Brian Culbertson,¬†to be joined by Vesta Williams, Tony Maiden of Rufus, and Mike Phillips, brings you for the third year in a row “A Soulful Christmas 2008.” The nationwide tour kicks off in Seattle, Washington and makes a stop in our capital on Sunday November 30th. The event, sponsored by Higashi Pearls and Fine Jewelry, will be held at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.
Culbertson and the gang will serenade you with holiday favorites and will also provide you with hits from their own albums. This is an amazing opportunity to listen to some of the foremost contemporary jazz singers and performers on one stage. Culbertson says that he’s “thrilled to share the Holiday season and the stage with such an amazing group of performers!”
“A Soulful Christmas” is another great way to enjoy the holiday season. Tickets can be purchased in advance¬†by calling¬†717-214-ARTS. Don’t wait too long because these tickets will go fast!
Picture this for me: you’re curled up on the sofa with a hot mug of cocoa. The steam curls off of the creamy concoction as light Christmas tunes resound throughout your living room. What could make this moment any better? Well, how about a live show in the chocolate capital of the world?
The Hershey Symphony Orchestra will preform their “Christmas Spectacular” at the Hershey Theater on Friday December 5. The show starts at 8:00 PM, so why not head over to Chocolate World before the show and indulge in a decadent mug of Cafe Mocha or a rich, thick hot cocoa made with none other than Hershey’s chocolate.
After you warm your body, warm your soul with familiar Christmas melodies played by the talented Hershey Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra has been performing for over 40 years and have created a longstanding tradition of excellence at the Hershey Theater.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, but you can also contact the Hershey Theater Ticket Office to place advance orders. 717-533-8449.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently installed 73 “wayfinding” signs along the Pennsylvania Civil War trail. The trail runs through York and Adams counties, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin and Lancaster counties.
If you see one of these signs you’ll know that you are following the civil war trail, the path of the civil war as it happened on the actual terrain of the events of that day. Along the civil war train in Pennsylvania, such sites as the battle of Gettysburg, the burning of Chambersburg, the place where the Union Army stopped the advance of the Confederate troops upon Harrisburg, the Old Carlisle Courthouse that was destroyed by Confederate artillery, the Harrisburg Cemetery where many Union and Confederate soldiers were buried, visit York (the largest northern town occupied by the Confederate Army), the site of the Battle of Hanover, which proved to be instrumental in the defeat of the Confederate Army, and various churches, museums, and other historic sites in the above-mentioned counties.
The Civil War Trail program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.