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  • Holiday programmingHoliday Programming
    Read about Classical MPR's 2013 holiday programming, including on-air specials, events and more!
  • musicians union members rallyMeet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama
    There's a complicated drama playing out offstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera. At its most basic, it's the story of management and labor unions fighting over a supposedly dwindling pot of money. The deadline to solve the squabble before a lockout, midnight Thursday, was met with little resolution but a 72-hour extension. NPR's Tom Huizenga has the story.
  • ferdinand enchanted island met operaContract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended
    With just an hour to spare before general manager Peter Gelb's vow of a 12:01 a.m. Friday deadline that would trigger a lockout, New York's Metropolitan Opera announced it had agreed to a federal mediator's request to extend the talks by 72 hours.
  • minnesota fringe festival kafka nutsMoveable Feast: Fringe Fest Eats
    The Minnesota Fringe Festival opened yesterday with hundreds of performances. Where can one go for a quick bite or a refreshing drink? That's what John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about this week.
  • Classical Notes: Album covers of orchestral Beatles' music

    With Paul McCartney playing a concert in Minneapolis on Saturday, here's a look at just some of the classical-music albums related to the Beatles' music.


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