Watch & Listen – Minot State Choir making friends and music in Skein

Minot State Choir is in Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway this week as a part of a cultural exchange. Watch and listen to a few of their performances below.

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A Haunting Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Poem About Love, Perspective, and the Hubble Space Telescope

As much as it is for our ‘place’, The Minot Voice was equally developed as a platform to elevate that which is remarkable — especially in the form of performance or creation. What you experience below is all of this and more. It was sourced from Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings where she provides much deeper

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Finland’s Steve’n’Seagulls is back in the U.S. touring the West

Finland’s Steve’n’Seagulls has been featured at least a few times here on The Minot Voice. Their performances — at least the Youtube videos — often mix traditional instruments with reinterpretations of classic 1980’s rock like ACDC and Guns n’ Roses. They’re a relevant Minot topic because of our Scandinavian heritage and our constant need to

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Guns N’ Roses Covered by Traditional Finnish Band

Well, traditional Finnish band may be a stretch. But the instruments at least look traditional. The band is Steve ‘N’ Seagulls. The song is “You Could Mine” originally by Guns N’ Roses. And this isn’t the first look at these guys on The Minot Voice. The “November Rain” cover was perhaps more remarkable. And that

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Postmodern Jukebox Takes on Cheap Trick

The song is “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick, but you’ve never heard it quite like this. Beyond the extraordinary musicianship and arrangements, the beauty of P.M.J. is they force us to experience something we know in a new way. Perhaps more importantly, in this setting, we’re rarely threatened by that new idea

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Watch & Listen: Alan Jackson’s Mercury Blues in a Softer, Canadian Style

Canadian artists Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund cover Alan Jackson’s Mercury Blues. Watch it below.

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Watch & Learn: When an Actor Gets the Accent Right

There’s a ton of hard work and talent that goes into sounding authentic on the stage and screen. And rightly so, the nuance of language and the way we all deliver it is nearly infinite. Check out this article and video from Wired for an expert’s evaluation on a lot of famous performances.

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Nostalgic for Yesteryear? PMJ’s Santeria Will Take You Back to the 1940s

  Post Modern Jukebox takes modern pop music and rearranges it. Their latest offering is below, and it’s a version of Sublime’s Santeria in the style of 1940’s big band. They’re a regular feature on The Minot Voice because they force us to hear a different perspective, but they do it in a way that we’re

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Watch: Madonna’s Material Girl Get’s a Remake in the Mold of 1920’s Swing

Post Modern Jukebox is one of those bands that forces us to look and listen a bit differently than we’re accustomed to. They rearrange the works of modern pop musicians into the musical stylings of past eras. Below you’ll find a blind tiger look at the 1980’s most popular material girl.

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Great Performance: First Hand Navy Flying

Ever wondered what it was like to fly in a Navy jet? How about flying in a jet 10 feet from three other jets going really fast? Use the video below to augment your imagination, and don’t hesitate to grab the screen, you can actually rotate the view around to change the perspective. //

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Great Performance: Four Musicians, One Instrument

What do you get when you put four musicians in a room with one cello? The cool thing about music is you’d probably get a something different each time. But in this case, the outcome is particularly impressive. Check out the Wiener Cello Ensemble in this great performance.

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Listen: The Cremation of Sam McGee

The epic arctic poem by Robert W. Service is also the feature of this week’s quote. Here it is as read by the late Johnny Cash.

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