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.
PROJECT INTERFAITH LECTURE – Robert Wright, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Contributing Editor at The New Republic, contributor to Time and Slate, and author of “The Moral Animal”, “NonZero”, and most recently, “The Evolution of God”
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:
E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES: GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – Christine Todd Whitman, President of the Whitman Strategy Group, and author of “It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the G.O.P. and the Future of America” “Staying Ahead While Going Green”
FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Restrepo. Panel: Paul Greenwell, At Ease therapist; Debra Jones, Director and Senior Therapist at Lutheran Family Services At Ease; Bruce Cannon, At East Board member; Sharon Robino-West, former United States Marine and parent of a former Marine; Tammy Burkey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Therapist with the Veterans Administration in Lincoln; Col. Jeffrey Swanson, 55th Wing Chaplain at Offutt Air Force Base. Moderator: Scott Anderson, At Ease USA founder and Board Chairman
CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Sue Monk Kidd, author of “God’s Joyful Surprise”, “The Dance of the Dissident Daughter”, and “The Secret Life of Bees”; and Ann Kidd Taylor, co-authors of “Traveling with Pomegranates”