.

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Local musicians Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz will stop by Pam Without Boundaries at 10:30am Monday morning to talk about their 5th annual holiday show at the Aster Cafe later this week. On Friday, December 13th, musicians Ellis, John Hermanson, Vicky Emerson, Pat Dougherty from Fairfax, AK and Dan Gaarder will join Cook-Feltz and Mother Banjo to celebrate this time of year in support of Open Arms of Minnesota.

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