Christmas http://www.kplu.org en The 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam Featuring Bellingham Vocalist Cheryl Jewell http://www.kplu.org/post/2013-kplu-christmas-jam-featuring-bellingham-vocalist-cheryl-jewell <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The </span>17th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Annual </span>KPLU<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Christmas Jam, our&nbsp;much-anticipated holiday concert, featured jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio on December 5 live from the&nbsp;</span>Lagerquist<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cheryl performed Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner. &nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch a replay of the entire concert, or listen above.&nbsp; The concert will also be rebroadcast at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="326&quot;" scrolling="no" src="http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2709193/events/2494790/videos/36510734/player?width=580&amp;height=326&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;mute=false" width="580"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:20:54 +0000 KPLU 11752 at http://www.kplu.org The 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam Featuring Bellingham Vocalist Cheryl Jewell The Great Christmas Carol Challenge http://www.kplu.org/post/great-christmas-carol-challenge <p></p><p></p><p>This week we pit musical legends against upstarts and imitators.</p><p>You be the judge and jury…</p><p>Let’s start with the best selling single of all time, Christmas or not…50 million copies of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” have been sold. Here’s the crooner singing "White Christmas":</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gW2UH14pug" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSUT8Inl14</a></p><p>Crosby was dismissive of his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully."</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:31:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 7411 at http://www.kplu.org The Great Christmas Carol Challenge The car-sized bow and other gift-giving lies pop culture told me http://www.kplu.org/post/car-sized-bow-and-other-gift-giving-lies-pop-culture-told-me <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfVev7TBo3E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmb-PK0xlVU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDhjpqIQS84</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-Lw_Qz8Rk</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:41:22 +0000 Linda Holmes 7231 at http://www.kplu.org The car-sized bow and other gift-giving lies pop culture told me Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates http://www.kplu.org/post/nordstrom-sales-and-profit-climb-earnings-miss-analyst-estimates <p>Nordstrom says profit and sales climbed in the most recent quarter, although earnings came in just below what analysts predicted.</p><p>Nordstrom says men’s shoes, men’s apparel and kids’ clothes did especially well. Morningstar analyst Paul Swinand says the company’s also doing well online. He says brick-and-mortar retailers like Nordstrom may have been late to the game but they’re reaping the benefits of e-commerce.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:54:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 7066 at http://www.kplu.org Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates Enjoy the 15th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam http://www.kplu.org/post/enjoy-15th-annual-kplu-christmas-jam <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-997869.mp3</p><p>KPLU was pleased to welcome back our special guest from last year, award-winning Northwest jazz vocalist Gail Pettis to the 15th Annual Christmas Jam on December 8. Along with the PLU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, Pettis performed numerous holiday classics.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:00:02 +0000 Justin Steyer 3520 at http://www.kplu.org Enjoy the 15th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam Pastorela shows life between two cultures in Yakima http://www.kplu.org/post/pastorela-shows-life-between-two-cultures-yakima-0 <p>There&rsquo;s a Mexican Christmas tradition called a &ldquo;pastorela.&rdquo; And it&rsquo;s getting a new twist in Yakima.</p><p>A pastorela is a play about the shepherds&rsquo; search for the baby Jesus. This weekend members of the community will perform a pastorela that draws on the real-life experiences of Latinos in the Northwest.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3505 at http://www.kplu.org Pastorela shows life between two cultures in Yakima The infamous 'Christmas Carol Bloodbath' of ... 2011 http://www.kplu.org/post/infamous-christmas-carol-bloodbath-2011 <p>This week we pit musical legends against upstarts and imitators, in a duel to the death. You be the judge and jury. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 3493 at http://www.kplu.org The infamous 'Christmas Carol Bloodbath' of ... 2011 Christmas jazz on KPLU http://www.kplu.org/post/christmas-jazz-kplu <p>If you are looking for some jazz in holiday style to get your hands on, you might want to consider these Christmas jazz albums I&#39;ve listed on <a href="http://groovenotes.org/">Groove Notes</a>. Some might be more of a challenge to track down than others.</p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:04:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 426 at http://www.kplu.org Christmas jazz on KPLU Relive the 2010 KPLU Christmas Jam concert http://www.kplu.org/post/relive-2010-kplu-christmas-jam-concert <p>The 14th-Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, <span class="stylebodytext2">our much-anticipated annual free holiday concert and live </span><span class="stylebodytext2">broadcast, </span>was held on the Pacific Lutheran University campus on December 9, 2010.</p><p>This year we featured <a href="http://www.gailpettis.com/index.htm">acclaimed jazz vocalist Gail Pettis</a>, as well as the PLU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Robert Miller. They performed classic holiday favorites from "This Christmas" to "Baby It's Cold Outside," and closed the program with an audience sing-along of "White Christmas."</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 04:25:31 +0000 Justin Steyer 356 at http://www.kplu.org Relive the 2010 KPLU Christmas Jam concert