Arts

Arts
3:32 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Expatriate / Burlap Wolf King

Adam Nero of Expatriate.
Credit www.naterecording.com

Adam Nero and Thomas Hentges have traveled similar paths during their careers in music.  Both played in hardcore bands before finding was to explore their creativity through Americana and roots music.  Nero, a classically trained guitarist, was a fan of Chet Atkins, Townes Van Zandt and Mississippi John Hurt while his father was also introducing him to John Prine and old bluegrass music.  His band is Expatriate.  Their tight, expressive songs will have you tapping your foot.  Expatriate opened for Burlap Wolf King on April 5, 2014 at Dakota State University in Madison.

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Arts
11:28 am
Fri April 24, 2015

On Record: Minnesota Singer-Songwriter Charlie Parr

Singer-Songwriter Charlier Parr

Singer-songwriter Charlie Parr is set to release "Stumpjumper" on Tuesday, April 28. Charlie stopped by the studio to talk with ON RECORD host Matt Weesner about the new album, influences growing up in Austin, MN, and a recent gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. 

Tune in to ON RECORD on SDPB Radio Saturday night, April 25, at 9pm CT, 8 MT, to hear more music and conversation.  

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Arts
2:45 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Trampled Under Foot - 2014

Trampled Under Foot (from left): Mike Sedovic, Danielle Schnebelen, Nick Schnebelen and Jan Faircloth.

When Trampled Under Foot played the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls last November it was already known that it would be one of the band's final shows together.  Siblings Danielle, Nick and Kris Schnebelen had performed as Trampled Under Foot for about a dozen years when drummer Kris announced he was leaving the band.  Bassist Danielle and guitarist Nick soldiered on and added veteran Kansas City musician Jan Faircloth on drums.  The addition of keyboardist Mike "Shinetop, Jr." Sedovic turned the band into a four-piece.  Faircloth and Sedovic helped Trampled

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Arts
2:15 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Dakota Midday: Jami Lynn Releases New CD

Jami Lynn
Credit Photo by Dario Acosta

Homegrown singer/songwriter Jami Lynn's new album, Fall is a Good Time to Die, is filled with songs that  musically and lyrically reflect the landscape and culture of South Dakota. She says the songs on the album are the best she’s written, many of which had been around for years waiting for the perfect home. 

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Arts
2:55 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Dakota Midday: New Exhibit Illustrates History of North Central South Dakota

The title piece for the Sea of Grass exhibit was painted by Peter Kilian of Aberdeen

The new, permanent "Sea of Grass" exhibit opening on Saturday, April 11 at the Timber Lake and Area Museum features the work of 24 artists illustrating the history of north central South Dakota. The majority of the paintings were created for the exhibit with subjects ranging from the age of the dinosaurs and Native American stories and legends to the coming of the railroad and homesteaders.

The exhibit opening features an art show and sale with an introduction of the artists at 2 pm. For details click here.

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Arts
2:23 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Dakota Midday: Jazz Singer Kathy Kosins to Perform in Sioux Falls

Kathy Kosins

Kathy Kosins grew up in Detroit during the golden era of Motown. Her father owned a high-end clothing store and outfitted Motown stars such as Marvin Gaye and the Miracles. She grew up listening to soul and rhythm and blues, but didn't start singing until she was 20. 

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Arts
2:23 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Dakota Midday: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain in a still from the band's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was an unexpected hit in late 1991. The band, its record label and management didn’t consider it a "crossover" song that would move from college and modern rock radio to pop stations. The success of the single propelled the band’s album Nevermind to number one in January of 1992, displacing Michael Jackson’s Dangerous. The event marked the moment that alternative rock found a large, mainstream audience.

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Arts
5:16 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Pert Near Sandstone

Pert Near Sandstone.

A favorite of A Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keilor, Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates the American stringband sound with raw energy and tightly crafted music that lends itself to the modern audience while being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions.  The band's unintentional formation emerged from weekly picking sessions at an old house in St.

