Music

Joseph A Rosen

In The Moment ... May 22, 2017 Show 098 Hour 2

When Shemekia Copeland was eight years old, her father pulled her onstage at the Cotton Club in Harlem to sing. Her latest album, "Outskirts of Love,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. You can see her this Thursday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls, as the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society brings the award-winning blues vocalist to town. She joins In the Moment to talk about giving voice to a new era of blues in America.

Michael Henry

In The Moment ... May 19, 2017 Show 097 Hour 1

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 12, 2017 Show 092 Hour 1

Today for Moment in Sound, we welcome Harland Allen and Kim Bachman otherwise known as Aces and Eights. They kick off the "Black Hills Opry" classic country theater at the Homestake Opera House this  month in Lead.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke sits down with Minneapolis indie band "Night Moves" ahead of their concert this week at Total Drag in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association

In The Moment ... April 21, 2017 Show 077 Hour 1

South Dakota music legend Nick Schwebach joins us as we celebrate his induction into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award. We’ll talk music and friendship as Schwebach plays live for our weekly Moment in Sound segment.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 18, 2017 Show 074 Hour 1

“Vietnam Vets: Still Coming Home” is a monumental book that chronicles the monumental lives (as well as the mundane details) of Vietnam veterans before, during, and after the war. Joining us today in the studio are photographer Steve Feimer and Larry Tentinger.

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In The Moment ... April 17, 2017 Show 073 Hour 2

Larry Zimmerman is Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. He joins us to talk about benefits for those who served, including free undergraduate college tuition at state institutions.

Ethan Bortnick returns to South Dakota for "Generations of Music." It's a live concert experience and filming of a national PBS special. Bortnick tells us about his affection for the state, his non-musical family, and about his passion for serving others with music.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.

Victoria Wicks

In The Moment ... April 5, 2017 Show 065 Hour 1

Can understanding algorithms change your life for the better? Ali Allmosawi is the creator of "An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments." His new book is called "Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier. He joins us to talk about using the fundamentals of problem solving to lead you to better choices every day.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 28, 2017 Show 059 Hour 1

Today we bring you one of the highlights from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra season. In January, the symphony performed Theodore Wiprud's Sinfonietta. It was the world premiere of the piece.

Ted Wiprud is a composer, a concert presenter, educator and music executive. He currently serves as Vice President of Education for the New York Philharmonic.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... March 27, 2017 Show 058 Hour 2

Lisa Gardner is the department chair and the Sammons Group Director of the School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management and the EMC Insurance Center Director at Drake University. She joins us from her office in Des Moines to talk about health insurance risk and give the us the basics behind the insurance industry. We spoke earlier and begin with the basic risks behind the Affordable Care Act.

Larry Deiter is the South Dakota Insurance Commissioner and joins the conversation now to talk about the industry in South Dakota.

On this week's podcast we celebrate the creative spark with author Augustin Fuentes, musician N.W. Engbers, and South Dakota high school students from the state Poetry Out Loud finals.

This week's podcast features a conversation with blues musician Davy Knowles, poetry from Patrick Hicks, and music from The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.

In this week's In the Moment podcast, we explore the full range of the human condition with expressions of despair and resilience, love and hope.

In the Moment producer Steve Zwemke talks with an editor at The Players' Tribune about compelling stories of hardship and triumph from professional athletes. Lindy Obach offers her poem, "Southwest by Dakota." And musician Nik Harr brings a song about connection and holding life together, for one another, when times get tough.

On this episode of the In the Moment podcast, "Women are women wherever you go." Pastor Pat Hammond talks about human trafficking across the globe. Jim Reese offers a poem called "This Isn't Dress Rehearsal," and Guitar Master Bob Fehy chills out on the slide guitar.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... February 10, 2017 Show 028 Hour 1

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Sioux Falls middle schoolers are playing music with a world-renowned rock orchestra violinist. Mark Wood is in town to perform Saturday night. More than 2,700 students are set to accompany him.

SDPB/Lori Walsh

It's Owen DeJong Day in South Dakota. The Morning Classics host was showered with adoration this morning during a live on-air retirement party. Dakota Midday kept the party going with stories of Owen you might not have heard.

Larry Rohrer, Nick Schwebach and Kenny Putnam have traveled and played music with DeJong for decades. They say he's deeply talented and original, musically fearless, and delightfully mischievous.

