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The Current Album of the Week: JD McPherson, 'Socks'

JD McPherson, 'Socks'

The Current’s Bill DeVille writes, “You can tell JD McPherson is fan of Christmas. ‘Socks’ swings like crazy! This is the album to put on when you are baking cookies in the kitchen, putting up the tree with a spiked eggnog in hand or the ultimate album to kick that Christmas party up a notch!“

Read DeVille’s full review and listen to the album online.

Classical MPR: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Classical MPR’s Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite, with director Mack Wilberg leading the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.

Tune in to Classical MPR Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. or listen now online.

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Listen now as Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.