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2:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Pioneers Of Television Season 4

Jerry Seinfeld appears on tonight's episode of Pioneers of Television (7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain) on SDPB-TV.

The fourth season of Pioneers of Television begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV with the episode "Standup to Sitcom."  Future episodes include "Doctors and Nurses," "Breaking Barriers," and "Acting Funny."  Steve Boettcher, President of Boettcher Media Group and co-owner of BT Media in Milwaukee, where Pioneers of Television is produced for PBS, joined Dakota Midday to preview the new season.

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1:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

"THE ADDRESS"

Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Central, SDPB-TV will broadcast Ken Burns' newest film, THE ADDRESS. The Learn the Address Initiative launched in November calling for Americans, namely schoolchildren, to recite the Gettysburg Address and post it at www.learntheaddress.org. Numerous school children and citizens from the South Dakota area participated in the initiative.

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Arts
3:55 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ashwin Batish Ensemble In Spearfish

Ashwin Batish Ensemble

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center in Spearfish presents a live performance by the Ashwin Batish Ensemble on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The band members are in Spearfish classrooms today and tomorrow explaining the origins of their instruments and Indian music. Ashwin Batish is a sitarist and table player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition from his father S.D. Batish and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso and funk.

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3:43 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Pringle Rancher Publishes First Anthology

Pringle Rancher Amy Kirk

Pringle rancher and columnist Amy Kirk writes the weekly humor column, "A Ranchwife's Slant." She recently published her first anthology, "A Ranchwife's Slant: Cowboy, Kids and Ranch Life." Her columns candidly profile the big things in life in small but humorous ways: marriage, parenting, the gender gap, and problem solving, all under the premise of living and working with cattle. She gives an entertaining perspective of what it's like being a ranch wife raising a family and livestock alongside her husband Art.

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Arts
1:50 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

35th Annual Young Artists Competition Winners

Jamuna Buchanan
Credit Black Hills Symphony

Jamuna Buchanan (violin) and Madison Wieczorek (piano) are winners of the 35th annual Young Artists Competition, sponsored by the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Black Hills Symphony League. Competition is open to high school instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12 and living within a 180-mile radius of Rapid City. The junior division is open to students in 9th or 10th grades with a maximum age of 17. The senior division is open to those in 11th and 12th grade with a maximum age of 19.

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Arts
3:55 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

"Disney's Beauty And The Beast" In Sioux Falls

Actor Kevin Kelly

Actor Kevin Kelly has a supporting role in the touring Broadway production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" playing at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls today and Wednesday. Kelly grew up in Aberdeen. Both of his parents were active in community theater and his late father taught drama at Aberdeen Central High School. After high school, Kelly majored in theater at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and is now based in New York City. Kelly joined Dakota Midday to discuss the Broadway production and his career in theater.

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Arts
5:01 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

River Liffey Boys

The River Liffey Boys.

The Rapid City-based River Liffey Boys performed during the Dahl Arts Center's Emerging Artists Program last October.  Established in March, 2010, the River Liffey Boys began playing lots of traditional music along with Celtic, country and bluegrass.  They melded the genres into their own sound which they call "blue-Irish-grass."  In discussing the appeal of Irish music, the members of the River Liffey Boys joked that they know they'll always have a gig on St.

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Arts
2:12 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mark O'Connor: American Fiddler

Mark O'Connor
Credit Jim McGuire

Violinist Mark O'Connor is one of today's most remarkable and versatile musicians. He plays jazz, county, bluegrass, folk and classical. He's also an accomplished guitarist and mandolin player. He's composed a number of orchestral works, including his "Fiddle Concerto" which has become the most-performed modern violin concerto of the last forty years. As an educator, he's developed the O'Connor Violin Method. The thread holding all of O'Connor's musical endeavors together is a distinctly American approach.

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Arts
1:48 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

"This American Life" Host Coming To Sioux Falls

"This American Life" Host Ira Glass

Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life" has pioneered a new kind of radio. The weekly program explores a theme - fiascos, conventions, frenemies - through a mix of documentaries, radio monologues, investigative stories and occasional fiction. Usually the program applies the tools of journalism to everyday life. But sometimes it tackles news stories, leading to some of its most distinctive and acclaimed show. The stories can be engaging, intimate, surprising, funny, disturbing and bittersweet.

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Arts
4:01 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles.

