| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:04 AM
- The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 7:49 PM
— About 3,000 miles south of the North Pole, on the windswept prairie of central Illinois, Mark and Julie Hardy and their 16 reindeer are awaiting Santa and the long winter's nap that follows his visit.
Now is the busiest time of year at Hardy's...
| Dec 14, 2012
Yorktown Market Days will conclude its sixth season at Riverwalk Landing on Saturday, Dec. 15, with the Holiday Market scheduled to run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the Toyland Parade festivities from 1 to 3 p.m., according to a county news release....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:47 AM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:35 a.m. Confession time! Mike McConnell wants to know what Christmas gift was a little disappointing. Share yours.
12 - 3 p.m. John Williams
1:35 p.m. The Cubs need a...
| Dec 7, 2012
A rendition of "Jingle Bells" at Fort Lauderdale's Sunshine Cathedral next Thursday will feature a man singing soprano in opera-diva costume, Marie Antoinette-style wig and all.
Although the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida is made up of tenor and...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:45 PM
*Editor's note: This column originally was published Dec. 4, 2011.
As a person who thinks all organized religions have been a net "bad" for human civilization, I gotta say, I still really enjoy Christmas. You get days off work, you get to see your...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:51 AM
With Thanksgiving behind us, it's official -- the holiday season has begun.
And that means it's now fully appropriate to break out the Christmas music, something we at Pop & Hiss can admit we began inappropriately doing a few weeks ago. Check out...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:12 PM
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening.
The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 11:17 AM
This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:23 AM
Perhaps the moment that best captures how the music of 1990s vocal trio Wilson Phillips endures is a scene in the 2004 stoner comedy film “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.” Wilson Phillips, from left, Wendy Wilson, carnie Wilson......
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Listen to some of the best examples of Christmas carols....