Lúnasa is an Irish acoustic group. In the last 20 years, they have performed over 1500 shows across 36 countries. They played at the Sydney opera house, the national concert hall in Dublin. Their most recent album, Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra includes a wide range of traditional Irish music.
The Twin Cities is known for its theater scene, but there’s one spot that may not come to mind at first. Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington has a long list of talented kids who are about to star in “Hairspray”. The school version of the musical features over eighty student cast and crew members.
"The King and I" first hit the stage in 1951 and won the Tony for Best Musical. Then the movie version took five Academy Awards and the revivals in 1996 and 2015 won top Tony Awards. Now the tour is in town and playing at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Click here
for ticket information.
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken wrote the music for Disney's "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" but before that, they wrote "Little Shop of Horrors". The team at Artistry Theater
in Bloomington is bringing this popular musical to life with some really neat puppets built specifically for this production.
Minnesota’s own “The Rockin’ Hollywoods” are celebrating 45-years in 2017 and they started the celebration with us at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. They helped us out with our Name That Tune game where one lucky winner took home $100 in Free Slot Play from Mystic Lake. Check out their 2017 schedule here to see them live!
Nicholas David, the Saint Paul resident and “The Voice” finalist wanted to use his talents to help those in need keep warm this winter.
The Copper Street Brass are the only full-time brass chamber ensemble in Minnesota. The Copper Street Brass engage in over 100 educational programs and perform all year long!
Kat Perkins, a Minneapolis singer who was a top five contestant on "The Voice," stops by to sing "Santa, Baby!"
“Fun Home” won five Tonys in 2015, including Best Musical. It’s based on a true story as a cartoonist looks back on her life and the mysteries that surrounded her father. Three actresses play the character at three different points in her life. Alessandra Baldacchino, who plays “Small Alison”, performed “Ring of Keys” live! “Fun Home” is playing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through Sunday, December 18th, 2016.
All week, artists featured on “A Minnesota Holiday Volume 8” have been entertaining us with their holiday tunes. The Voice finalist, Kat Perkins performs her original song, Minneapolis Saint Paul.
"A Minnesota Holiday, Vol. 8" is available at Kowalski's and on iTunes by clicking here
. The album benefits Be the Match which is a non-profit that manages marrow registry and facilitates transplants.
Mick Sterling is featured on "A Minnesota Holiday, Vol. 8" available at Kowalski's and on iTunes by clicking here
Twin Cities musician Phil Thompson has brought together Minnesota artists for "A Minnesota Holiday, Volume 8". The album is available at Kowalski's Markets and iTunes by clicking here
Ahead of Twin Cities Live's first Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Ali Gray performs. Click here to purchase her Christmas CD, Christmas with You.
Music can really feed the soul and in the case of one Twin Cities radio station, it can lift people up and raise millions for local charities. The Cities97 Sampler has been a Minnesota tradition for 37-years and for the second year in a row you can get it on presale. Cities97 radio personality Keri Noble stopped by TCL with the details!
The CMA’s celebrated 50 years and Kelli Hanson was live in Nashville on the red carpet!
Wicked shattered box office records to become one of the longest running musicals of all time. Fiddler on the Roof is also one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The men behind these musicals have joined forces in the musical, The Bakers Wife.
They've been around since 1991, but Stomp is back in town and better than ever! And they stopped by the TCL studio to perform with objects they found in the building when they arrived!
The Ordway continues their "Broadway Songbook" series with "REBELS! on Broadway"
. This collection of songs from hit Broadway shows like "Hamilton," "The Book of Mormon," "Kinky Boots" and more is performed by some of the most talented artists in the Twin Cities.
The Ivey Awards are back for their 12th year. This annual celebration of the Twin Cities theater community features performances from some of the best shows of the year and awards for some of the best artists and theater companies in the area.
Jacy Smith and Cassondra Meyer are best friends who make a living dueling on the piano! Now known as Duelly Noted, the two have performed in bands together for years. Just three years ago, they began dueling pianos. Now they are traveling around playing a lot of state fairs.
The Sound Exchange has been performing for over three years. Their sound, known as a capella, has been made popular with groups like Pentatonix and shows like Glee. You can see The Sound Exchange perform in the Leinie Lodge at the State Fair Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM and on Thursday at 11:45 AM.
On Saturday, the finalists of our Patio’ke presented by Patio Town
competition came out to compete for $1000! The competition was tough and our winner took home the prize by only one point! Mikko Bonilla from Minneapolis managed a perfect score from our judges with his performance of Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman.
The world’s only Price tribute band that Prince sanctioned himself is here to help us celebrate Unite in Purple Day! Chase and Ovation perform.
Wholly Guacamole is going across the country looking for America’s most talented at open mic nights! Minnesota if home to a lot of talent and that’s why Minneapolis was one of their stops on the tour.
"Leap of Faith" is the musical version of the 1992 movie starring Steve Martin. Minneapolis Musical Theatre is bringing it to life on the stage at the New Century Theatre and two of the stars of the show stopped by to perform one of the songs featured in the show.
Ever since he heard his first Elvis record at the age of 3, Anthony Shore was hooked. He's toured the world as the King of Rock and Roll but he and his All Star Band call Minnesota home.
Nine time Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz first picked up the instrument to try and impress his brother to get into his band. now he's touring with Barry Manilow on his “one last time tour”. Not only has Dave collaborated with Barry Manilow several times, he’s also played with musical greats like Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Celine Dion. He’s now celebrating 25-years since his first album and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.