Holiday Favorites and Memories

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Tim Anderson (Old Dominion University) introduces a modern reworking of a Charlie Brown Holiday special classic. Jacqueline Secoy (Longwood University) remembers the tunes that she first played in an orchestra. Orchestra conductor Kevin Bartram (University of Mary Washington) explains what singers like Judy Garland and Tony Bennett bring to the classic songs of the season. Later in the show: Sister Rosetta Tharpe attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her early rock and roll. Chris Kjorness (Longwood University) plays some of her groundbreaking recordings and talks about her legacy. And: Gary Richards (University of Mary Washington) argues that popular musicals tend to have a negative view of the South and don’t reflect its diversity today.

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