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Arts & Culture

April 21 at 5pm:

In this hour, we trot across the continent from the story of a payphone in Columbia, MO, to a rapidly changing neighborhood in Nashville, TN. Plus the story of a box of postcards, never sent to their final destination.

Streaming for Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and "Supermassive Black Hole" by British prog-rock trio Muse have gone through the roof after photo of an actual supermassive black hole came out last week. Aretha Franklin was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer for her five decades while LA sound designer Ellen Reid won the coveted Pulitzer for music this year for composing an opera about sexual assault. Spotify drops two Kurt Vile songs- a live version of "Loading Zones" and a cover of the Rolling Stone's "No Expectations." Mick Jagger posts an Instagram of himself among some beautiful flowers with the caption, "A Walk in the Park," signaling to fans that he made it through heart valve surgery in New York last week just fine.

Americana treasure John Prine threw quite a party and performed a career-spanning set at a historic theater in hip Brooklyn Saturday night to mark the one-year anniversary of his critically-hailed The Tree of Forgiveness. The Cincinnati married folk duo Over The Rhine have announced the lineup for their self-curated Nowhere Else Festival, which happens next month on their Ohio farm and features James McMurtry, John Paul White, Birds of Chicago and Leigh Nash. Nick Cave says policing rock's morality might wind up being a good thing for the genre.

Bill Thomas shares a few audio clips from the ceremony for the Governor's Awards for the Arts.

Neil Young and his longtime backing band Crazy Horse are getting together for their first album together in seven years. The memorial service for slain LA rapper and community philanthropist Nipsey Hussle is being live streamed today. At a town hall for songwriters in Nashville, the head of a songwriter's association urged consumers to ditch Spotify in favor of Apple Music because of Spotify's appeal of a Copyright Board decision that increases royalties to songwriters and publishers. A GoFundMe has been launched for Pacific Northwest super producer Tucker Martine and his wife Laura Viers, whose insurance company won't reimburse for the $70,000 worth of gear stolen recently from their new studio.

F-M Opera's Carmen

Apr 10, 2019
Fargo Moorhead Opera

It's "Opera from the Inside".  Fargo Moorhead Opera Artistic Director David Hamilton talks with cast members and the Director of their production of Carmen.  It was composed by Georges Bizet, and according to Wikipedia "Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire."  This conversation talks about the appeal of the music and story, and give us some samples a


Music News: Bob Dylan goes full-on hipster in Nashville as he gets ready to open his Heaven's Door Whiskey Distillery and Center For the Arts in the fall of next year. Twitter removes Trump clip because the producers didn't get permission from Warner Bros. to use Hans Zimmier's Dark Knight Rises score. Widespread Panic pinch hits for Fleetwood Mac, who was subbing for The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest.


Music News: A documentary film fest in Sheffield, England drops its marquee film, The Quiet One, about ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman following amplified online objections over the musician's alleged sexual grooming of his now former wife when she was underage. BRAD singer and founder Shawn Smith dies same day as last week’s anniversaries of the deaths of fellow Seattle music giants Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley. King Crimson will drop their entire collection on Spotify the same day in June they launch 50th anniversary tour. Warmer, a limited-edition companion piece to Jeff Tweedy's solo album Warm, is set to drop on Record Store Day. 

Matt Reviews "Gloria Bell"

Apr 5, 2019

Matt Olien's weekly movie review and trivia question.