|(Friday, November 16, 2012, St. Petersburg, FL); Give or share the gift of music this season with friends and family. Whether in our acoustically perfect mainstage Hough Hall, or in our intimate, candlelit Side Door Cabaret, you will find music and artists to suit every taste and budget this holiday. To enjoy advance notices about the best shows and seats in town year ‘round, you may want to join The Palladium’s all-new “Friends With Benefits” membership program. Drop by, call the Box Office (727) 822-3590, or visit My Palladium for more information and tickets for show or membership information. Visit PalladiumPaul’sBlog and subscribe to receive emails updates on newly-booked performances. Group, student, senior and St. Petersburg College family discounts are available for many shows, as are Palladium Gift certificates, perfect for holiday giving. Volunteer opportunities abound at the Palladium – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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|Thurs., 12/6||Palladium Presents:
Celtic Christmas with Harry O’Donoghue
Harry O’Donoghue is a storyteller, songwriter and ambassador of contemporary and traditional Irish folk music. Carroll Brown is also a much-loved artists on the Celtic music circuit. Together, their Celtic Christmas show is a mix of popular carols, along with some original compositions and Irish holiday songs. Show is back by popular demand. 7:30 p.m.
|Sun., 12/9||WMNF and Studio@620 Present:
It’s a Wonderful Life, Radio Theatre Project
…and more holiday favorites
Be part of a live studio audience and participate in authentic radio theatre, complete with sound effects! This benefit show for the Radio Theatre Project will put you in the holiday spirit with music, gifts and the magic of radio. Plus a special episode of The Continuing Adventures of Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective written just for the occasion. 7 p.m.
|Sat., 12/8||Palladium Presents:
Coo Coo Ca Choo
The high-energy, all-star 60s band returns! 8 p.m.
|11/30, 12/1, 2||St. Petersburg Ballet Company Presents:
Fri., 11/30, 7 p.m., Sat., 12/1, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Sun., 12/2, 3 p.m.
|Mon., 12/3||SPC Presents:
Students of the MIRA (Music Industry/Recording Arts) program at St. Petersburg College present a showcase of music from four outstanding ensembles: Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock and Laptop & Electronic Arts performing electronic and electro-acoustic music. 7:30 p.m.
|Fri., 12/7||SPC Concert Chorus Presents:
An Italianate Christmas
Vernon Taranto, SPC Music Director conducting. 7:30 p.m.
|Sat., 12/15||Pinellas You Symphony Presents:
Annual Holiday Show
|Sat., 12/15||Palladium Presents:
Nate Najar’s Holiday Show
All new, all-star! This year’s band features national jazz artists – Ken Peplowski (clarinet and saxophone) and Chuck Redd (vibes) – plus the legendary John Lamb (bass), local favorite Stephen Bucholtz (drums), and a special guest vocalist. Nate and the band will be doing a portion of Duke Ellington’s Jazz Nutcracker along with holiday favorites. 8 p.m.
|Sun., 12/16||Tierra Verde Island Singers Present:
Annual Holiday Show
3 & 7 p.m.
|12/18 &19||Palladium and St. Petersburg Opera Present:
Holiday highlights from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, arias, a sneak preview of next season, and more! Mark Sforzini, Artistic Director.
Tue., 12/18 and 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from St. Petersburg Opera, 727-823-2040
|Fri., 1/4||Caberfeidh Productions Presents:
Cassie and Maggie
Original and traditional Celtic music ranging from Cape Breton reels to Antigonish polkas and more
|1/11 & 12||Damon Fowler & Southern Hospitality, Side Door Blues
Damon Fowler has joined forces with guitarist/singer JP Soars and Memphis-based piano man/singer Victor Wainwright to form Southern Hospitality. Get ready for an evening of Delta blues, Memphis soul, Boogie-Woogie and Funky grooves.
Fri. & Sat., 1/11 & 12, 8 p.m.
|Tues., 1/15||Palladium Presents:
Young Concert Artist Series
Calidore Quartet Chamber Music
The Calidore Quartet is emerging as one of the most notable young chamber music ensembles in America. The quartet features violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi.
|Thu., 1/17||Palladium Presents:
Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello: Do It Again CD Release party, Side Door Jazz
Nicki Parrott is a world renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist who performs regularly in New York City as part of the legendary Les Paul Trio. Nicki was Paul’s bassist and vocalist for over 10 years. Parrot is joined by Rossano Sportiello (piano) and Eddie Metz Jr. (drums).
|Fri., 1/18||Acoustic Blues Brothers, Side Door Blues
Legendary guitar blues masters Roy Book Binder and Paul Geremia come to the Palladium for one very special night. 8 p.m.
|Sat., 1/19||Sultry Songstress Whitney James, Side Door Jazz
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