How ‘Bout Some Nice Music (w/ Christmas Concert)?

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[OK, a hockey intermission.  To get you all in a Christmasy mood, we begin with Lisa Lynn, in her “Fargo hat,” singing The Christmas Song at Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale (SAWA) on Saturday.]

“The Christmas Song”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSG2505xCrY

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[And somewhere through all this, I wanted to share our Christmas woodpecker, who paid us this visit on Wednesday.]

Before Lisa, Finestra was at SAWA Thursday night.  We were late getting there – girls’ hockey game, of course – but here Jay (keyboard), Arlen (bass) and Wally (brass) play “The Fool on the Hill,” a request by the supervisor:

“The Fool on the Hill”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIVwF6BxgYg

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[Of course, Lisa didn’t do just one song at SAWA . . .]

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[In fact, we spent the entire evening with her (this, just for “Weakie”) . . .]

“Wish You Were Here”:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOMfB6vZ7s

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“A Soft Place to Fall”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn4y8jwbLLA

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[The ladies shared a chuckle . . .]

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[And I just ate.  🙂  ]

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[Thanks, Vick!]

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[Friday was Richie Braun’s annual soiree and clam bake at Arrowwood for the Wednesday senior men golfers who, for whatever reason, decide to stay here all year.  We are “Those Who Stay Behind!”]

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[It was a lovely, not-quite-winter evening.  Temperature around zero, light snow falling . . ]

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[The parking lot at Arrowwood was as full as I’ve even seen it – even in summer!  I advised the patrons I had to park in Urbank and take a cab to the front door!]

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[Nevertheless, we all enjoyed the stir fry and pasta bar . . .]

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[ACCCCKKKKK, a “selfie!”]

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[And Al’s homemade Grand Cru Malbec wine (and Richie’s monster cookies) . . .]

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[Thanks again, Richie and Al!  🙂  ]

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[Then on Sunday, annually the biggest production of the season – the high school’s Christmas concert by orchestra and choir!  It was just terrific, as always, and we enjoyed it immensely!  🙂 ]

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[The supervisor enters the hallowed hall for what, as all events are now advertised, would be the last Christmas concert ever at Jefferson high school.]

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[There will be five separate videos of the concert interspersed herein.]

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Christmas Concert I:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8IlHHoe64

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[Because I’m in too much of a hurry, you can identify each choir, presented here chronologically, from the program.  😉  ]

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Christmas Concert II:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7HsdtdIkqU

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Christmas Concert III:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIqVZaFiiX4

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Christmas Concert IV:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDxZHHA8SYg

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[Don’t know why, but I like tutus?]

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[OK, I like Santa caps and red ties, too (or is it too-too?).]

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Christmas Concert V:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNk82Y_sqGQ

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[And that’s toodles from our feathered friend.]]

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Up next:  Hockey (d’ya think?).

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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