With the holidays and a New Year right around the corner, many of us are still rushing to purchase last minute presents.
The Nutcracker has long since been a traditional Christmas performance attended by Americans since the 1940’s. The Nutcracker made it’s worldwide debut in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia. As many are familiar with the composer, Tchaikovsky, the original choreography was conceived by Marius Petipa. Petipa became very ill in the middle of composing the choreography so his assistant, Lev Ivanov aided in the completion of the dance.
The Warmth and Mirth of an Irish Christmas: Fiddler Eileen Ivers, Tricky Wrens, and Troublesome Cakes on U.S. Tour
Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration that’s as comforting as a favorite carol and a slice of Christmas cake.
It’s my favorite time of year and like everyone else I want to give gifts that are thoughtful, fashionable and that are not going to break the bank or still be paying for in March 2012.
Love Actually isn’t a new movie, by any means. It was released in 2003 and many people will probably see it at least once. If you’re looking for a great romantic drama to watch over the holiday season, Love Actually is the perfect choice.