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89.3 The Current Introduces The Current Sessions at the Fitz Debuting September 20 with Conor Oberst

July 10, 2012

(St. Paul, Minn.) July 10, 2012-- 89.3 The Current is proud to introduce The Current Sessions at the Fitz, a series of shows featuring nationally-known, acclaimed musical acts in the intimate setting of St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater. The first show on September 20 will be hosted by The Current's Mary Lucia and will feature Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes on his first solo tour. Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable night as Oberst plays songs from his entire catalogue.

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale to MPR members on Wednesday, July 11, at 12:00 p.m. and to the general public on Friday, July 13 at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $39 and $46 and can be purchased by calling the MPR box office at 651-290-1221 during business hours (noon - 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday). Visit the The Fitzgerald Theater website for details.

WHERE: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul

WHEN: Thursday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

About Conor Oberst
With his trembling voice, acoustic guitar, and confessional approach to songwriting, Conor Oberst played an important role in shaping the lighter, intimate side of indie rock during the late-'90s and beyond. His main project was Bright Eyes, an eclectic group of rotating musicians that vacillated between pop, folk, electronica, and country-rock. Although Oberst remained at the center of that band, he also logged time in a number of other outfits, including Commander Venus, the Magentas, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and an early version of the Faint. Finally, he supported likeminded artists on an executive level, co-founding Saddle Creek Records in the '90s and launching his own label, Team Love, in 2003.

About The Current Sessions at the Fitz
The Current Sessions at the Fitz will offer a compelling opportunity for established, nationally known recording artists to visit St. Paul. Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater offers a unique performance setting in the city - more intimate than a stadium, larger than a club. Through creative and collaborative production with The Current and the Fitzgerald Theater, the artists will engage with existing fans and new listeners, and their performances will provide further enrichment to Minnesotans' artistic experiences. The Current Sessions at The Fitz is sponsored in part by the Saint Paul Cultural STAR Grant

About Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR) operates a 43-station radio network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching one million listeners each week, Minnesota Public Radio produces programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences, and is home to the largest and most experienced radio newsroom in the Upper Midwest. Programs produced by Minnesota Public Radio's parent company, American Public Media™, reach over 17 million listeners on more than 800 radio stations nationwide each week. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at www.minnesotapublicradio.org. Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only. Spring 2011/Fall 2011 average.

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