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.
The Sounds of Music at the Ordway Theater is full of all of your favorite songs from the popular story line. But if you think you’re going to see everything from the movie in the stage show, think again. This production has new songs, songs sung by different people and plenty of other live magic you can’t see in a movie. Emily takes us backstage to meet the young actors that play the Von Trapp Family. Plus, she gets the scoop on what makes this show so special from the director himself.
Saint Paul resident Steven C. Anderson
has sold more than two million records and has performed with another multi-platinum group, Mannheim Steamroller. Steven will play a free Christmas concert at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. It is free to attend and seating is general admission.
Minnesota musicians have been coming together and creating a special holiday album for the last six years. Every year the album has sold out and they have raised almost $400,000 for Minnesota non-profits. The man behind the album, Phil Thompson puts us in the holiday spirit with Carol of the Bells.
Musician Nicholas David is a gem. The Saint Paul resident was a finalist on “The Voice” and has since used his voice to support worthy organizations. On Sunday, December 6th, Nicholas will perform a holiday concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul. Tickets are available online.
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” tells the story of singer/songwriter Carole King using the music she wrote with her then-husband. Some of her biggest hits like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “You’ve Got a Friend” are reborn on stage which presents a fascinating look at this famous artist as well as the history of popular music. The star of “Beautiful”, Abby Mueller, stopped by the studio to perform “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.
The cover band, Pop Rocks, entertains!
Not only do you want to look good at a concert, you want to have all the right moves too. Trey Barber from Larkin Dance Studio showed Steve and Elizabeth some moves they can pull out at the show!
Back in 1998, both Grand Casino
Hinckley and Mille Lacs opened their entertainment complexes. That made them one of the first large scale entertainment hot spots in east central Minnesota.
Twin Cities Live ROCKS! at Grand Casino Hinckley! Pop Rocks is providing musical entertainment all hour as we celebrate everything rock & roll!
Disney’s The Little Mermaid had everyone singing the catchy songs. Now you can see the show in a brand new way. It’s on stage at the Orpheum Theatre. Kelli Hanson was curious to find out how it’s all done…under the sea.
Twin Cities musicians know all about Groth Music
. It’s been the go-to spot since the late 1930’s. Emily takes us inside the Bloomington music store where she finds out about their connection to the Minnesota Vikings.
On Saturday, the 5 Eyewitness News Building at the fair was rocking for our Patio’ke Finals presented by Patio Town
. The six finalists who qualified over the summer at our Patio’ke events stepped on the stage to belt it out with the help of Hurricane Karaoke.
The family band, The Willis Clan
, has appeared on America’s Got Talent, they have their own series on TLC, and you can see them perform at the Minnesota State Fair Leinie Lodge Bandshell. We are happy to have them join us on our stage!
Singer Eric Hutchinson has been a visitor to Twin Cities Live several times. He’s back in town opening for Kelly Clarkson at the Xcel Energy Center and we couldn’t pass up inviting him back to TCL!
The musical, Once, won eight Tony Awards, including best musical. The original song, Falling Slowly, won an Academy Award in the movie version. Stuart Ward and
Downtown Minneapolis will be busting some moves this weekend. Pro dancers will groove to blues, hip-hop, Latin and even classical music at the Cowles Center. Curio Dance: Drop the Mic! Co-operation! runs through Sunday, June 21st.
The Mississippi native loves Minnesota so much that he actually wrote a song about it, titled, “Minnesota”. He is performing at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis but performs for us first.
Children's Theatre Company
in Minneapolis is the only theatre for young people to win a Tony award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. They were also named the number one children's theatre by Time Magazine. TCL's Emily Engberg headed on-stage with actors from their latest production, "Peter Pan", to get a lesson on becoming a pirate.
Fans of ABC’s Nashville, love Chip Esten in the role of Deacon. He is in town touring with ABC’s Nashville in Concert. We are excited he made a stop at Twin Cities Live first!