No matter how you celebrate this time of year, GLT's holiday specials are sure to brighten the season.
Tune in for classics like Hanukkah Lights and Tinsel Tales and don't miss this year's new offerings: The Paul Winter Solstice Concert, 7PM on 12/21/14 and our exclusive broadcast of The Sounds of Christmas, the traditional community concert sponsored by State Farm, The Music Shoppe, and GLT, 11 AM or 6 PM on Christmas Day.
You'll also enjoy new and classic holiday jazz weeknights on air or 24/7 at wglt.org and catch your favorite holiday blues on air on the weekend or streaming 24/7 at wglt.org.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at GLT!
An interview with Darrin Vincent of the bluegrass super-duo Dailey and Vincent,playing at the BCPA on December 20. Vincent talks about the DV holiday show, and reveals what he wants forChristmas. Plus the debut release from a high charged bluegrass band from Australia; they're called Mustered Courage.
The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular: Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it's a "Holiday Pop Parade."
A perennial NPR favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel. Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday --- one story is funny and crisp, another historical, and there's one with a multicultural theme. Also included is a story about the supernatural and one that ends with the best last line for any Hanukkah show, "Love is the only miracle." Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
Radio Munson propels listeners into the week before Christmas with swingers from Steve Tyrell, Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Diana Krall, and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band.
Paul Winter Solstice Concert
Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's All New 34th Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, you'll hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz.
Celebrate the Solstice with music from The Poor Clares, Matt and Shannon Heaton, and Diane Taraz, and more contemporary holiday songs from Ricky Skaggs and James Taylor.
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
It's a dose of pop culture through red and green holiday lenses. Don't miss the Bullseye Holiday Show.
12/24 11AM and 6PM
Listeners tune to NPR for holiday stories of all kinds; funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Hear the latest version of evergreen delights while driving to the mall, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire. Hosted by NPR's Lynn Neary.
12/24 7 PM
While you're waiting for Santa, why not sing along with favorite holiday tunes from Broadway and Hollywood. From Mame to White Christmas, Center Stage will keep you merry and bright.
Jazz Piano Christmas
NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Pianists Cyrus Chestnut, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and The "Master" Harold Mabern take the stage to perform their favorite holiday songs. Hosted by Felix Contreras.
12/24 10PM to Midnight
'Twas the Night before Christmas and our house is swinging! Celebrate Christmas Eve with GLT and holiday jazz from Diana Krall, Louis Armstrong, George Shearing and more!
12/25 11AM and 6PM
Enjoy GLT's broadcast of the 12/13/14 Sound of Christmas concert, the traditional community concert sponsored by State Farm, The Music Shoppe and GLT.
Don wraps up Christmas Day with a few musical gifts, the first "Auld Lang Syne" of the season, and calls on Tony Bennett to salute those standing in the "returns" line the next day as Tony swings "There'll Be Some Exchanges Made!"
Host Bruce Bergethon reviews the best folk releases of 2014, including established artists like John Gorka and Nickel Creek, and new voices on the scene like The Henry Girls and The Tattletale Saints.
Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2014
Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It's all in their hour-long special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as: "Is that guy jumping the White House fence or is he just really into Michelle's 'Get Moving' campaign? "You say ISIS, I say ISIL. Let's call the whole thing off." And of course, "I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!" It's all in their hour-long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" and it's not to be missed.
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Best comedy and comics of 2014.
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