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Arts
2:02 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Dakota Midday: Lakota Artist Renelle White Buffalo

Renelle White Buffalo

Artist Renelle White Buffalo wants to communicate traditional symbols in a modern contemporary and abstract way. "I paint between the lines of what is expected as a Native American, in a pop-culture driven world, and abstract what I feel as a Lakota woman,” she says in her artist statement.

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Arts
3:10 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Dakota Midday: Dahl Mountain Photo Exhibit

"The Eye" by Seth Harwood

A new exhibit at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City reflects the mountain lifestyle, with images of the landscape, wildlife, sports and people. The 11th annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition and Exhibit features 52 photographs by both amateurs and professionals selected from over 100 entries. The exhibit is a part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival and runs through April 25. A list of winners is here. Dahl curator Denise DuBroy joined Dakota Midday and discussed the competition and show.

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Arts
3:03 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Lynn, Coffey & Reinartz / Chris Champion

(From left) Dalton Coffey, Jami Lynn and Andrew Reinartz.
Credit www.naterecording.com

Singer/songwriter Jami Lynn (guitar and banj0) began a collaboration with Dalton Coffey (dobro) and Andrew Reinartz (bass) last fall.  The fruits of their labor is a ten track CD of original music called "Fall Is a Good Time to Die."  The CD is set for release at a pair of concerts: April 10 at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish and April 11 at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls.  "Fall Is a Good Time to Die" was recorded at Dalton Coffey's Sioux Falls studio.  It was mixed in Nashville by Ed Faris, an artist who is know for his work with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.  The trio of L

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Arts
3:07 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Dakota Midday: Union Grove Pickers Release New CD

Union Grove Pickers
Credit Union Grove Pickers

According to Josh Rieck, it's difficult to put the Union Grover Picker's music into any category, but Americana seems to fit best. The Sioux Falls acoustic band is out with a new CD, Scattered and Sown. The five members of the group recorded the album in January and February. They're performing music from Scattered and Sown at a CD release show Saturday at 7 pm at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater. Union Grover Pickers members Josh Rieck and Travis Jamison joined Dakota Midday with some background on the band and the new CD.

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Arts - Rapid City - Hub
7:07 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

ArtsRapidCity.org Hub For Area Art Events

Bob Oliver stopped by to try some Girl Scout cookies and wine - served by tasting room manager Michelle Pawelski at the Firehouse Wine Cellars' "Shamrocks & Sugar" event.
Credit Photo Jim Kent

Rapid City may be known as the Gateway to the Black Hills and hometown of The Rush hockey team. But it’s also gaining a reputation as a crossroads for arts, entertainment and cultural events.  

Arts-Rapid-City.org was established as an online arts calendar to educate the public about what’s happening in Rapid, when it’s happening and where to find it.

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day weekend and I’m in Rapid City for a traditional Irish celebration. In other words, a little wine and Girl Scout cookies. No…you heard right.

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Arts
4:38 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Josh Hoyer And The Shadowboxers

Josh Hoyer.

"Don't let the geography fool you: the Midwest can be soulful too."  That's what Emilia Fredlick of Paste Magazine said in reference to Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - a six piece, nine member project straight from the legendary Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Fredlick went on to praise Hoyer's ear for how to get all of the group's instruments to flow together with his powerful voice. 

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Arts
2:32 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Dakota Midday: Boundary-Busting Musician Dana Leong

Dana Leong
Credit Photo by Mat Szwajkos

Composer, cellist and trombonist Dana Leong blends jazz, classical and hip-hop to create unique musical sounds that don’t fit in any particular genre. He grew up in the Bay Area of California and later studied at the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently based in New York City.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Dakota Midday: Aberdeen Exhibit Features Inmate Art

A recent study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that within five years, about three-quarters of released prisoners were re-arrested. Inmates face a myriad of difficulties once they come out of prison, not the least of which is trying to find a job.

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Arts
3:02 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Haley Bonar At The Garage

Haley Bonar.
Credit www.haleybonar.com

Forever attached to the Black Hills, Haley Bonar returned home to play a show at The Garage in Rapid City just after Thanksgiving.  The Twin Cities based Bonar is proud to have grown up in the Mt.

