Renee Fleming Finally Tackles Christmas

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Soprano Renee Fleming has been a beloved figure on the operatic stage for years. So it’s curious that Ms. Fleming has waited so long to release her first-ever Christmas album entitled Christmas in New York.

The recording features many guest appearances by New York-based musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Rufus Wainwright and Gregory Porter. The album contains only two sacred works – In the Bleak Midwinter and Still, Still, Still. The rest of the songs are traditional lighter fair such as Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas Darling and Central Park Serenade.

Christmas in New York is one of many new releases Classical 90.5 will feature in the days to come during the holiday season.

A Chanticleer Christmas


St. Olaf Christmas Festival

 

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Artsbreak with Erin Keane

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Every Thursday at 3:30pm, Erin Keane will give us her picks for the weekend shows, concerts and other arts events around Louisville. This first episode is heavy on the holiday shows. if you go to the shows, let us know what you think!

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A Christmas Carol, Actors Theatre of Louisville, opens Thursday, runs through Dec. 23 http://wfpl.org/post/occupy-fleet-street-dickens-christmas-carol-highlights-economic-inequality

The Nutcracker, Louisville Ballet, through Dec. 23, WHITNEY HALL  http://wfpl.org/post/cultural-marker-nutcracker-returns-live-music

Chanukah Chappens, The Bard’s Town, SATURDAY, two performances (7 and 8:30 p.m.)http://wfpl.org/post/chanukah-chappens-kicking-eight-nights-light

“Velma and Louise’s Holiday Balls” http://wfpl.org/post/pandora-fills-niche-irreverent-gay-themed-holiday-shows