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Owatonna's Owl City plays hit song on 'Today' show

Pop music star and Owatonna native Owl City, also known as Adam Young, played a live gig on NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning, serenading an outdoor crowd with his song "Fireflies" and also performing with Carly Rae Jepsen, singing "Good Time."
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Pop music sensation Owl City – also known as Adam Young, who got his start in his parents' Owatonna basement – played NBC's "Today" show on Thursday.

To the delight of his tween (and younger) fans, he played his biggest hit "Fireflies":

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Owl City also sung with pop star Carly Rae Jepsen on their collaboration, "Good Time":

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