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Listen to the 2018 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert

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Classical MPR is pleased to bring you the complete recording of the 2018 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert. The artistry, skill, and dedication of these young musicians will assure you that the future of classical music is in good hands!

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MPR Politics: Veto threats hang over session’s end

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The Legislature ended its 2018 session late Sunday, but Gov. Mark Dayton says he will veto two of the biggest bills that passed.

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Groom from Mall of America made-for-TV wedding dies

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David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze married in 1998 in what was basically a blind-date wedding at the mall after meeting that same day. They renewed their vows last year as Weinlick fought colon cancer. He died Sunday.

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En Vogue, Har Mar Superstar lead lineup of free shows at the Minnesota State Fair

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The Minnesota State Fair sometimes likes to call itself the state’s biggest music festival — which is hard to argue, given the mix of big-name Grandstand headliners and seemingly infinite variety of live performances at free (with Fair admission) stages across the grounds. The Fair has just announced this year’s free music lineup, and indeed,…

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Was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding duped by a classical music hoax?

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The official album for Saturday's royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has already been released 'with absolutely no room for error.' Well, except for the part where the royal organizers fell for a classic classical music hoax.