Area Voices

Reif Center

The Theater Education program at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids was created to increase possibilities for youth and adults to get involved in theater.   Their production of A Suessified Christmas Carol takes the stage this weekend in Grand Rapids.  Performances will be tonight and tomorrow night, November 17 & 18 at 6:30pm and Sunday, November 19 at 2pm. 

Director Jim Cagle stopped by the KAXE studio to talk about the the Reif Center Theater Education program and the upcoming. 

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra's 79th season is underway.  This Sunday, lyric tenor J. Warren Mitchell joins the symphony, adding his operatic voice to the concert.  Conductor Beverly Everett and J. Warren Mitchell talked about their collaboration on the morning show.  Sunday's concert begins at 3pm and will be held at the Bemidji High School Auditorium.

Bemidji Community Theater's production of The Sound of Music opens this Friday and will run both this weekend and next.  Maria, Captain VonTrapp, Marta VonTrapp, Sister Agethe and Sister Sabine chatted about the play, the history behind the story and the benefits of community theater on the morning show this week.  

Area Voices: Gangs

Nov 8, 2017

 "All human beings have an intrinsic desire to be accepted, to know it's ok to be me and someone's got my back...if the existing choices for having that, for finding that, feel like they don't fit, then people look elsewhere..."

Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE studio recently and spoke candidly about a variety of topics, one of which was gangs on northern Minnesota reservations.  Gangs can be appealing in terms of meeting that essential human need to belong and feel protected.  Click on the link for the full conversation.  

Susan Kedzie is a visual artist, a jeweler, a scientist and a teacher.  She's passionate about making the world a better place and that mentality flows into all of her work.  Her first children's book, A Thousand Purring Cats, is a story about ordering a collection of cats via a cat catalog.   It's also a book about emotional healing and getting through the rough patches in life.

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