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Help select The Current's featured artists for Black History Month 2018

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The Current needs your help to pick the final four artists! Each one will be featured on-air and online for one week during Black History Month.

Classical MPR announces the 2018 Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists

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Classical MPR is excited to announce the 2018 Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists after receiving submissions from young performers throughout the listening region. Featured Artists’ performances will be recorded next month in MPR’s state-of-the-art studio for consideration as Showcase Round finalists this spring.

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Our change in air masses is courtesy of a milder Pacific breeze. Temperatures peak Friday afternoon in the low 40s in the Twin Cities before likely snow on Sunday.

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JD McPherson shares teenage parenting tips for The Current’s 13th birthday

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Rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson is headlining night two of our 13th Birthday Parties on Jan. 20th, and he has a 13-year-old daughter of his own. As The Current heads into teenagerhood, we thought we could use some expert advice. So we asked JD: what it’s like to be a rock-n-roll parent, and could he…

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New Classical Tracks: Danish String Quartet is fine with folk music

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What's ingrained in the musicians of the Danish String Quartet? Nordic folk music. They recently released their second recording of Nordic and other folk tunes arranged by the members of the group. Enter the giveaway for a copy of their new CD, 'Last Leaf.'