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Community Spotlight: Headwaters Music & Arts Puts Together a Northwoods Winter

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ANOTHER DAY, SOOT SPORT, THE BALL IS A DIFFERENT TIP. >>A.J.: THEY TIP ON SATURDAY.>>Dennis: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AJ>>>THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON ARE IN THE AIR, AND THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN PLACED INTO ALBUM. IN THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT, OUR JOSH PETERSON SHARES WITH US THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS IN BEMIDJI, VOLUME THREE. >>Josh: WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SIGHTS OF THE SEASON AND NOW AS OF SATURDAY, THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO CHERISH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE ALBUM TITLED NORTHWOODS WINTER IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF CHRISTMAS IN BEMIDJI, A CD OF LOCAL ARTISTS COMING TOGETHER TO SPREAD SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER. >>IT’S A COLLABORATION BETWEEN A LOT OF LOCAL ARTISTS THAT HAVE DONATED THEIR TIME, WRITTEN SONGS, AND EVEN PRODUCING THE ALBUM ITSELF, AND SO IT’S REALLY COOL TO HAVE THE CONCERT, THE ARTISTS IN HOUSE AND HAVE THE COMMUNITY COMING OUT FOR IT. >>Josh: THE CHRISTMAS IN BEMIDJI COLLECTION BEGAN SIX YEARS AGO WHEN THE FIRST ALBUM WAS RELEASED AND HAS ACTED AS AN IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL EVER SINCE. >>ANY PROCEEDS GO TO OUR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. WE RAISE FUNDS EVERY YEAR FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT OUR MUSIC PROGRAMMING IS AS ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE TO AS MANY FAMILIES AS POSSIBLE. >>Josh: THIS ALBUM AS LABOR OF LOVE FOR THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF IT SINCE THE BEGINNING AND KICKING OFF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.>>REALLY, WE TAKE THOSE TWO YEARS OF PLANNING TO ACTUALLY GET PEOPLE IN TO DO IT AND RECORD IT, SO WE’RE RECORDING CHRISTMAS MUSIC IN AUGUST AND JULY. >>Josh: WITH A FULL HOUSE IN ATTENDANCE, AUDIENCE MEMBERS WERE TREATED TO LIVE PERFORMANCES MUCH EACH SONG FEATURE ON THE ALBUM. WITH SUCH A LARGE RESPONSE, THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANOTHER ALBUM IN TWO YEARS IS VERY LIKELY. >>WE’RE FEELING REALLY GOOD ABOUT IT AND WE’LL BE ELEVATING. I THINK THE ODDS ARE GOOD THOUGH. >>I THINK PROBABLY SO. YOU LOOK AROUND HERE, THIS IS A BIG SUCCESS TONIGHT AND WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE YEARS AHEAD. >>Josh: CDs ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF BEMIDJI AND AT THE HEADWATERS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON ECHOING THROUGH THE AIR, IT’S

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