Don't get the wrong impression when you hear that Hey Marseilles is a Seattle band.  Based in Seattle - yes.  But Hey Marseilles swirls from indie/folk to orchestral-pop as Matt Bishop's vocals embrace an instrumental pallete.  The band released their first album, "To Travels and Trunks," in 2008.  It was re-released two years later with an additional song.  In October, 2010, Hey Marseilles performed on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" podcast.  NPR called their record "sublime and heartfelt."  Their second album, "Lines We Trace," was released last March to critical acclaim.  The band logged seve

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Arts - Sculpture - Writers
4:02 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Sculpture Project Call For Writers

Masayuki Nagase’s Passage of Wind and Water sculpture project at Rapid City's Main Street Square.
Credit Photo by Jim Kent

The Passage of Wind and Water Arts Collaborative is looking for writers to submit material for a choral poem about Rapid City’s Main Street Square sculpture project.

Lend your voice and become part of a community collaboration through written word. That’s the message being sent out to area writers who’d like to share their thoughts, ideas, observations, and reflections as inspired by the Badlands or The Passage of Wind and Water Sculpture Project. 

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Arts
4:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Speaking Engagement In Yankton Discussing Juarez, Mexico

Charles Bowden, investigative journalist and author, and Molly Molloy, research librarian and Latin American border specialist, are speaking this evening during the Great Plains Writers' Tour at Mount Marty College in Marian Auditorium, beginning at 7:00. Bowden has been writing about the Mexican border city of Juarez, notorious for its violence, for over 15 years. "El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin," which Bowden co-edited with Molloy, was published in 2011 from Nation Books.

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Arts
1:52 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

CALJE Performing In Spearfish

CALJE Trumpeter Victor Garcia

The band CALJE (Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble) is performing at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. CALJE is regarded as the new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene. With a global sound and ensemble, this band represents Afro-Cuban Jazz, as well as music from all of Latin America. They incorporate traditional Cuban rhythms as son, guaguanco, and clave negra with modern Jazz harmony.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

"TB Silent Killer"

Filmmaker Jezza Neumann

Frontline's "TB Silent Killer" airs on SDPB-TV Tuesday, March 25th at 9:00 pm, Central; 8 pm, Mountain. Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with more than 8 million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks occurring across the world (including in Europe and the United States), TB - passed simply by a cough or a sneeze - has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet.

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3:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Presenting the History of Jazz

Jesse Lynch Trio

New York City jazz pianist Jesse Lynch takes audiences on a journey through the history of jazz from ragtime and swing through bop and contemporary with his multimedia show, Jesse Lynch Jazz 101. Lynch and his trio are in the middle of a seventy-eight city tour bringing them to South Dakota this weekend.

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Arts
2:01 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Downtown Suzie Cappa Center Celebrates Year One

This sign is part of the new exterior at the Suzie Cappa Art Center.

A unique art gallery in downtown Rapid City is celebrating the one year anniversary of its new location and facility.

Suzie Cappa Arts Center is run by Black Hills Works, the organization supports people with disabilities.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray stopped by for a tour of the gallery.  He found a surprising range of artists on display.

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Arts
1:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print, in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the U.S. Hatch Show Print produced classic show posters for such legendary artists as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin. Jim Sherraden started working at Hatch Show Print in 1984 when it looked like the historic Nashville poster shop was about to go out of business. He's speaking at an American Advertising Federation-Black Hills luncheon at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City Tuesday morning and he joined Dakota Midday to discuss the company.

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Arts
11:37 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Trampled Under Foot

Trampled Under Foot

This week, it's the Kansas City based blues group, Trampled Under Foot, recorded live at Jazzfest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, at Yankton Trail Park on July 18th, 2013. Siblings Danielle, Kris, and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, were active in the thriving Kansas City blues scene, playing in local bands and competing in the Kansas City Blues Challenge. Unfortunately, Bob and Lisa's band didn't make it to the International Blue Challenge in Memphis - but their kids did.

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1:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Union Grove Pickers - Part 2

Credit No Depression

More music and conversation with the Union Grove Pickers on this week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  Hear the second half of the Union Grove Pickers performance at the 4th Annual Americana Music Festival held last November at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.  Also, band members Tim Jewell, Erin Castle and Josh Rieck visit about the band's new album, "Great Plains Driftin," great South Dakota venues and the Sioux Falls music scene among other topics.

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Arts
1:35 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

"Commemorative Items And Why We Collect Them"

Curators Dan Brosz and Matthew Reitzel from the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum and Archives present a special program, "Commemorative Items and Why We Collect Them," at 2 p.m. Sunday (3/16) at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The program will feature artifacts that can be found in the Archives and Museum that relate to the commemoration or celebration of important historical events and special events in our own communities.

