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Chris Thile Announces New Name of Show: Live From Here

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Chris Thile announced to audiences on Saturday evening that the new name for his weekly variety show will be Live from Here. The host shared the news during the show’s live opening at The Town Hall. Produced by American Public Media (APM), Live from Here is the new name for A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. Thile has hosted the program for the past year.

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Enjoy seasonal favorites and a variety of Chanukah and Christmas programs.

Ballot is open for the Top 89 of 2017!

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Help The Current make the ultimate year-end list of songs and tune in on December 31st to hear the Top 89 counted down!

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As school faces closure, one last graduating class

The last graduation ceremony at McNally Smith College of Music

Saturday's ceremony was a bittersweet ending for the semester, for the school, for the staff and the students. The school is set to close Wednesday, and while there are more finals to finish and grade, this was a final goodbye.

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McNally Smith students shocked, saddened by sudden news of the music college closing

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This morning at McNally Smith College of Music, students shuffled hurriedly into the building, some taking the long way around in order to avoid the reporters filming newscasts out front. Inside, the lobby was filled with chatter and lingering students sharing sympathetic smiles and group hugs, many carrying the weight of their broken hearts in…

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Handel's 'Messiah'

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Celebrate the holidays with one of classical music's most cherished works as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra joins forces with The Singers and various vocal soloists to present Handel's "Messiah."