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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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The 2018 legislative session is over, now comes the spin

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Three months of often plodding work gave way over the weekend to a sprint to the finish. But the battle over the narrative of the session is just beginning.

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Watch Janet Jackson perform live on TV for the first time this decade, accept Billboard Icon Award

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History was made at the Billboard Music Awards last night, when Janet Jackson became the first black woman to receive the Icon Award. Her extraordinary career, which included collaborations with Missy Elliott; her older brother Michael Jackson; and extensively, with Minneapolis’s Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, was recognized at the Las Vegas ceremony. In her…

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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.