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Live Music: Dec. 23 to Jan. 5

Live music through the first of the year

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8 Days: Dec. 23

Events, happenings, music, art and more


The Trouble With Communicating Awe

Awe: for some of us, it happens once a year if we’re lucky. It quakes us when we stand on a bluff, gazing at a wall of silver mountains. It sweeps us skyward if we’re lucky enough to fall in love.

Legacy Archive

Great Cabernets and Where to Find Them

Aside from deciding which type of wine to pour for holiday dinners, where the grapes are grown makes a real difference in how much you’ll like it and how well it will go with your menu. This week we’ll look at the world’s greatest grape variety, and we’ll discuss where it’s grown, the variety of styles available and the wider variety of prices.


Strange But True 'Phillip Morris'

Love can make you do crazy things. Maybe it will make you overspend on a gift, or stay up all night talking on the phone, or repeatedly break out of a Texas penitentiary. OK, so that last one really only applies to Steven Russell, a real-life conman who kept escaping from jail just to be with the man he loved.


'The Fighter' And Family

I had a good friend who carried his family and friends he grew up with like a millstone around his neck. It seemed he was destined to be swallowed up by all the drama and bad behavior they supplied since he was unwilling to get the heck out of Dodge (as I more colorfully advised).


WAC adds The Canadian Tenors

Platinum-selling vocal group The Canadian Tenors will perform a blend of classical and contemporary pop music at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.



Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year again when nearly everyone is suddenly and so fervently cheery-eyed and sanctimonious about crass commercialism.


What The…?!!: Spot the doofus

Whoa. Hold on. Just wait a minute. Before you pick up the phone to dial the Free Weekly office line, take a deep breath and listen: “It’s just a little horsing around.”


There’s More To ‘Green’ Than Your Tree

Here are some helpful hints for being green as we go through this busy period of the year.