Music

TCL in Your Town: Rosemount High School Band  

With 500 students, the Rosemount High School band program is the largest high school band program in Minnesota. And it has one heck of a marching band, performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 2017 and in the Rose Parade in Pasadena in 2014.  About 150 students are about to represent Minnesota on a tour of Ireland, but before they leave, they held auditions for three TV personalities. Steve, Elizabeth and Kelli see if they have what it takes to become members of the school's beloved marching band.

Cantus  

The men of vocal ensemble Cantus are based in the Twin Cities and represent Minnesota around the world. They stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio to perform and to talk about their upcoming concert series, When I Grow Up.

Andrea Lynn Cianflone  

Shakopee native Andrea Lynn Cianflone is spending time in Minnesota after performing inside Carnegie Hall. She stopped by Studio B with a flavor of Italy through song. 

TCL in Your Town: The Rock Camp Experience  

If you ever dreamt of being a rock star and have always wanted to play the part, now you can. TCL in Your Town takes us to Saint Louis Park where Steve and Kelli found The Rock Camp Experience. It was once “Rock Camp for Dads”, but because Moms can rock too, now anyone can take the stage.

Phil Thompson Performs!  

Singer Phil Thompson shared his musical talents to perform a holiday classic, "Hallelujah". He's also the man behind "A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 10", which goes to support BeTheMatch.org!

Chris Rupp Performs!  

"A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 10" is available at Kowalski's or online. Sales benefit BeTheMatch.org! Chris Rupp is the founder of the award-winning a cappella group "Home Free" and is featured on this year's compilation. He stopped by the TCL studio to help get us in the holiday spirit. 
  For more about Chris, click here

Kat Perkins Performs!  

Kat Perkins is featured on "A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 10". She's been a successful performer in the Twin Cities for years and we love having her stop by the studio for another song!

Ben Utecht Sings "O Holy Night"!   Back To Top

Former Gopher and Super Bowl champ Ben Utecht lends his voice to A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 10! He stopped by to share some holiday cheer with us in the TCL studio! The CD is available at Kowalski's or online and benefits BeTheMatch.org!

Keri Noble Performs Live   Back To Top

Keri Noble recently wrapped up her radio career to focus on her music! She stopped by to talk about her new EP and to perform live! For more about Keri, click here!

American Idol Silver Ticket Winner: Kennadi Hurst   Back To Top

American Idol is back for a second season this Spring on 5 Eyewitness News! Auditions kicked off a few months ago in Disney World and we once again we have a Minnesotan to watch.

Okee Dokee Brothers   Back To Top

The Grammy Award-Winning Okee Dokee Brothers are based right here in Minnesota. They recently released their 7th album which is all about winter. But this isn't a typical holiday album. Justin and Joe stop by the Twin Cities Live studio to perform. 

KT Tunstall   Back To Top

Scotish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall found big success after her 2004 hit, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." KT recently released her sixth album and stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio to perform "The River."

Straight No Chaser Kicks Off Tour   Back To Top

A viral video of 10 college students singing on stage at Indiana University 20 years ago has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube.  The video landed a cappella group Straight No Chaser in front of execs at Atlantic Records and subsequently a record deal that would send them across the globe selling out show after show.  They're in town to kick off their One Shot tour at Mystic Lake Casino, but they stopped by our studio to perform first!

Bruno Mars   Back To Top

The Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is hitting the stage at the Xcel Energy Center for two nights. Bruno Mars will perform Tuesday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 12th. Fans couldn’t be more excited about the shows.

American Idol Maddie Poppe   Back To Top

American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, stops by the fair and gets her first taste of the Minnesota Get Together!  Plus, she performs on our stage.

Brett Hoffland and Matt Belanger Sing!   Back To Top

Brett Hoffland and Matt Belanger from the 5 Eyewitness News team face off to find out who's the best singer in an "American Idol" inspired showdown!

Phil Thompson Performs   Back To Top

Twin Cities musician Phil Thompson is here today to perform for us! Afterwards, we sit down with him to talk about his album and upcoming concerts.

