Christmas classics reinterpreted by four jazz pianists.
NPR Music is onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another live incarnation of one of the most popular holiday programs on public radio. Every year, NPR invites a handful of great jazz keyboardists to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They take turns playing their unique renditions of holiday classics for live audiences, and the results are collected for this special program, hosted on stage by NPR's Felix Contreras.
Not in the mood for more seasonal music celebrating snow & ice & the winter freeze? Tune in to "A Latin American Christmas" airing this week on KIOS. This special program is a one-hour special of warm and sunny holiday music from many latin-american locales, from Mexico and the Carribean to the Equator. The special is produced by WFIU at Indiana University.
"A Latin American Christmas" airs Tuesday December 21 at 8:00PM on KIOS.
Jazz can be cool at Christmastime, too. Listen to Hep to the Holidays, a special program airing Thursday on KIOS. This annual holiday tribute program celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz, including:
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he won't resign, and is confident he'll overcome a recall election.
Suttle issued a statement Friday, five days after receiving notification of the need for a recall election. In the letter to Election Commissioner Dave Phipps, Suttle says "I'm sure you will understand my commitment to the 92 percent of Omaha residents who did not participate in the recall and are concerned about the methods used to collect signatures. I trust the judicial system and I trust the people of Omaha."
Omaha, NE – Nebraska faces a $968 million dollar budget deficit going in to the new biennium.
A report released Thursday by the Legislature recommends options for cutting ten-percent from the general fund budget. The Unicameral's standing committees met with state agencies to examine ways to reduce spending.
Omaha, NE – The U.S. Senate could vote within the next few days on a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.
The omnibus bill, as it's known, is being criticized by Republican lawmakers, who say it contains too many earmarks. A continuing resolution has funded Congress and its related agencies since October. Those resolutions keep government funding at the same level as it was during the previous fiscal year.