'Dakota Air: The Radio Show' coming to MSU
"Dakota Air: The Radio Show," the monthly radio program by Fargo production company Prairie Airwaves, will perform to a live audience Saturday (Feb. 5) at Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 7 p.m. The show will be recorded for broadcast later in the month on the statewide Prairie Public Broadcasting radio network.
Local performers will join the Dakota Air cast to deliver a unique variety show that will highlight the talent and history of Minot and its surrounding area. The performers will include Celtic band GreenMan; Gentle Winds Orchestra, featuring vocalist Terri Aldrich; and Dakota Music Hall of Fame's the J-M-B Band.
"We've got a magical show scheduled for the Magic City and our local talent and community partners are phenomenal," said Merrill Piepkorn, the show's executive director. "We look forward to celebrating the Minot area during the live show and showcasing it later to the entire state via the radio broadcasts,"
"Dakota Air: The Radio Show" utilizes an old-fashioned radio-variety format featuring host and executive producer Piepkorn and The Radio Stars, a band introduced to the nation during the performance of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" in Bismarck in 2009. It also features original comedy by professional acting company The Dakota Airheads under the creative direction of humorist and writer Steve Stark.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Minot Public School Foundation. Another portion will also benefit the Minot Area Council of the Arts and the MSU Division of Music. Tickets, which are $16 general admission, are available at MAC A (852-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org); the Division of Music (858-3185); and any Gate City Bank in Minot.
"Minot Public School Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Minot Area Council of the Arts and Minot State University as Dakota Air brings music, culture and entertainment to the stage of Ann Nicole Nelson Hall," said Lowell Latimer, MPSF executive director.
For more show and ticket information, contact MACA at 852-2787. In addition to Prairie Public's radio broadcasts, playback of the shows is available worldwide on demand at www.DakotaAirTheRadioShow.com.