Music

Timeflies  

Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick, known as Timeflies, has been called “musical masterminds” by Vanity Fair.  Their YouTube videos of pop song covers have millions of hits and their EP made it to number one on iTunes before they even signed to a label. 

Ruben Studdard  

Ten years ago, Ruben Studdard won season 2 of American Idol.  Since then he has performed on Broadway, is a Grammy nominee, and is has released his sixth studio album called, Unconditional Love.

Brooklyn Park Teen Meets Demi Lovato  

Last year, Jessie Hotchkiss from Brooklyn Park entered in ACUVUE's "One Day Starts Today" contest, a program that inspires people with the help of celebrity mentors. Jessie was one of two winners, which meant meeting pop vocalist Demi Lovato. She went to Los Angeles for the Teen Choice Awards, played with Demi's band, and spent time with the star before her show at the Xcel Energy Center. Emily tagged along for the experience as well.

Spring Concerts  

Dez from KS95 definitely has a pulse on the music scene in the Twin Cities. She shares concerts you'll want to check out along with tips on when to buy.

Celtic Woman  

What better to kick off St. Patrick’s Day with some Irish music?  Celtic Woman first appeared on public television for a one night concert.  Since then, they have turned into a global sensation.  Mairead Nesbitt and Susan McFadden, two members of the four woman group, give us a little taste of what you’ll enjoy at their concert at the Xcel on St. Patrick’s Day

Mamma Mia!  

The smash hit Mamma Mia returns to the Orpheum Theater for the seventh time.  Stars of the show, Chelsea Williams and Chris Stevens, give us a taste of the musical made up with a mix of Abba’s songs.

Emily & Nicholas David  

Singer Songwriter, Nicholas David, has a surprise for everyone and he brought Emily in on it!  She’s at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul to fill us in on what is going on.

Nicolas David & Smile Network   Back To Top

On February 9th, the Smile Network will be holding a benefit at the Fine Line Café.  You’ll see a half hour special “On the Road with Jason Davis” where Jason and musician Nicholas David went on a mission with the Smile Network to Mexico. 

Home Free Vocal Band   Back To Top

Before winning the a capella competition show, The Sing-Off, Home Free Vocal Band spent their time performing at fairs and schools around the Midwest.  Now, they’ve got a packed touring schedule and a hit album! 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee   Back To Top

It’s a Tony Award winning musical that pits six students and the audience against each other to win a spelling bee.  Actual audience members are invited onstage to compete during the show!

Striking 12   Back To Top

One of the most popular suburban theaters is the Bloomington Civic Theatre.  Their current show is Striking 12, an adaptation of the classic story, The Little Match Girl.  Dominique Wooten, accompanied by James Barnett, gives us a performance from the show.

Christmas Choir Back To Top

The Eagan Women of Note sing carols throughout the show.    

Minnesota Boychoir & Alison Scott   Back To Top

The Minnesota Boychoir and Minnesota musician Alison Scott stopped by for a holiday performance.

The Wizard of Oz Performance   Back To Top

In the new version of The Wizard of Oz production at the Ordway, you’ll hear all of the classics from the movie being sung.  New songs were written as well for this production.  Jacquelyn Piro Donovan who plays the Wicked Witch performs one of the new songs for us, "Red Shoes Blues".

The Wizard of Oz Singers   Back To Top

In spite of how wildly popular the movie The Wizard of Oz is, it wasn’t a box office blockbuster upon its release.  It was, however, nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Katie McMahon   Back To Top

As the original lead vocalist for Riverdance, Minneapolis resident Katie McMahon’s voice has been heard by millions around the world.  She has performed for Bill Clinton and Bono and has made five solo albums during her 20 year career.

Holiday Lights Live: Zack Dyer   Back To Top

Zack Dyer is one of the local artists who will perform at the Holiday Lights Live concert at the Pantages Theatre this Sunday, December 8th.

"Clouds" Choir   Back To Top

Stillwater teen, Zach Sobiech, was introduced to us in 2012 when Ryan and Shannon from KS95 met him at the KS95 For Kids Radiothon.  The radiothon raises money for Gillette’s Specialty Healthcare Children’s Cancer Research Fund.  Zach was just one of the kids battling this disease.

Holiday Lights Live: Chris Vorrie   Back To Top

Chris Vorrie is one of the local artists who will perform at the Holiday Lights Live concert at the Pantages Theatre this Sunday, December 8th.

Holiday Lights Live: Dez & Taylor   Back To Top

KS95’s and the voice of Twin Cities Live, Dez, and her husband Taylor are part of the Holiday Lights Live concert at Pantages Theatre this Sunday, December 8th.  Dez and Taylor perform Christmas Baby Please Come Home for us.

Holiday Lights Live: Jennifer Grimm   Back To Top

Over a dozen local artists will take the stage at Pantages Theatre for Holiday Lights Live!  The show is in partnership with Holiday Lights in the Park, a drive through light display at Lake Phalen that runs through January 1st.

Holiday Lights Live   Back To Top

Twin Cities artists are once again teaming up for a holiday concert, Holiday Lights Live, at the Pantages Theater this Sunday, December 8th.  The concert and the CD of their music is a partnership with Holiday Lights in the Park.

Smile Network with Nicholas David   Back To Top

The Voice finalist, Nicholas David, along with On the Road on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS host, Jason Davis, took a trip to Puebla, Mexico with the non profit, Smile Network International.  The trip was to help children and families around the world.  They join us, with the founder of Smile Network International, Kim Valentini, to talk about the wonderful things they did on this trip.    

Hannah Connolly Performs   Back To Top

Hannah Connolly is a familiar face to us at Twin Cities Live.  She was one of our interns.  Former Twin Cities Live interns have gone on to be anchors, reporters, producers and more across the country.  Hannah decided to follow her love of music and we were blown away when we listened to songs from her first album.  Hannah is singing “Too Much Too Soon” from her new EP, Flying, that comes out on Wednesday, November

Hitchville   Back To Top

In just five short years, Minnesota’s own super country group, Hitchville, has opened for big country names like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, and Sugarland.  Hitchville joins us for our hoedown with a performance. 

Mary Sue Englund   Back To Top

Afton native Mary Sue Englund now calls Nashville home, but returns back to Minnesota a few times each year. She's not only a musician, but the author of a new book, I Am a Woman, a collection of women who have been inspirational to her. The book has caught the attention of Dolly Parton, who said she was honored to be included.
 
 

Pippi Ardennia   Back To Top

Emily introduces us to a jazz musician who is helping young musicians make their mark on the music scene right here in St. Paul.

Carrie the Musical   Back To Top

Stephen King wrote Carrie in 1974 and in 1976, the movie based on the novel came out.  Carrie is, once again, in the publics eye with a new film version being released, and an interpretation of Carrie playing right now at the New Century Theatre in Downtown Minneapolis.

Chasing Lovely   Back To Top

The new fall shows are coming back and we’re excited about one of a staff favorite coming back:  Nashville!  Minneapolis natives, sister duo Chloe and Taylor Turner know a thing or two about Nashville.  They are living the dream in Music City.

Sam Reeves   Back To Top

The musician and actor, Sam Reeves, left his family and friends in a war torn country and ended up in the Twin Cities.  He’s now using his musical gifts sharing his philosophy of love and peace.