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Oregon Art Beat Music Special Sneak Peek: Nu Shooz

Enjoy this sneak peek of Oregon Art Beat's music special airing December 15! Grammy nominated band Nu Shooz joins us in our OPB studio to play songs off their newest album since the 80's. State of Wonder's April Baer interviews John Smith and Valerie Day, the heart of the band, about the band's past and current work.

Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, now entering its 18th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest. Tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Oregon Art Beat will be back on the air December 15 with a brand-new music special featuring Nu Shooz.
 
If you’ve stepped onto a dance floor in the last few decades, you likely remember the Grammy-nominated band Nu Shooz and their hit “I Can’t Wait.” This soul/ funk/ jazz-inspired big band recently dropped their first album of new music in nearly 30 years! It’s called Bagtown. How’s it sound?  Tune in to see a performance in our studio to find out!

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OPB producers and crew travel the region capturing stories about everything from salsa to sculpture and bagpipes to ballet to produce this half-hour weekly show. Oregon Art Beat stories can be found on multiple platforms such as radio and the Web, providing deeper coverage of the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nu Shooz Concert Special (1808)

December 15, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]

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Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
   

Ronni Lacroute

Additional Support Provided By: The Jackson Foundation, The Roundhouse Foundation