Ballet Magnificat is proud to present A CHRISTMAS CAROL! Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Ballet Magnificat brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s life-changing journey to stage.
Ballet Magnificat! is the world’s first professional Christian ballet company. Since its start in 1986, the company has attracted dancers from professional companies around the world and now also from within Ballet Magnificat’s own professional training program.
A spectacular Celtic Christmas celebration the whole family will enjoy!
Christmas with the Celts features classic songs such as: Little Drummer Boy, Count Your Blessings, Write Christmas, I’ll be Home For Christmas, Santa Claus in Coming To Town and John Lennon’s Happy Christmas.
First there was Riverdance, then Celtic Woman, now the popular PBS Pledge show Christmas with The Celts which is touring across the U.S. The national PBS show Christmas with The Celts aired on 222 PBS channels across the U.S., Canada and on the BBC in Ireland.
The Celts mix lively traditional Irish music and instrumentation with American pop music and their own originals. The Celts lineup stars, Ric Blair on vocal-guitar-bodhran & piano along with the lovely Sinead Madden from Dublin, Ireland on vocal and fiddle complemented by an array of top-flight musicians on uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, five-string bass, drums and of course, the crowd pleasing Irish dancers.
Some of the musicians that have performed with The Celts include Donegal fiddler Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Irish singer Cathy Jordan from Roscommon, Ireland, Riverdance piper Ivan Goff, from Dublin and Braveheart/Titanic Movie piper Eric Rigler just to name a few. The Celts perform in venues around the world including The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Lincoln Center, and many other Performing Arts Centers, Theaters, and major Casinos. The Celts have also shared the stage with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, John Anderson, Tim O'Brien and many others. The Christmas with The CeltsPBS pledge show was so successful that it was aired country wide for three years.
In 2015, The Celts appeared on PBS TV show Music City Roots and will soon host another PBS special called Roots of Great American Music which will feature some the top Country music, Irish music, and Pop music stars on the planet. The Celts are booked by MPI Talent Agency and managed by the well known entertainment industry figure, Bruce Garfield.
Grab your beach chair, your suntan oil, and your favorite drink, and get ready for a trip to the islands! For almost 20 years, Jimmy and the Parrots have been playing to delighted crowds all over the United States as well as the Caribbean. Jimmy and the Parrots has been a featured act at the annual Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head conventions in Key West, Florida, for 15 years.. Their Key West performances also included well-known venues such as the the Smokin' Tuna Saloon, Rick’s Café, Sloppy Joe’s, Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel, Schooner Wharf, and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. In January, 2005, over 80 fans traveled to Jamaica with the band for the first-ever “Yea Mon Tour” which included performances at Beaches Boscobel Resort as well as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. In February 2010, over 100 fans joined the band on their first-ever “Yeamon Cruise” which included performances on board the Carnival Pride as well as at Senor Frog’s in Nassau, Bahamas. In July 2010, the band was part of the National Flagship Celebration for the SS United States, and plans call for Jimmy Maraventano’s song about the ship—“Symbol of America” – to be included in the upcoming updated documentary “Lady in Waiting.” In April 2011, they performed several times at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The band has two CDs of original tunes, “Better Than New” and “Back to the Bayou.” In addition, they released (nationwide) a 30-song, three-CD set entitled “Island Jam,” which has sold over 100,000 units to date. A second three-CD set entitled “Sun Jams,” was released as a follow up to “Island Jam” which includes guest appearances by Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band member Doyle Grisham, the legendary Gary US Bonds, and other well-know trop-rock musicians.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra formed in the late 1920s. Ellington remained at the helm as bandleader from 1923 until his death – resulting in a career lasting over 50 years.
He composed over 3,000 songs during his lifetime, including mass favorites like “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing” and “Sophisticated Lady”.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to travel worldwide performing these and several others of Ellington’s celebrated classics.