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Pop music: Holiday concerts from Nov. 27 to Dec. 29

Published November 24, 2012 1:01 am

Kurt Bestor, Piano Guys, Chris Isaak, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will chase away holiday blues.
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The outdoor concert season is over — but don't fret. There are plenty of great holiday concerts at indoor venues over the next month. Here's a by-no-means-all-inclusive list of who is coming to Utah. Bonus points to those who can make a decision on which show to attend Dec. 7.

Nov. 27 • Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick (original holiday songs); The State Room; $20 at thestateroom.com

Nov. 30 • Mindy Gledhill's Christmas Show (folk); Velour Live Music Gallery, Provo; $12 at 24Tix

Dec. 3 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party; Covey Center, Provo; $28 to $58 at coveycenter.org

Dec. 4 • How the Grouch Stole Christmas (rap); In The Venue; $18 to $20 at SmithsTix

Dec. 5 • Chris Isaak's Holiday Show; Kingsbury Hall; $42 to $58 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu

Dec. 7 • Santa Jam with Brett Eldredge; Outlaw Saloon, Ogden; $10 to $15 at SmithsTix

Dec. 7 • Winter Wonderland (dance music); The Complex; $15 to $30 at SmithsTix

Dec. 7 • Don Waldis' A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe; Leona Wagner Black Box; $15 at ArtTix

Dec. 7 • Lark & Spur; Gallivan Center; free

Dec. 7 • Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband; Covey Center, Provo; $15 to $18 at coveycenter.org

Dec. 12-13 • The Lower Lights (Utah-based folk-rock collective); Masonic Temple Auditorium; $10 at thelowerlightschristmas2012.eventbrite.com

Dec. 13-14 • Christmas Jam 3 (rock 'n' roll); One Mind Studio; $10 at 24Tix

Dec. 13-15 • Kurt Bestor with Jenny Oaks Baker; Abravanel Hall; $17.50 to $45 at ArtTix

Dec. 14-15, 17-22 • Michael McLean's "The Forgotten Carols"; Cottonwood High School; $13-$29 at forgottencarols.com/tickets

Dec. 15 • X96's Nightmare Before Christmas with Anberlin; The Complex; $21 to $50 at SmithsTix

Dec. 17 • Christmas Carol Sing Along with Collin Raye; EnergySolutions Arena; free

Dec. 19 • The Piano Guys; Kingsbury Hall; $19.50 to $39.50 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu

Dec. 20 • Voice Male Christmas (a cappella); Abravanel Hall; $10 to $16 at ArtTix

Dec. 21 • The Savoys featuring Sam Payne; Sandy City Council Chambers; $10 sandyarts.com/christmas

Dec. 26-Dec. 29 • Donny & Marie Osmond; Abravanel Hall; $25 to $135 at ArtTix

Dec. 31 • An Evening With Kristin Chenoweth, star of the stage and screen; Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City; $30-$160 with discounts for seniors and children; 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.



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Peter Breinholt returns with two Christmas shows in one day

Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra pull out all of the stops in their Christmas spectaculars, but Utah singer-songwriter Peter Breinholt always focuses on the songs and anima of the holidays with his spirited holiday shows. But not initially. "It took me about four years to figure out how to do a Christmas show," he said. "I learned what songs to avoid." While his solo, secular work can turn rootsy with bluegrass instruments, he now realizes that the "banjo is not a Christmas instrument," he said. Once a Kingsbury Hall staple, Breinholt prefers the more intimate surroundings of the Jeanné Wagner Theatre, and it shows.

When • Saturday, Dec. 22, 4 and 8 p.m.

Where • Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at ArtTix

David Burger






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