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Arts
2:03 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Dakota Midday: 'Pioneer Girl'

Pioneer Girl cover illustration by Judy Thompson
Credit South Dakota Historical Society Press

Before she wrote her beloved Little House on the Prairie series for children, Laura Ingalls Wilder penned an autobiography called Pioneer Girl. Written for adults, the book presents a somewhat grittier, first-person account of life as a pioneer in the Midwest.

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Arts
2:34 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Dakota Midday: Rock 'n' Soul Singer Nikki Hill Performs in Sioux Falls

Nikki Hill
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Nikki Hill is from North Carolina where she grew up singing every Sunday in her church choir. She was a punk rocker in high school. Today she mixes gospel, soul, rockabilly, rock and a little bit of punk to create her own explosive style of roots music.

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Arts
3:09 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Dakota Midday: Bad Art Press

South Dakota is well known for its Native Art. The success of businesses like Prairie Edge in downtown Rapid City is a good example. But what is the boundary between something that’s considered Native Art and something that is just art?

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Arts
3:15 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Dakota Midday: Longtime Pierre Educator Honored for Support of Arts

Jeannette Beemer

Last month, longtime Pierre music teacher Jeannette Beemer was honored for her lasting legacy with a 2015 Governor’s Award in the Arts for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual.

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Arts
2:36 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Dakota Midday: Poet Tells Stories of Hiawatha Asylum

Hiawatha Asylum
Credit South Dakota State Historical Society

In the early 20th century, hundreds of Native Americans from tribes around the country were sent the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians. Located in Canton, South Dakota, the institution wasn’t so much a place to treat people with mental health problems as a place for Native Americans who refused to assimilate in white society.

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Arts
4:23 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Union Grove Pickers & Tree Party

Tree Party.

A pair of performances from the 35th Annual Sioux River Folk Festival highlight this week's show.

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Arts
2:42 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Dakota Midday: 'Rogue Musical Therapist' Performs at Augustana

Kyshona Armstrong
Credit Kyshona Armstrong

Before committing herself to music full-time six years ago, singer/songwriter Kyshona Armstrong was as a musical therapist working with infants, autistic, inmates and the elderly. Today she describes herself as a "rogue musical therapist" who brings the healing power of music to audiences around the country.

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Arts
2:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Dakota Midday: Met Opera Baritone Returns Home

Louis Otey

Baritone Louis Otey grew up in Flandreau, South Dakota dreaming of being a basketball player, not an opera singer. In fact he'd never heard an opera until he sang in one. But during his 35 year career, Otey has performed with leading theaters around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera.

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Arts
2:46 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Dakota Midday: Music of Southern India

Nirmala Rajasekar plays the veena

Nirmala Rajasekar is regarded as a master of the an Indian stringed instrument called  the veena. Her music comes from the Carnatic tradition of her native southern India. She now lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. She’s giving a concert Thursday evening at the National Music Museum in Vermillion. Museum's director Cleveland Johnson has studied music in India. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed Carnatic music and the artistry of Nirmala Rajasekar.

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Arts
2:34 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Dakota Midday: The Barefoot Movement Comes to Spearfish

The Barefoot Movement

CMT Edge called the Barefoot Movement one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.  In October, the Nashville-based quartet received the Momentum Band of the Year Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

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Arts
2:38 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Dakota Midday: 'The Collector of Names'

The past 12 months have been big ones for Augustana College writer-in-residence Patrick Hicks. A year ago, he published his debut novel, The Commandant of Lubizec. He also came out with a new poetry collection, Adoptable. Hicks has just released his debut book of short stories, The Collector of Names.

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Arts
2:22 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

SHEL

SHEL.

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook form the acronym SHEL, a folk/pop powerhouse from Ft.

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Arts
2:11 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Brandon Sprague Blues Band

Brandon Sprague
Credit www.b1027.com

The music of the Brandon Sprague Blues Band can pick you up and drop you right in the middle of a rib cook-off or a summer music festival.  Their blues menu ranges from Texas swing to New Orleans, from Kansas City to electric and beyond.  The Deadwood-based Sprague has played the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since his teens.  He started playing guitar before the age of 10.  B.B.

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