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Decomposed: A Podcast from Classical MPR and APM Podcasts

Decomposed

Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired.

Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage.

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Call to Mind LIVE

Call to Mind Live May 4

Kick off mental health awareness month in May with Call to Mind, MPR’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. We’re hosting Call to Mind Live, a free and family-friendly live music and wellness event featuring music and conversation from Lydia Liza and P.O.S. Andrea Swensson of The Local Show will have on-stage conversations with the musicians about how they manage their careers, creativity, and wellbeing.

Enjoy live music and real talk, and also join in fun wellness activities, connect with mental health resource groups, get a bite from the food trucks, or visit the Bauhaus Brew Labs tap room for a beer, craft N/A brew, or kombucha.

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1–5 PM
BAUHAUS BREW LABS
RSVP AT THIS LINK

Upcoming Events

An Evening with Valerie June

Apr 24, 2019 07:00 PM CDT Apr 24, 2019 09:00 PM CDT | The Cedar Cultural Center

VocalEssence: The Times They Are A-Changin'

Apr 27, 2019 08:00 PM CDT | Palace Theatre

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