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Below is a schedule of holiday programming that will air on KUED-Channel 7 throughout December:
Northern Lights: An Evening with Sissel and Friends Saturday
December 1, 7 p.m. - A new PBS special brings together one of the brightest talents of the 21st century - the lovely and popular Sissel - with guest artists, including tenor José Carrerras, in the hauntingly beautiful 17th century Norwegian village of Roros. Its quaint architecture and snow-covered landscape serve as a stunning counterpoint to the warm and sensual voice of Sissel.
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration
Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m. - This Christmas special features singers Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Orla Fallon and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt. Classics include "White Christmas," "Carol of the Bells," "Little Drummer Boy", and others, along with original pieces and a fiddle solo.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Featuring Sissel
Sunday, December 9, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 8 p.m., Monday, December 24, 8 p.m. Christmas day, 7 p.m. - European singing sensation Sissel joins with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most- beloved songs. A national institution in Norway, Sissel has sung all over the world, selling six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting, ethereal vocal tracks for the soundtrack of "Titanic."
Live from Lincoln Center: "Jazz @ Lincoln Center: Red Hot Holiday Stomp"
Monday, December 19, 7 p.m. - Trumpeter and artistic director Wynton Marsalis hosts an evening of joyous music and storytelling. Special guests include Wycliffe "Pinecone" Gordon, Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson, "Papa" Don Vappie and others, bringing Big Easy style holiday cheer to the Big Apple.
L.A. Holiday Celebration 2007
Monday, December 10, 9 p.m. - Tune in for a highlight version of the six-hour Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration that took place in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center on Christmas Eve 2006. The performers participating in the show each year represent the many cultures and holiday traditions found in the county.
Christmas at St. Olaf: Where Peace and Love and Hope Abide
Wednesday, December 19, 9 p.m. - This Christmas special features the renowned choirs and orchestra of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. This year's program blends excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's St. Paul, and Honnegger's King David, with new works for chorus and orchestra.
History Project: "Digging for Jesus"
Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m. - A generation ago, there was a fiece scholarly argument about whether or not Jesus ever lived. Skeptics pointed out that, outside the new Testament, there was only oone reference (and it is disputed) to him. "Digging for Jesus" explores 10 top archaeological digs that take us closer to revealing more about the man from Galilee.
The Mystery of the Three Kings
Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m. - Using stunning location footabe, interviews with renowned biblical scholars, computer graphics, Christmas music and carefully crafted dramatizations, the program brings to life the joy and enchanting mystery of one of the most famous events surrounding Christ's birth. (Repeats 12/25, 8 p.m.)
Nature: "Christmas in Yellowstone"
Sunday, December 23, 7 p.m. - As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Christmas at Belmont 2007Monday, December 24, 9 p.m.This annual concert comes from Nashville's new Schermerhorn Symphony Center, as "American Idol" finalist Melinda Doolittle hosts a fetive Christmas repertoire ranging from traditional, to classical, to lighthearted secular songs.
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