Like peanut butter and jelly, music and the holidays go hand in hand. From the Lighting of the Tree ceremony broadcast from New York City to other televised holiday concerts, and favorite tunes played on repeat at the mall during the busy shopping season, festive music is literally an instrumental component to holiday traditions. Holiday music shouldn’t be reserved solely as background buzz or as a distant event on television, but should be celebrated locally as well. This holiday season, get in the spirit at one of these nearby holiday concerts.
Turkey turkey! Turkey Day is here next week and the Black Friday ads are calling shopaholics nationwide. But what about Black Wednesday? You know, Thanksgiving Eve… Everyone does it, at least where I’m from… the unofficial, yet annual reunions in your hometown? Here are my picks for the top places to hang on Black Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving, gobble gobble.