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The Current's 13th Birthday Parties

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The Current will celebrate thirteen years on the radio with two nights of live music at First Avenue on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Check the lineup and get your tickets!

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.

Learn more about the ten artists now!

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Bully; Now, Now; the Social Animals; and deM atlaS bring boundless energy to night one of The Current’s 13th Birthday Party

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The Current’s two-day birthday party kicked off Friday night in First Avenue’s Mainroom.  The lineup included local artists deM atlaS, the Social Animals, and Now, Now, with the headliner for the night being Nashville-based band Bully — whose frontwoman Alicia Bognanno originally hails from Rosemount, Minnesota. The excitement built throughout the night, with each act…

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