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Arts & Culture

 It takes a lot of people to get a film made. Of course actors and directors tend to get top billing for setting the tone of the film, but music is critical. It can get your heart beating, or swooning. Matt Olien is Main Street’s resident movie buff. Scott Prebys, host of Prebys on Classics and Prebys on Jazz on Prairie Public, is quite the music buff. Their worlds overlap in this conversation about some of their favorite film composers.

"An Easy Girl"

Aug 24, 2020

Matt likes this one, but says be aware of the mature content.

"The Go Gos"

Aug 14, 2020

It’s a look at the revolutionary journey of the first successful, all-female band to write their own songs, play their own instruments and score No.1 hits.

"Relic"

Aug 11, 2020

“Relic” is the new horror film from director Natalie Erika James.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Four features Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, singer/songwriter Sunny War, and Toad the Wet Sprocket founding member Glen Phillips.

 

Plus, a visit with Mary Beth Orn and her daughter, Medora Burning Hills singer veteran Bethany Andrist, in Wimbledon, North Dakota at the Peggy Lee Museum.

Leif Enger Discusses "Virgil Wander"

Jul 17, 2020
Grove-Atlantic

Author Leif Enger in a webinar, moderated by Bill Thomas.  They discuss aspects of the characters and plot of Enger's most recent book, set in a small town on Lake Superior.  They talk about the writing process and second chances, and take questions from webinar participants.  Enger came to prominence with "Peace Like A River" and also wrote a western novel, "So Brave, Young and Handsome".  A project of HumanitiesND with suprt from the Paris Family Foundation.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Three features Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids, LA singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell, rising Baltimore Americana artist Letitia VanSant, Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly, and chef Andrea Baumgardner of Bernbaum's.

 


"Da 5 Bloods"

Jun 26, 2020

Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam.

"Onward"

Jun 13, 2020

Not their best, but another thumbs-up for Pixar.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Two features actor, writer, and musician John Doe; Grammy Award-winning musicians Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins; NY Times best-selling author Daniel Levitin; North Dakota poet Madelyn Camrud; and writer and arts educator Julie Wolfson.

 


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