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Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30pm
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of London
There has been a choir of boys and gentlemen at St Paul's Cathedral, London for over nine centuries. The present Cathedral Choir consists of 30 choristers (boy trebles), eight probationers (who will become choristers) and 12 professional adult singers (or Vicars Choral): four altos, four tenors and four basses.

At the very heart of the Choir's being is the ancient monastic tradition of singing daily services.

In recent years the Choir has established itself as one of the major forces in British church music. The size of the choir and its mature, professional tone set it apart from any other comparable group of singers. Outside regular duties in the cathedral the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts and has many notable recordings to its credit. Join them on Tuesday, April 28th at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $42.50, $37.50, and $32.50. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Friday, May 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Ryan Bingham
Cristela Alonzo is the co-creator, co-executive producer and star of the ABC sitcom, “Cristela.” She’s topped multiple comedy power-player lists including "Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch," "Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014" by LA Weekly, Cosmo Latina's "8 Women You Should be Following on Twitter," Time Out's "Comics to Watch," Cosmo's "13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014," and "One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know" byVulture.com. She released her first stand-up CD "Some of the Hits" through Comedy Central and will be making her feature film debut in the upcoming Angry Birds movie.

Ryan Bingham was actually in the back of a van in North Dakota when he wrote “The Weary Kind,” a song that became the centerpiece of the 2010 film “Crazy Heart” starring Jeff Bridges. It earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy, and skyrocketed him into the spotlight. Bingham never really set out to be a musician, though. His mother bought him a guitar when he was 16 years old, and a neighbor taught him a mariachi tune. When he grew tired of playing the only song he knew, Bingham began penning his own music, discovering the writing process to be a therapeutic coping mechanism for dealing with the tumultuousness of his upbringing. His first performances were informal affairs in the backseats of cars with friends on the way to rodeos, where he was competing professionally on the weekends. Every now and then, Bingham's friends would convince him to break out the guitar in a bar, and before he knew it, he had more gigs playing guitar than riding bulls. Recorded mostly live with a brand new backing band and under the guidance of producer/engineer Jim Scott, his latest album is “Fear and Saturday Night”.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $45.00 for reserved seating and $29.00 for general admission. Members of the Wits Social Club receive a 10% discount. Save $5.00 per ticket when you buy a season package. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Friday, May 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Danny Pudi
Danny Pudi has quickly established himself as a highly sought after actor in film and television. He has just finished shooting the lead role of the independent feature “The Tiger Hunter,” opposite Jon Heder, and last year starred in “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.” Prior to that he starred in the European feature “Vijay and I.” Pudi’s first directorial effort took him to the Sundance Film Festival in early 2014, where his short film “Untucked,” a documentary film about the Marquette basketball team and produced by ESPN Films, was in competition. Pudi will next be seen returning to his breakout role of ‘Abed,’ in the hit comedy “Community,” previously on NBC and continuing its life on Yahoo.com. Pudi’s other television credits include recurring roles on hit dramas “Greek” and “Gilmore Girls” and guest starring roles on “Royal Pains,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Chuck,” and “ER.”

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) named his flamboyant alter ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, Minn., where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passersby in the food court. "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person," he says. "It used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life. ... I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life, so now we're one and the same." His latest record, the soulful “Bye Bye 17”, was released in 2013 on Cult Records, with the single Prisoner having its world debut on The Current.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $45.00 for reserved seating and $29.00 for general admission. Members of the Wits Social Club receive a 10% discount. Save $5.00 per ticket when you buy a season package. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Party Download
Public radio's wildly popular “arts and leisure section" The Dinner Party Download is taking its show to the Twin Cities - for the first-time ever!

Join hosts Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano, along with comedian Michael Ian Black (The State), musicians Angel Olsen and Lizzo, acclaimed author Marlon James and other special guests for a party to end all parties. On the menu: revealing interviews, big laughs, questionable “etiquette” advice, your next favorite songs, stories of all stripes, and (yep) a custom cocktail from your friends at Eat Street Social & Bittercube. It’s everything you need to fuel your week’s conversations.

The table is set. Won’t you join?

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $35.00 and $25.00. Members of the Wits Social Club receive 10% off up to four tickets. A $2.50 Facility Fee has been added to each ticket.

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Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Science Night
MPR News presents
Science Night: Dinosaurs


Join host Tom Weber, along with paleontologist Dr. Kristi Curry Rogers and other special guests for a look at everyone’s favorite (extinct) animal - DINOSAURS. Tom and Kristi will discuss the connection between birds and dinosaurs with help from The University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. They will discuss climate change and how if left unchecked our earth may return to the way it was when dinosaurs roamed, and they’ll be taking questions from the audience. We're partnering with Brains On! to integrate programming throughout the night, as well. There will be specimens, singing, and dancing.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $25.00 for the general public and $21.00 for members of Minnesota Public Radio. Students may purchase $12.00 tickets with a valid student ID. A $2.50 Facility Fee has been added to each ticket.

