See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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605 God: What if Drake was from Toronto, South Dakota?

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Would his moody music make as much or more sense in the hazy Glacial Lakes as in "the 6"?

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Ted & Alice Miller to Perform at SDPB Studios in Vermillion

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The free concert by the Nebraska roots duo will be recorded for NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.

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Master Dakota Flute Maker Bryan Akipa Never Stops Exploring His Art Form

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Since a serendipitous moment spent with Oscar Howe, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate artist has played a key role in the revival of Native flute making and music. 

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Interview: Frank Waln, Part II

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The second part of our interview with the Rosebud Reservation-raised rapper and star of MTV's Rebel Music: Native America.

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Interview: Frank Waln

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SDPB recently talked with the rapper from the Rosebud Reservation as he prepared to headline the Black Hills Unity Concert.

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Photo Album: The Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi

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This weekend, people from the Dakotas and Great Plains to the West Coast and Canada have converged on Fort Thompson to celebrate the 153rd annual Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi.

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Jami Lynn's Album Listed as a Top Country Music Album for 2015

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Jami Lynn’s ‘Fall Is A Good Time To Die’ album is listed as one of the top-26 country music albums of 2015, according to Martin Chilton of The Telegraph. Chilton is the online culture editor, and last year he did a list on the top-41 country music albums.

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Czech Days Are Here Again in Tabor

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The annual festival of polka, kolaches and Beseda returns to Bon Homme County. 

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

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It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

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American Masters : American Ballet Theatre : A History

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A new documentary about the American Ballet Theatre honors the world-renowned company’s 75th anniversary.

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International Jazz Day on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly

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Today music lovers from Paris to New York to Sioux Falls celebrate International Jazz Day. Host Uncle Jimmo brings the celebration to the airwaves tonight on SDPB Radio's Jazz Nightly.

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Today In History (April 27): Beethoven Composed Für Elise And Governor Rounds Announced State Quarter Design

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On April 27, 1810 Ludwig van Beethoven composed his famous piano piece, Für Elise. According to History Run Down, Für Elise is ranked 166 on the top-200 list for the best classical music pieces of all-time. Also on April 27, but in 2005, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced the "Mount Rushmore and Pheasant" to the Department of Treasury for the South Daktoa state quarter design.

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ON RECORD : Minnesota Singer-Songwriter Charlie Parr

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Minnesota singer-songwriter Charlie Parr releases his new album, "Stumpjumper," next week. He joins ON RECORD host Matt Weesner to perform songs and talk inspiration this Saturday, April 25 at 9pm CT, 8 MT on SDPB Radio. 

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The 2015 Sioux Falls JazzFest Lineup

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The lineup for the 2015 Sioux Falls JazzFest event has been announced with Grace Potter, Boz Scaggs, and Marcia Ball headlining the event.

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