Merry Music

Get festive at these upcoming shows 

Christmas with the Celts

December 8

The Celts’ dynamic tunes mix traditional Irish music and American pop music, with a few originals thrown in. The spirited show features a variety of instruments, including Irish whistles, fiddles, bodhran, banjo, bass and uilleann pipes. 3pm. The Grand Oshkosh, 424-2350.

Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

December 12

When Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn got their hands on Nutcracker Suite, no one would have guessed how Tchaikovsky’s sugar plum fairies could swing! Ellington, along with your jazzy holiday favorites, is certain to make for a cheery night. 6:30pm. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay. 465-2726.

A Motown Christmas

December 21

A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of three of Motown’s most legendary groups, The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. A Motown Christmas is a powerful show combining Motown’s greatest hits and everyone’s favorite holiday classics. 7:30pm. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton. 730-3760. 

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