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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Punk Goes Christmas’

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Holiday punk CD offers grab bag of Christmas candy from the likes of New Found Glory and Man Overboard. Read More »

Music Reviews: Xmas Jazz from Nnenna Freelon and the John Brown Big Band, and David Ian

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These are two albums sure to brighten the 2013 Christmas season. Read More »

Music Review: Kelly Clarkson – ‘Wrapped in Red’

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Anyone looking for a brisk if unchallenging Christmastime pop treat from a top-notch talent couldn't hope for much better than this enjoyable and well-crafted album. Read More »

Dance-Theater Review: ‘Nutcracker Rouge’

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This burlesque take on the classic ballet is for dance aficionados, lovers of the comfortably outlandish, and anyone who appreciates spectacular creativity. Read More »

Music Review: Alabama – ‘The Classic Christmas Album’

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Alabama provides warm, joyful Christmas music that celebrates family and the simple joys of the season. Read More »

The Inverse Opera Takes on Handel’s ‘Messiah’

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Seattle guerrilla theatre group takes on opera, cabaret, and now the most famous oratorio in the canon. Read More »

Music Review: Erasure – ‘Snow Globe’

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Erasure has created one of the most unusual Christmas albums of the year. Read More »

Carrie Underwood in New ‘The Sound of Music’ Live Broadcast and Soundtrack

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This three-hour live broadcast, with accompanying soundtrack recording, take us back to 1930s Austria - but also to the golden age of live television. Read More »

Music Review: Tchaikovsky and Ellington/Strayhorn – ‘The Nutcracker Suites’

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Harmonia Mundi presents both the traditional and the swinging Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn versions of ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ on the same CD for the very first time. Read More »

Music Review: Airborne – Christmas Holiday Music

Christmas Holiday Music is delightful contemporary jazz holiday music available in MP3 format or streaming audio from Airborne. Read More »