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3:45 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Union Grove Pickers Preview New CD

The Union Grove Pickers.
Credit Kickstarter

The Union Grove Pickers, a Sioux Falls based folk/American band, are set to release their second album, "Great Plains Driftin'," at a cd release concert on Saturday, March 22 at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls.  Band members Tim Jewell, Josh Rieck, Megan DeBoer, Erin Castle and Travis Jamison talked about the upcoming release and performed live at SDPB's studios at the University of Sioux Falls on Tuesday.

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2:13 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Ten Tenors In Sioux Falls Friday

The Ten Tenors.

The Ten Tenors from Australia present a collection of Broadway's greatest hits Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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2:25 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Union Grove Pickers - Part 1

The Union Grove Pickers.
Credit Orpheum Theater

According to Josh Rieck, the sound of the Union Grove Pickers could've gone any number of different directions when the group formed.  Their new cd, "Great Plains Driftin'," which is scheduled for a March 22 release during a special show at the historic Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls, demonstrates that the band still likes to dabble in several genres.

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Arts
3:59 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

"Beyond Boundaries" Exhibit Opens Friday

A watercolor from Jessica L. Bryant's "Beyond Boundaries" exhibit.

The Dahl Arts Center is home to "Beyond Boundaries: Visions from the South Unit of Badlands National Park."  The collection of paintings, set in and around Badlands National Park, opens Friday and runs through May 3 in the Inez and Milton Shaver Gallery at the Dahl.  Created by artist Jessica L.

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Arts
3:10 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Baladino In Sisseton

Baladino.

Baladino, a world music ensemble from Israel, is in Sisseton through Saturday as part of a multi-city Midwestern performance tour.  The five-member folk group takes its audience on a journey through music of the Mediterranean region - music carried to Israel by people from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Arabic countries.  Multi-wind instrumentalist Yonnie Dror described how the group brings together instruments and traditions from a wide open span of cultures while updating them with their own youthful energy and backgrounds in jazz improvisation and electronica.  Baladino is performing

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Arts
1:42 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

The Soul Of John Black

John Bigham

The Soul of John Black will perform Friday, March 7, at 8:00 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls as part of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2013-2014 concert series. The Soul of John Black is the nom de musique John Bigham, whose impressive resume includes a stint as percussionist with the Miles Davis band, eight years of guitar and keyboard work with the pioneering rock-funk-ska band Fishbone, and touring and session work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nikka Costa, Bruce Hornsby and Everlast.

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1:34 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

"The Highway 83 Chronicles"

Stew Magnuson's new book, "The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas (The Highway 83 Chronicles," was published on the 125th anniversary of the year North Dakota and South Dakota became states. Descending 1,885 miles straight down the center of the United States from Westhope, North Dakota, to Brownsville, Texas, is U.S. 83, one of the oldest and longest of the federal highways that hasn't been replaced by an interstate. Award-winning author Stew Magnuson takes readers on a trip down the road and through the history of the Northern Great Plains.

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Arts
1:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

BeauSoleil

Cajun music specialists BeauSoleil of Lafayette, Louisiana, performed at JazzFest on July 20, 2013 - a presentation of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  BeauSoleil take the rich Cajun traditions of their home state and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and rock and roll into a delectable musical recipe.  Founded in 1975, BeauSoleil has released 25 albums.  Their most recent cd, "From Bamako to Carencro," came out in 2013.  The band has won two Grammy Awards and received several other Grammy nominations.  Plus, they have been honored many tim

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Arts
2:39 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Violinist Performs In Aberdeen

Violinist Stephanie Chase.

Violinist Stephanie Chase has performed in 25 countries as featured soloist with the world's most eminent orchestras, among them the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony (Mexico), San Francisco Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic.  Newhouse News calls her, "One of the violin greats of our era."  Chase performs a chamber music concert with members of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony Thursday night at 7:30 at Northern State University.  On Saturday, she plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in e minor a

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Arts
1:37 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

"Instruments Of Song"

Baritone Jesse Blumberg

Baritone Jesse Blumberg enjoys a busy and varied schedule of opera, concert, and recital performances in New York City and beyond. Some of his recent engagements include Niobe, Regina di Tebe at Boston Early Music Festival, Bernstein's Mass at London's Royal Festival Hall, and performances with the New York Festival of Song. Blumberg has toured with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Waverly Consort, and has performed recitals for the Marilyn Horne Foundation.

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