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Sunday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m.
The Weepies

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Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers. The couple was unable to travel while Deb was in treatment, so they worked at home, inviting guest musicians to record remotely wherever each musician happened to be, resulting in an unlikely superstar backing band. Players from across the spectrum jumped in, including: Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello), Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Oliver Kraus (Sia) and Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam), as well as veteran Weepies compatriots Frank Lenz, Eli Thomson, Jon Flaugher, Meg Toohey, and Whynot Jansveld, plus a horn section from New Orleans. Nettwerk will release SIRENS on April 28, 2015.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6th at noon. Tickets are $32.50 and $28.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Saturday, June 6th at 8:00 p.m.
Cary Elwes
New York Times bestselling author and actor Cary Elwes (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “Twister”, “Bram Stroker's Dracula”, “Saw”) is best known for his role as 'Westley' in one of Hollywood's most popular and successful films to cross generations, “The Princess Bride”, dubbed "one of the greatest love stories ever old," and ranked by the Writer's Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays ever produced. Elwes brings this classic, timeless fairy tale to life again for the first time in his New York Times bestselling memoir “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride” from Simon & Schuster. Up next, Elwes can be seen in films “Sugar Mountain” with Jason Momoa and “The Greens are Gone” with Catherine Keener. In his free time, Elwes devotes his philanthropic efforts to Mercy Corps.

Kat Edmonson’s critically acclaimed album, “The Big Picture”, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart, and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. NPR’s First Listen says “she’s a savvy student of 60’s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft.” “The Big Picture” is Edmonson’s label debut and was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney). This album follows her 2012 release, “Way Down Low”, which The New York Times hailed as “fresh as a spring bouquet” and The Boston Globe called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.” The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and was featured on several major year-end “Best of 2012” lists including Downbeat Magazine, WNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances” and Daytrotter’s “Best Sessions of 2012.” Texas native Edmonson grew up in Houston and sang in the local club scene in Austin for several years before self-releasing “Take To The Sky” in 2009.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $45.00 for reserved seating and $29.00 for general admission. Members of the Wits Social Club receive a 10% discount. Save $5.00 per ticket when you buy a season package. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Caddyshack
Films at the Fitz presents Caddyshack with Tom Weber


It’s the snobs versus the slobs as Films at the Fitz presents Caddyshack with MPR News host Tom Weber. We’ll screen the classic 1980 comedy starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield star in the 35-year-old hilarious hit in which an exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. Never seen it on the big screen? Now’s your chance. Seen it a bunch of times? Great, come in character and recite you favorite lines. (“It’s easy to grin…) We’ll have some fun and games with golf and music, including a karaoke style group sing-a-long from the soundtrack. Putt around a hole-in-one or two with big screen videogame golfing and hear about the best things to do this summer, or least before you die, in the Twin Cities. And don’t forget to try the special Caddyshack inspired cocktail. Films at the Fitz is where the bar is always open. We supply the fun. You supply the commentary.

Fun and games 6:00
Caddyshack 7:00

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $15.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee has been added to each ticket.

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Monday, July 13th at 8:30pm
Morrissey

Morrissey


Morrissey’s solo career began in 1988, after the dissolution of The Smiths, with the release of Viva Hate. His influence on music and culture has continued to grow through the release of 10 globally acclaimed studio albums – including the recent release World Peace is None of Your Business – plus an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings. He is renowned as one of the world’s most legendary and influential performing artists of all time. The Independent famously wrote that "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime" and Pitchfork regards him as "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture.”

Joining Morrissey on tour will be his longtime band, including Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), Matthew Walker (drums) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards).

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10th at noon. Tickets are $85.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee has been added to each ticket.

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Saturday, July 18th at 8:00pm
Paula Poundstone

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Thirty-two years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country – stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that separates her from the pack of comics working today, and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike, is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It's not that I don't repeat material. I do. My shows, when they're good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party: when you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves. Then, someone says, “Tell that story you used to tell,” and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them. No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th at noon through the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office. Tickets are $33.50 and $30.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

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Monday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Zoltan Maga
Zoltan Maga: From Budapest with Love


Live in concert, enjoy the flair and passion of Zoltán Mága, Hungary's foremost violin virtuoso! Experience fiery music and Hungarian folk dance brought to life by a cast of hand-picked singers, costumed ballroom dancers and chamber orchestra. From heart-warming ballads, beautiful waltzes and beloved arias to the furious speeds of Zoltán's Gypsy band, let these performers dazzle you with their masterful virtuosity. If you loved his PBS TV special, Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love, then you'll love the charm of this vibrant live concert celebrating the infectious energy of Hungary's music and dance!

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $68.00, $53.00, and $33.00. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount. A $2.50 Facility Fee has been added to each ticket.

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Tickets for all Fitzgerald Theater events are available to the general public in person at The Fitzgerald Theater box office. Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling 651-290-1200 during our regular business hours (Tuesday through Friday, noon - 5:00 p.m.). Phone orders are subject to a processing fee.

Tickets are also available through the eTix at 1-800-514-3849 or online at www.etix.com. eTix phone hours are: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket to enter a performance. Out of respect to all patrons and broadcasts being recorded, children under 4 will not be admitted to performances that are not designed for children. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

The Fitzgerald Theater is entirely smoke free. There are no designated smoking areas in the theater or within 10 feet of the theater entrance. This ban includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and electronic cigarettes.

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