After 24 years of coaching boys high school basketball in Minneapolis, Larry McKenzie has decided it's time to put away the whistle and clipboard. Manny Hill talks with Coach McKenzie about why now was the time to step away and focus on other aspects of life, and also the lasting impact he's had on the Northside community of Minneapolis.
Cathy ‘n Abel have a unique niche. The duet curates popular songs from the last fifty years or so that sound good using voice and guitar. Plus, they keep in mind the reference points of the Latino community. When Cathy ‘n Abel talked to Phil Nusbaum, Cathy put the mission this way.
Pavielle is releasing a new documentary that tracks the making of her album, Sovereign. Check out the extended conversation between Pavielle and Jazz88's Sean McPherson.
Patty and the Buttons performs for Sunday Swing Brunches at the Aster Care in Minneapolis. It’s on every week from 11 AM to 2 PM. Accordionist Patty Harison leads the group, and he knew that the audience would come back once the darkest days of the pandemic were gone. He knew that from March 2021, when Patty and the Buttons held forth in the cold at the Lake Harriet bandshell.
Red Planet is composed of three great improvisers, drummer Jay Epstein, bassist Chris Bates and electric guitarist Dean Magraw. The Trio performs at 7PM this coming Tuesday at the Metronome, located across the street from the north side of St Paul’s Farmer’s Market. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Dean told Phil Nusbaum of the inspiration for forming the group.
Dr. Barbara Bridges of Art to Change the World on the Age of Age exhibit, closing 7/30/21
Margo Ashmore of the Northeaster Newspaper joins The Mornings Show to highlight some Fringe Festival Shows, plus details on one artist using discarded rope and plastic to make entirely new creations
The Roots Rock band Red Eye Ruby celebrates its new CD, the Ruby EP, at the Hook and ladder in Minneapolis, Friday night July 29. Red Eye Ruby is led by Ruby Blue, who writes the songs. Ruby explained to Phil Nusbaum that for her, songwriting is a way of expressing how she feels about things.
Wain McFarlane is a transcendent Minnesota musician. Wain figured prominently is the famed Ipso Facto, and he’s still touring widely with his eclectic musical fusion. Wain is also known as the Dreadlock Cowboy, but his shows are even more eclectic that that sounds. Wain brings it all to the Dakota in Minneapolis Tuesday July 26 at 7PM, and recently stopped to talk with Phil Nusbaum about the show.
Hear Scotty Barnhart talk about the upcoming show at Crooner's alongside a discussion about the role of trumpet in jazz and Scotty's take on the most important jazz musician of all time.
We spoke with Noor Adwan about her article in the Sahan Journal on the Urban Bird Collective and their work to close the nature gap by spreading the love of birding to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
No Room For Squares is a be-bop era tune originally released by iconic tenor saxophone Hank Mobley. And No Room For Squares is also the name of the local be-bop band led by drummer Bill Stieger. The group plays at 8PM this Saturday at KJ’s Hideaway in Saint Paul. When Bill talked to Phil Nusbaum, Bill explained why No Room For Squares is the name of the band.
We check in with Ali about great places to grab all kinds of seafood, plus his thoughts on so of the new dishes you can grab at the state fair this year.
Matthew Johnson covers the Aurora for SotaSoccer.com, he joins The Morning Show with an overview of their unbelievable inaugural season.
We spoke with Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder staff writer and columnist Charles Hallman for an update on the Hiawatha Golf Course
Margo Ashmore of the Northeaster Newspaper discusses one city's plan to prevent Emerald Ash Borers continued spread
Rochelle Cox took over as Interim Superintendent at Mineapolis Public Schools on July 1, and she is already hitting the ground running. She talks with Manny Hill about her previous work at MPS, shares her excitement about this opportunity and what she has planned for the district for the 2022-23 school year.
Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl is a Visual Arts, Mural Arts and Arts Integration teacher at Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis, and she recently received a Fulbright Distinguished in Teaching Research Program award to carry out educational research in Colombia. Manny Hill spoke with Elissa about the kind of research she will be doing, and what this opportunity means to her.