Live phone interview with Smithsonian-Folkways recording artist Bob Everhart. He’ll discuss the preservation of rural, old-time music. Everhart is celebrating 70 years as an entertainer (he is approaching his 80th birthday) and has devoted much of his life to performing and  “saving” a musical art form .

 

Bob and Shelia Everhart are currently on tour in South Dakota:

July 6 Aberdeen-Mitchell Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

July 7 Band Shelli in City Park, Huron, 7:00 p.m.

July 8 South Dakota Historical Society, on the lawn at the State Capitol, 7:00 p.m.

Photo by Jim Kent

Glenn Miller and his big band were at the height of their fame when World War Two began. Two years after volunteering to serve in the Army Air Force, a plane the trombonist was traveling in disappeared over the English Channel. Despite the fact that its namesake was lost at sea, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still touring the country today. SDPB’s Jim Kent caught up with the orchestra’s current leader and a number of long-time fans at the Homestake Opera House in Lead to explore what makes this decades-old music still put folks “In The Mood”.

Original Compositions Celebrate National Parks

Jun 29, 2016

A Michigan ensemble is hitting the road with new music to celebrate the anniversary of the National Park System. Two original compositions offer listeners a different take on parks like the Badlands and Wind Cave.

This weekend a group of musicians premiere two new pieces of music written about two South Dakota National parks.  The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble performs original compositions at Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park. The ensemble is playing music written in celebration of the National Park System’s 100th birthday.

Hank Harris and Jeff Severson join Dakota Midday for live music and musings on everything from the influence of nature to the nature of South Dakota music. They perform together Friday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) a the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

Artist bios:

Gordy Pratt has been portraying Deadwood lawman Seth Bullock for more than 11 years. Today marks Pratt’s one thousandth show as Bullock. He joins Midday to share music, storytelling, and his  philosophy of performance that keeps audience satisfaction top of mind.

When some kids were playing catch with their dads, Shonn Wiley was sharing dance moves with his. He now performs with Under the Streetlamp, singing and dancing to classic hits from the American Radio Songbook. An actor, dancer, and choreographer, Wiley joins Dakota Midday to discuss the chemistry of the group, the legacy of the Rat Pack and others, and the value of arts education.

Jim Brickman joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about songwriting, creativity, and how getting older helps free him from the weight of judgment.

Jim Brickman's signature style on the piano has garnered two Grammy nods, four Gold albums, and 30 chartered adult radio hits.

He plays three shows this weekend in Sioux Falls at the Belbas Theater, Washington Pavilion.

The musicians of Mipso have been called "renegade traditionalists," and they don't mind that label at all. Jacob Sharp and Joseph Terrell talk with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about songwriting, touring, and how putting in the proverbial 10,000 hours of performance helps the band create melodies and rhythms that are fresh and intelligent.

The Case School of Music is offering its first Day of Percussion in Sioux Falls, Saturday, February 20. Instructors Daniel Heier and Tyson Conn discuss the art of percussion, from double bass drumming to jazz improvisation.

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Cattle producers in South Dakota are raising money to feed the hungry by hosting a Toby Keith concert. The famous country artist is slated to perform in the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls in June. Tickets go on sale on Friday, and proceeds from the concert go to Feeding South Dakota. 

Members of a statewide cattle organization started a Prime Time Gala three years ago. The concert component of the event benefits the hungry. Todd Wilkinson is president of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association.

Dakota Midday: SD Video Wins Award

Nov 19, 2015

The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills recently recorded over 200 boys and girls from the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Black Hills.  They're featured in a "virtual choir" video that earned a second place honor at one of the largest Native American film festivals in Europe.  Guest host Jackelyn Severin was joined by Michael Hill, Executive Director of the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills.

Thomas Hentges (stage name: Burlap Wolf King) joins us on Dakota Midday.  Burlap Wolf King performs this Saturday night at the label launch for Different Folk Records (www.differentfolkrecords.com) along with Jack Klatt, the Union Grove Pickers, Jami Lynn and Ryan Kickland.  The launch show is at 7:30 p.m. (11/14) at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Burlap Wolf King will perform a couple of songs live at the Sioux Falls studio and discuss the new record label and what it means to area recording artists. 

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