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Mar 20, 2020

The Untold Story of GREAT Theatre Programming Changes at the onset of the COVID-19 Outbreak with Denny Smith

In today’s feature, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota begins a slight adjustment in programming as the precautions within the community concerning the COVID-19 virus are beginning to have an effect upon local arts organizations.  Today, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Denny Smith from GREAT Theatre about how their organization is […]

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Mar 3, 2020

The Untold Story of the Myths of the Stearns History Museum

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack goes to one of the best sources around for Untold Stories, the Stearns History Museum where myths go to be debunked!  From an upcoming USO themed evening of music and dance as part of the honoring of the 75th anniversary of […]

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Feb 5, 2020

Crispy Critics: Drive By Truckers & Frances Quinlan

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to first talk of the latest record, fueled from America’s political climate, from Drive By Truckers and their latest album “The Unraveling”. Up next is singer Frances Quinlan and her first solo release apart from band Hop Along called “Likewise”.

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Feb 2, 2020

The Untold Story of the Listening Room at the Local Blend with Stephanie Cofell and Astra Seitz

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack heads back to the Local Blend in St. Joseph to talk live music with Manager Astra Seitz and Booking Agent and Folk Alliance Midwest Region Board Member, Stephanie Cofell.The Local Blend, as an evolving, successful all ages music venue, is introducing a new […]

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Feb 2, 2020

The Untold Story of the Java Joint as a St. Cloud Music and Youth Cornerstone

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us back to the late 1990’s music scene in St. Cloud with a visit to the Java Joint. Long before the social media connectivity of today, musical acts were promoted and booked through a different kind of system.  A system that consisted […]

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Jan 29, 2020

Crispy Critics: AJJ & Bombay Bicyle Club

Syd and John Drake tackle the new fiery political folk punk sounds of AJJ. They also the discuss the latest music from recently regrouped band “Bombay Bicycle Club“.

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Jan 22, 2020

Crispy Critics: Pinegrove & Of Montreal

Lots of conversation centers around this episode of Crispy Critics. John Drake and Syd first discuss the controversial new Pinegrove record “Marigold”, and then they take time to talk of the dark cynicism of the new of Montreal record “Ur Fun”.

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Jan 15, 2020

Crispy Critics: David Dondero & Stormzy

John Drake and Syd start off the new year by discussing two very politically charged records. First up is Minnesota native singer-songwriter David Dondero, and secondly is UK hip-hop legend Stormzy.

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Jan 8, 2020

Crispy Critics: A Year In Review Part 3

Syd and Joe discuss what albums they thought were underrated in 2019. Artists include Aaron Taos, Bad Sounds, and Clipping.

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Jan 1, 2020

Crispy Critics: A Year In Review Part 2

In part 2 of “A Year in Review”, John drake and Syd talk about more releases they loved in 2019 including music from MN based artists Lizzo and Remo Drive, and international artists such as Eerie Wanda and Aldous Harding.

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