SDPB Television’s Dakota Life spotlights area musical talent

SDPB Television's Dakota Life spotlights area musical talent
Dakota Life ends its 2006-07 season with pizzazz as it takes a look at some musical South Dakotans in June, including Duane Strand of Langford, the band Brul� and JazzFest in Sioux Falls.

The program, a magazine-style production of South Dakota Public Broadcasting Television, airs several times over the month. Tune in and join the Dakota Life on Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 5 a.m.; Monday, June 11, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 17, 10:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 27, 9:30 p.m.

Duane Strand – The Langford man makes violins and other instruments. The 77-year-old retiree has made 18 violins and dozens of other instruments like guitars, mandolins and dulcimers.

Brul� – This Native American musical group, with roots in the Lower Brule Reservation, is very popular on the New Age scene. They have played all across the country and have a huge following.

JazzFest – Every year, the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society organizes the two-day event and brings in artists from around the country. Behind the scenes, there's a lot of work from dozens of volunteers.

Each month, Dakota Life explores the interesting people and places of South Dakota. A new season begins in the fall.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is a statewide multimedia network offering quality entertainment and lifelong learning via television, radio, Internet and education and outreach. For information about SDPB and the Friends of SDPB, go to or call 800-456-0766.

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