American Idol Recap

American Idol Recap
TCL Executive Producer Christian Unser breaks down last night’s episode of American Idol.  The contestants took to the stage with their “All-Star Duets.”  Christian gives us his high note and the low note of the night. Watch the second half of the All-Star Duets on American Idol at 7 PM, Monday, April 5th on channel 5.

A New Way to Learn Guitar

A New Way to Learn Guitar
Learning to play an instrument is something a lot of people would like to do but getting started can be a bit overwhelming.  TCL Executive Producer, Christian Unser, is one of those people.  He’s always wanted to learn to play the guitar so he met up with Tom Reichert, a Minneapolis man who has a different way of teaching it. Click here...

American Idol

American Idol
Last night’s edition of American Idol, the remaining 64 contestants competed for a shot at the Top 24 with their “Showstoppers”.  TCL Executive Producer and Musical Theater performer, Christian Unser gives us his take on if any of them actually stopped the show.

American Idol

American Idol
Another round of auditions took place on American Idol Season 19.  TCL Executive Producer Christian Unser breaks down the High Notes and the Low Notes of the night.

Music During the Pandemic

Music During the Pandemic
A lot of people are finding new hobbies right now and many people are using this time at home to learn a new instrument.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich met up with Lauren Fischer, a music instructor from Ramsey, who is getting creative with her lessons. Lauren’s Music Studio is offering 50 percent off Violin and Viola lessons in the month of...

The Blenders

The Blenders
The musical group, The Blenders, has called Minneapolis home since 1994.  The group usually spends this time of year on a holiday tour, but 2020 had other ideas.  Members Tim Kasper, Darren Rust, and Ryan Lance join us to let us know how we can hear their music right now. Visit The Blenders Youtube channel to see their videos and pick up a...

Christmas with Kat Perkins

Christmas with Kat Perkins
Minnesota musician and finalist on The Voice, Kat Perkins, is just one of the artists that you will hear on A Minnesota Holiday Volume 12.  You can get this at Kowalski and the proceeds go to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.  Kat joins us to chat about working on the project. Click here to book Kat Perkins to sing carols at your curbside!

The Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra
The Minnesota Orchestra is back to the Orchestra Hall stage with a revised concert season designed for television, radio and streaming audiences.  Audiences will be able to watch Minnesota Orchestra live on Twin Cities PBS (TPT) starting at 8pm. Performances will also be available as live radio broadcasts on Classical Minnesota Public Radio...

11/16 Host Chat

11/16 Host Chat
Musician Phil Thompson joins us to give us a taste of A Minnesota Holiday Volume 12 that is on sale now at Kowalski’s Markets.  Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Plus, Twin Cities Live and Explore Minnesota want to encourage you to continue to support small businesses and restaurants throughout the state.   Offering Curbside...

Caitlyn Smith

Caitlyn Smith
Caitlyn Smith is a singer songwriter from Cannon Falls, Minnesota.  We first met her back in May of 2014 and now six years later she continues to see massive success in the country music industry.  Her album, Supernova, was released on March 13th right when the pandemic hit and was pulled off of her tour with Little Big Town.  Supernova...

Opera in the Outfield

Opera in the Outfield
You have probably heard of “Angels in the Outfield” but have you ever heard of Opera in the Outfield?  Photographer Drew Schingen heads to CHS Field in Lowertown for this one-of-a-kind socially distanced event.  Opera in the Outfield features an innovative digital creation on the field’s giant video board.  The event includes music...

American Idol Finale

American Idol Finale
TCL Executive Producer Christian Unser has been recapping this season of American Idol.  He’s back with the news of who was crowned the new American Idol.  Plus, he takes a look back on his prediction from the beginning.

American Idol’s Top 7

American Idol’s Top 7
American Idol went from 10 contestants down to their Top 7.  Executive producer and musical theater actor, Christian Unser gets us caught up. Watch the finale of American Idol this Sunday, May 17th at 7 PM on 5 Eyewitness News.

American Idol: Grace Leer

American Idol: Grace Leer
Performing Faith Hill’s “Cry” during American Idol’s first At Home Edition landed contestant Grace Leer into the Top 10.  We’ve been watching Grace’s progress because she is the niece of Stephanie Hansen from myTalk 107.1’s Weekly Dish.  Grace joins us from California to give us an update on her journey. Watch American Idol...

American Idol Recap

American Idol Recap
Normally, at this point in the competition you would have seen the Top 20 contestants performing live in front of the judges and a huge audience.  Last night was a bit different.  We still got to see the contestants perform but it was in a whole new way.  Twin Cities Live Executive Producer, Christian Unser explains how they are able to keep...