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Matt Reviews "The Florida Project"

Dec 1, 2017

Cheech talks Chicano Art at UND

Nov 10, 2017
UND by courtesy of Patrick McMullan

Die Fledermaus Bubbles at the FM Opera

Oct 18, 2017

David Hamilton talks about FM Opera's October, 2017 production of  Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.  He talks with Director Eric Gibson, Christopher Burchett (Eisenstein), Julia Lamon (Adele) and Elizabeth Lewis (Rosalinda)Hear some excerpts from the music, discussion of characters, the nature of operetta, and the ditzy plot. More at the F-M Opera web site.

Bonnie Raitt and Mike Olson have a long (35 minute) conversation.  They talk about how Bonnie's parents raised her to be interested in social issues, getting started on the guitar, Ry Cooder, Mississippi Fred McDowell, her new album, producer Joe Henry, local musicians Tom Brosseau and Annie Humphrey and more.  Her show September 1st is at Bluestem  and the Bismarck show is the 5th at the Event Center.  The Fargo show is a benefit for Honor the Earth.

Peter Schickele Talks of His Days in Fargo

Jul 14, 2017

In the Spring of 2017, The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony presented the North Dakota premiere of "Concerto for Simply Grand Piano", a new commission by composer Peter Schickele in his humorous mode.  Schickele won two Grammy awards for his comedic classical music recordings by "P.D.Q. Bach".  He came to Fargo for the occasion, and read to an appreciative audience (that included many old friends) a memoir of his years in the town.

Artist, ND Native James Rosenquist Dies at Age 83

Apr 4, 2017

At age 83, the accomplished artists and Grand Forks native James Rosenquist passed away over the weekend in New York City. Reporter Todd McDonald has this remembrance…

FM Opera

This includes not only background and discussion about the operetta, but some music selections as well, including "A Most Ingenious Paradox" and "With Cat-Like Tread".  The latter includes a segment we bet you did not know came from Gilbert and Sullivan. 

FM Opera says "Join us for love, laugh, and a whole lot of groovy fun ... Gilbert and Sullivan take on the 1960's."

Fargo Moorhead Opera web page here.


Fargo Moorhead Opera Pirates of Penzance

Mar 23, 2017
FM Opera

David Hamilton talks with stage director Eric Gibson and cast members Peter Johnson (The Pirate King) and Melissa Parks (Ruth) from their new production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "The Pirates of Penzance".  There are some musical excerpts, too.  FM Opera describes the production thus.  "Renowned for songs such as "I am a Pirate King!", "Poor Wandring One" & "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," this rollicking comic opera shifts from the high seas to the world of high finance with dashing James Bond inspired pirates, bumbling police officers, dim-witted young lov