American Idol Silver Ticket Winner: Kennadi Hurst  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!  

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.

"A Minnesota Holiday" Performance from Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin   Back To Top

Simple Gifts and Billy McLaughlin are featured 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. They stopped by to perform "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" For more info on Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin, click here.
"A Minnesota Holiday: Volume 9" benefits Be the Match and includes $150 worth of offers including a ticket to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres with each CD. 

"A Minnesota Holiday" Performance from Phil Thompson   Back To Top

Phil Thompson is the man behing "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. For more info on the album and Phil Thompson, click here.

"Waitress" Performance   Back To Top

"Waitress" is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday, November 26th, 2017. It's a Broadway musical version of the indie movie of the same name starring Keri Russell. Charity Angel Dawson plays "Becky", a fellow waitress and friend of the lead character, Jenna. She stopped by to blow the roof off the TCL studio with a performance of the song "I Didn't Plan It".

"Don't Worry" Performance   Back To Top

Emily Albert-Stauning is an Eagan High School honors student. She is also a singer-songwriter, and recently wrote a song called "Don't Worry", inspired by the children and families who have been served by Crescent Cove, a hospice organization for children and young adults. 

The Plott Hounds Perform!   Back To Top

The Americana country rock group "The Plott Hounds" perform on Twin Cities Live! Come and see them at our live viewing party for the Country Music Association Awards at Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America on November 8th!

"Aladdin" Stars Perform "A Whole New World"   Back To Top

Disney's "Aladdin" is on stage at the Orpheum Theatre until October 8th, 2017. Adam Jacobs plays Aladdin - he originated the role on Broadway. Isabelle McCalla plays Jasmine. The two stars stopped by to sing "A Whole New World". 

"American Idol" Winner Lee DeWyze   Back To Top

At the age of 24, Illinois native Lee DeWyze was crowned the winner of season nine of American Idol. He's in the Twin Cities this week for shows in Minneapolis and Stillwater. Learn more here.

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ordway   Back To Top

Musical Directors have the liberty to pretty much do whatever they want when it comes to casting a show. For example in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, you would assume that King Herod would be played by a man right? Not so fast.
You can see Jesus Christ Superstar now through July 30th at the Ordway in Saint Paul. But as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out, even if you've seen this show 20 times, you may never have seen it quite like this.

Badges for Baseball   Back To Top

Emerging Country Music Artist, Matt Stillwell, has taken his love of country music and baseball and brought the two together. And that is helping kids right here in Minnesota.