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Arts Review

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to Minnesota arts venues and events.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


41 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts and memories from 1997, the summer of love.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 05:54
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Steve Downing reviews the area arts for the month of May. From the First Friday events in Grand Rapids to the Duluth Dylan Fest Poetry Showcase he...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:40
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Steve Downing talks about the happenings in Grand Rapids, MN during First Friday in the month of April and reviews some local music held on the 20t...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:43
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Steve Downing talks about the happenings in Grand Rapids, MN during First Friday in the month of March.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:07
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Steve Downing talks about Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the oldest arts advocacy organization in the country.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:12
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Steve Downing travels to Puerto Morelos, Mexico, and shares the many forms of public art this area has to offer.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 03:52
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Steve Downing reflects on some of the arts programming he has shared over the past 12 months.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:29
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Steve Downing tells about his experience at "Peasants with Torches", an annual celebration of art, held at the TimberLake Lodge in Grand Rapids.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:10
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Steve visits the Edge Center for the Performing Arts in Big Fork, to see Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater and also John Bauer's Exhibit "What's Left:...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
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Steve Downing visits the Edge Center for the Arts, in Bigfork, to see the musical "Annie Jr.", presented by Stages Theatre Company.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 03:51
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Steve Downing reviews exhibits at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids an...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:51
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Steve Downing shares his trip to New York City, visiting the Village Vanguard, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Barrow Street Theatre and more. ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:07
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Steve Downing talks about the Great Northern Radio Show, attends the Duluth Opera "Les Uncomfortables", and takes in "Whats Left: Lives Touched By ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
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Steve Downing announces the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council award winners, shares Grand Rapids First Friday event, and describes the 10th Annual Du...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:01
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Steve Downing shares his First Friday experience in Grand Rapids, MN on May 6th. An evening of art exhibits and local music.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
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Steve Downing reviews "We Wait In The Darkness" a dance performance by Minneapolis based dancer and choreographer Rosy Simas at The Edge Center for...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
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Steve Downing shares his essay on the difficulty of supporting early artists whose talents may not be ready for public consumption.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
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Steve Downing reviews the exhibits at the MacRostie Art Center and the Artaria String Quartet, at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 03:56
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Steve Downing reviews the abstract paintings and sculptures at the "Art and Healing" at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids; Sam Miltich at It...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:10
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The powerful multi-media exhibit, What's Left: Lives Touched By Suicide, organized by Northern Community Radio's John Bauer, opened at the MacRosti...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:55