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MPR at 55: Explore the MPR Archive

MPR at 55: Explore the MPR Archive

We began broadcasting on January 22, 1967, and we’re grateful to the members, staff, supporters, and volunteers who have made our programming possible throughout the years.

Explore that history via the MPR Archive! Our MPR Archive staff maintains curated collections to highlight diverse, historically relevant, and special interest content. New collections are routinely created for a fresh perspective upon return visits to the MPR Archive portal.

The Current's 17th anniversary party

The Current's 17th anniversary party

Celebrate The Current's 17th anniversary on January 22 with Low Cut Connie, Jade Bird (solo), Kiss The Tiger, and Miloe.

Ticket Information

  • In-Person Saturday, January 22: $24.00 advance/$24.00 Day of Show Ticket link

  • Low Cut Connie set livestream (Outside Twin Cities only) $20.00 advance/$25.00 Day of Show; tickets available through Flymachine

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Beyond Spam: Hormel family's musical legacy thrives to this day

Beyond Spam: Hormel family's musical legacy thrives to this day

It doesn’t take long for visitors to realize that Austin, Minnesota, and Hormel Foods go together well. But there’s another link between the founding Hormel family, its well-endowed foundation and the city: music.

The Current

Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' has died

Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' has died

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of all time.