In this year’s installment of “Bob Dylan’s Christmas Lights: An Introspective” Merrill Markoe analyzes what Dylan actually means by his seasonal décor. This year, however, Mr. Dylan has purchased new lights, which is obviously a remarkable new detail in the saga and perhaps even a contrast to the slowing of the GDP, adding new perspective on the singer.
Opera has always been infused with social commentary, but never quite through the lens of a family film. Commentary abound, a family film seems to be just what composer Mark Adamo has set out to emulate with his new opera, 'Becoming Santa Claus', which premiered from December 4th-12th at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.
The first-ever animated special produced for television is being turned into a concert for one night only. Is it "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?" Maybe, "A Charlie Brown Christmas?" Nope! It’s "Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol," a faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous 1843 novella.