Bemidji State University

The killing of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, by a police officer was like pouring gasoline on a smoldering fire. As many of us watched the protests grow across the country, you may have found yourself wondering: How did we get here? What can we do? And hopefully now you’re can we move forward--together? 

Bemidji State University brings Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to the Bangsberg stage this weekend. BSU Voice Professor Jennifer Olson spearheaded the production and now serves as musical and artistic director for the show.  She stopped by the KBXE studio with Bemidji State students Emily Bergeron who plays the Fairy Godmother and Erich Feist who plays the King.  The production promises a 1920s vibe, magic, dancing and a creative twist on a classic story. 

Performances times are: 

Friday (2/28) - 7:30pm

Every First Friday Area Voices Producer Katie Carter tips us off to what's happening in the arts scenes in Bemidji and other communities.  Today she discussed an art exhibit at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd and theatrical experiences at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She also discussed new art exhibits and music opportunities in Bemidji!  

I refer to our colleges and universities as "dream merchants"...they are the doors of hope and opportunity for all Minnesotans, no matter what race and ethnicity, no matter what socioeconomic status, no matter what area, location or community they belong.  - MN State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra

“For me, when I’m playing or when I’m performing, it’s kind of like my own church… it’s home base for me…  It fills me up when I play.  It gives me a lot of energy and just that incentive to always improve and always get better.” – Eric Sundeen, Percussionist 

In celebration of Earth Day and Earth Week, Bemidji State University hosts the 2nd annual Arts of the Earth Festival this Saturday and Sunday.  The two day event promises activities and educational, enlightening experiences for all ages.  Both days have a full schedule of workshops, documentaries, arts demonstrations, live music and inspiration.  More than 30 artists and vendors will have booths se

For 50 years, Bemidji State University students have transported guests of the dinner theater, madrigal experience to the holiday happenings of the 16th century.  This year's events will be the last of the annual Madrigal Dinners, but that's not to say they will never happen again.  BSU Professor, Director of Choral Activities and Producer of the Madrigal Dinners, Dr.

Our series on the rapid growth of solar power in Minnesota continues this morning with a look at solar opportunities for people in the Bemidji area.

Today we are celebrating Indigenous People's Day on KAXE/KBXE through conversations and music.  This morning we talked with psychology professor Dr. John Gonzalez from BSU.  He's one of the speakers today at the American Indian Resource Center for Indigineous People's Day At Bemidji State University.  His talk is “Is My Healthcare Making Me Sick? Microaggressions in American Indian Healthcare.”


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