Sam Miltich

The Reif Center and the MacRostie Art Center connected with ICTV to make  First Friday happen despite  people's inability to visit the galleries.  Everyone is invited to watch a first ever virtual First Friday celebration in Grand Rapids.  You can find it on ICTV Facebook and Youtube channels as well as Mediacom 2 & 7 and Paul Buny

Katie Carter

We talked with Aaron to get ready for the Saturday November 17th edition of the Great Northern Radio Show.  We are always excited for the show, but ESPECIALLY because we get to celebrate the 125th birthday of  the town of Hibbing AND 20 years of the Hibbing Foundation.  PLUS, the venue - the historic Hibbing High School auditorium is newly renovated!  We can't wait to try out those new buttery seats and see the grand chandeliers, all while b

Sam Miltich

As Sam Miltich says, "I've sort of asked myself over the years...what is more important: art and music or the outdoors? And I've come to the conclusion that I can't have one without the other. They're both equally important and they balance the other one out. When one is getting to be a lot, the other one steps in and creates a whole new palette; and then I'm ready for the other side again."

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Nathan Bergstedt is the playwright.  Sam Miltich composed the score.  The Ballad of Newton Badger came from a conversation after a production of Shakespeare in the Park a few years ago.  These two artists from Grand Rapids worked together and on their own to present a

Live Music

Feb 17, 2017

Our latest CenterStage MN Concert was last night, (featuring a northern Minnesotan for the first time in the series!) with Sam Miltich & Charmin Michelle. I had the opportunity to sit next to a man, probably in his late 80s/early 90s. This dude was feeling the music, being transported in time; I couldn't help but share in his love.

Milt Lee talks with Sam Miltich about his life as a musician.  Growing up surrounded by a large musical  family in northern Minnesota, taking his talents around the world and landing back to his roots playing jazz throughout the Upper Midwest.

Sam Miltich stopped by the KAXE studios in Grand Rapids, MN Monday morning to discuss his upcoming concerts.  Proceeds from this Friday's concert at MacRostie Art Center will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC).  Sam tells Heidi why SLPC's mission of fighting hate and bigotry is important to him.   The also discuss the powerful impact the arts have on society.  

Hang on 'til the end of the interview for a sample of Sam's music!