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In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

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Top Score: Jukio 'Kozilek' Kallio and 'LUFTRAUSERS'
Written by Finnish electronic dance music (EDM) composer Jukio 'Kozilek' Kallio, the thumping score to the new game 'Luftrausers' contains both club and cinematic influences.
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  • Each day, The Writer's Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two. The Writer's Almanac is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media.
The Writer’s Almanac for January 31, 2015
The doe, at a dead run, was dead the instant the truck hit her: In the headlights I saw her tongue extend and her eyes go shocked and vacant, Launched at a sudden right angle—say from twenty miles per hour south to fifty miles per hour east—she skated many yards on the slightest toe-edge tips... Read more »
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Met Opera: Offenbach's 'Tales of Hoffmann'

This weekend, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts "The Tales of Hoffmann," by Jacques Offenbach. Even if you're not an opera buff, the phrase "Tales of Hoffmann" may well have a familiar ring to it.

  • FantasiaDisney's 'Fantasia' at 75: Why there's still nothing like it
    In the first of a monthly series of posts commemorating the anniversary of 'Fantasia,' we'll look at the bold conception and rocky launch of what many still consider Disney's greatest masterpiece.
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    Valentine's Day is approaching, so we're asking you what music you'd like to hear on Friday Favorites on Feb. 13. Vote on our list of "love-ly" music selections -- and you'll also be entered for a chance to win an assortment of fine chocolates for your special someone.
  • International Wolf CenterMoveable Feast: Eatin' in Ely
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about what to do, see, and eat in the northern Minnesota town of Ely.
  • Daniel NassThe Anxiety and the Thrill: a Composer at a Premiere
    Digital Producer Daniel Nass provides some insight on a recent commission and premiere of his work for flute, alto flute, and cello, 'Nishkaadizi-Nibi.'
  • String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth SymphoniesRegional Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphonies
    The String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth Symphonies (entry-level orchestra, grades 4 to 8) play Vivaldi with as much passion as 10- to 14-year-olds can.
  • EarthIs music truly a universal language?
    Recently I re-connected with my World Musics professor, Daniel Breedon, at a holiday gig we both played. One of my strongest memories from that class is Breedon's view that music is not a universal language, contrary to what many people believe.
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    Written by Finnish electronic dance music (EDM) composer Jukio 'Kozilek' Kallio, the thumping score to the new game 'Luftrausers' contains both club and cinematic influences.
  • Capri TheaterCapri Glee! New Minneapolis choral program teaches kids and adults how to sing (and dance)
    With three new choirs for elementary students, high school students, and adults - plus a summer community musical program - the North Minneapolis theater, which is owned and operated by Plymouth Christian Youth Center, adds to its educational programming aimed at building community through song.
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    The Minnesota Orchestra is back on the Carnegie Hall schedule. The 2015-16 Carnegie season announced today includes a March 3, 2016, Sibelius program by the Minnesota Orchestra.

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Music Makes Us Whole

Music Makes Us Whole

Music learning is proven to support students. That can only happen when your school has a strong music program. Make sure every child in your community receives the boost music learning provides.

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Jennifer Allen

Posted January 27, by Jennifer Allen

Highlights from January 27 to February 3 Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early Childhood Music Faculty Member, MacPhail Center for Music. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: choreographer Penelope Freeh. Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early...

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Music for Remembering

Luke Taylor

Posted January 27, by Luke Taylor

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a reflection on music's power to help us learn and remember.

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Click on Classical: Piano of the future, 'Mozart in the Jungle,' the soul of 'Selma'

Jay Gabler

Posted January 26, by Jay Gabler

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we're featuring on our website. Here are the stories we'll be discussing today.

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Music for Learning: Classical MPR's education initiatives

As a leading non-profit supporter of the arts, we at Classical MPR want to help educators in Minnesota (and beyond) to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of their students with tools, resources and programs that have been created collaboratively by Classical MPR staff.

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2014 Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity

All Minnesota Varsity 2015 submissions are now posted online! Meet the talented musicians and peruse their submissions here.

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