TCL's Got Class: Steve Learns Piano   Back To Top

It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! Steve, Elizabeth, Emily and Kelli were challenged to take a class and develop a new skill. The TCL's Got Class series kicks off when Steve heads to the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis to learn how to play the piano. He shared what he learned in the Twin Cities Live studio!

The Look of Love   Back To Top

The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach in their concert, "The Look of Love - The Best of Burt Bacharach."  Bruce A. Henry, Debbie Duncan and Gwen Matthews come together to make Henry Duncan Matthews (HDM).  The three legendary award winning vocalists perform songs like "Close To You," "I Say A Little Prayer For You," "Promises, Promises," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," "That's What Friends Are For" and many more!

Newsies   Back To Top

The 1992 movie “Newsies” centered on the 1899 New York City newsboys strike.  But rather than taking an overly-dramatic tone, Disney’s offering was a full-fledged musical.  And it bombed at the box office.  But sometimes, box office numbers are deceiving.  This was the case for “Newsies”.  The movie went on to develop a cult following, with it’s easy-to-sing-along numbers winning over audiences one song at a time.  Twenty years later, “Newsies” hit Broadway and captured the most critical theater city in the world.  And now, the Tony Award winning show is onstage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and it’s wowing audiences once again!  Click here for tickets.   
 

Keri Noble Performance   Back To Top

Singer and songwriter, Keri Noble stopped by Twin Cities Live to perform “Bring on the Rain.” You can find more information about her latest album, “Find My Way Home” by clicking here.

Minnesotan on American Idol   Back To Top

If you're into music, then you're likely into one of the hottest shows on TV right now.  American Idol is back right here on 5 Eyewitness News. There’s a chance you might see Jessica Jaunich audition on the show. A little bird told us you'll be seeing Jessica on this year's season.  She fills us in on what it was like to be before the judges. She performs for us...but this isn't the first time Twin Cities Live has put Jessica in the spotlight!
 

Theater Latté Da's "Assassins"   Back To Top

Stephen Sondheim wrote the musical "Assassins" back in 1990. The show revolves around successful and would-be assassins of Presidents, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Theater Latté Da is staging the show at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis.

"The Wiz" at Children's Theatre Company   Back To Top

Children's Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre have teamed up to present "The Wiz", a retelling of the classic story "The Wizard of Oz"! The stars of the show performed "Brand New Day" live in the TCL Studio! For tickets and more information about the show, click here.

Live at Nomadic Live   Back To Top

Minneapolis is full of concerts and events because of the big game. The Armory in Minneapolis is among the hot spots. They are playing host to Imagine Dragons, Pink and JLO.

Copper Street Brass   Back To Top

Copper Street Brass is the only full-time brass chamber ensemble in Minnesota. They're kicking off their holiday concert series at Saint John's Lutheran in Northfield at 7:30 pm tonight, December 8th. 

TCL’s Gift Guide Giveaway: Ordway   Back To Top

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. The Ordway is preparing for an exciting season, kicking it off with Annie. That musical runs December 7th – 31st, 2017. 

"A Minnesota Holiday" Performance from Kat Perkins   Back To Top

Kat Perkins was a finalist on "The Voice" and has been a staple on the Minnesota music scene for years. You can hear her now on "A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 9" - a collection of holiday musical performances from some of Minnesota's best musicians. The album is available at Kowalski's Markets as well as online. She stopped by to perform "Run Run Rudolph". For more info on Kat, including dates for her holiday tour, click here.

Stages Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.   Back To Top

The cast of "Beauty and the Beast Junior" at Stages Theatre in Hopkins stopped by to perform "Something There". For ticket information, click here

"A Minnesota Holiday" Performance from Chris Rupp   Back To Top

Chris Rupp is the founder of the Minnesota country a cappella group "Home Free" but now he's gone solo. You can hear him on "A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 9" - a collection of holiday musical performances from some of Minnesota's best musicians. The album is available at Kowalski's Markets as well as online. He stopped by to perform "God Rest Ye Singin' Gentlemen" For more info on Chris Rupp, click here.