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Arts & Culture

Sunday, November 24, at 5pm: 

An Evening with Peter Schickele

In 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.

New York Post

A church in Mexico built a statue of the Baby Jesus that many on the internet are freaking out about because it resembles Phil Collins. Alison Krauss will be honored at a White House ceremony tonight, where President Trump will award her the National Medal of the Arts. But it's unclear whether she will show up. Spotify has announced its own awards show as a counter to the Grammys, that seems to focus on music from Latin America. And on Tuesday, Ireland's Central Bank will unveil a commemorative coin in honor of the late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. 


Minneapolis rap & soul superstar Lizzo leads the 62nd Grammy nominations with eight, including for Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Others with multiple nominations include Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend. The awards ceremony will be televised on CBS in January. Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukah concerts in New York City have inspired Verve's new collection, Hanukah Plus. Joining Yo La Tengo on the album are The Flaming Lips and HAIM, who cover a Leonard Cohen song. 

Brad Kahlhamer

Adopted kids can feel like they're at a crossroads, especially when their birth and adopted parents have different cultural, religious, or racial backgrounds. Artist Brad Kahlhamer's birth parents are native. His adopted parents aren't. He explores this in his show, A Nation of One, currently on display at the Plains Art Museum. 

"Doctor Sleep"

Nov 15, 2019

Matt's liking this sequel from the shining.

It took David Byrne six decades to become a U.S. citizen, and he doesn't take the privileges that come with it for granted. And so, during his recent American Utopia concerts and Broadway run, he set up a table in the lobby to register voters. He also used a spotlight during the show to illustrate that only 20 percent of those eligible usually show up at the polls. Jewel Kilcher has released her first new music in four years, a piano ballad that accompanies a documentary she co-produced with Rosario Dawson and Halle Barre that's out tomorrow. No More Tears chronicles the state of youth homelessness in America. And Sonoma Valley winery Echo Echo has put out their new red blend, Reality Estates in partnership with the New Jersey indie band known for their shimmering guitars, Real Estate.

Scott Prebys interviews Monte Grise, director of the Lake Agassiz Concert Band.

David Glimour, Bill Wyman, Steven Tyler and Fargo's own Jonny Lang are set to join Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie at the Palladium in London in February for an all-star tribute to early Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Peter Green. The man behind the original "Black Magic Woman" before Santana had a hit with it, "Man of the World," the instrumental "Albatross" and more, was a dominating blues guitarist in the late 60's, earning praise, especially for his tone, from BB King and Eric Clapton. Green left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 after a bad acid trip in Germany and has struggled with mental health issues ever since. The siblings who made Liam and Noel Gallagher blush, the famously feuding Robinson Brothers have buried the hatchet and are readying a massive Black Crowes reunion tour next summer! And Fat Possum Records is set to put out a tribute record to late jazz singer and pianist Mose Allison later this month, featuring Iggy Pop, Finoa Apple, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Frank Black, Dave Alvin and more.  

"The Lighthouse"

Nov 9, 2019

Matt likes this one.

Not for little kids, says Matt.