Have you gotten into the holiday swing?

The annual smorgasbord of holiday entertainment has begun: “Hansel and Gretel,” “A Christmas Story,” “The Russian Nutcracker,” concerts by Irish entertainers and theater organists, … I’m only touching the surface here and only talking about this week’s fare (starting Dec. 4). Please share your impressions of these performances. And, as always, we’d love to know what you saw and did at First Friday and First Saturday.

1 Response to "Have you gotten into the holiday swing?"

  1. Mary Jo Kelleher

    Alas, I missed all the good local stuff by being out of town this weekend. But it was for a good, nay great concert. Some may recognize the band Tanglefoot, which played at EPAC every January/February for the past 10 years or so. Saturday was its final concert, played on its home turf of Owen Sound, Ontario.

    It was everything we’ve come to expect from Tanglefoot: the musical stories of people and events Canadian, the terrifically tight harmonies, the humor. And in addition, Tanglefoot brought in alumni of the group, including two of the three original band members: Bob Wager (who came in from Vancouver just for the event) and Joe Grant. The final numbers in the show had 10 current and past Tanglefoot members on stage. The last song, Al Parrish’s “Song for the Road,” had a particular poignancy and there were few dry eyes in the house.

    All is not lost! Though Tanglefoot won’t be touring, two of its members, Terry Young and Sandra Swannell, will be at EPAC in February as “My Sweet Patootie.” Some different styles, but the same terrific songwriting and playing talents we’ve come to expect. I’m looking forward to seeing them take off.