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Given the scale of what once was, it wouldn’t be difficult to call the place “Siouxland's biggest fossil,” a sprawling, endless petrifaction. Walk out the door of the lobby, keep the walls on your left and circle the entire place--it'll take you the better part of a half hour because the place is gargantuan.

A century ago, it had to have been perfectly colossal because 116 years later it still is. If you've never seen it, drive up sometime. It’ll stop you in your tracks.

 

Jim Adamson, a volunteer with the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, paid more attention to rock ‘n’ roll when he was growing up.

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SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Jim Adamson about the celebrated bass-baritone Simon Estes, who will perform at Washington High School Auditorium in Cherokee on April 17th at 4 p.m.  Estes, a native of Iowa, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in opera, performing at the Metropolitan Opera House and abroad in the world’s greatest opera houses.   

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The Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival kindles our tundra-frozen senses each year, reminding us that there is more to life than layering. Jim Adamson, the mover and shaker behind the fest, joins FM90's Steve Smith to talk about this years bill and the history of the CJBF.