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Today in Music History

IN 1977, the film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as a disco dancer, premiered in New York. The movie was largely responsible for the spread of the disco craze. Its soundtrack, featuring hits by the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang and KC and the Sunshine Band, would become the bestselling LP of all time. The record stood until Michael Jackson's Thriller was released in 1982.

 

Born This Day

 

Morey Amsterdam, 1908

Spike Jones, 1911

Charlie Rich, 1932

Lee Remick, 1935

Chelsea Noble, 1964

Tammy Blanchard, 1976

Vanessa Hudgens, 1988

 

Today's Lineup

 

Concerts

 

Don Amero's "Amero Little Christmas"

West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance $20 door at the WECC, Ticketmaster.

The Royal Canadian Navy Band of HMCS Chippawa

Ellice Cafe & Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Rockin Elvis Christmas with Rory Allen

McPhillips Station Casino, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 and $35 or $65 dinner and show at Ticketmaster.

Midnight Clear - Songs of Wonder, Mystery and Joy (Renaissance Voices)

Young United Church, 8 p.m., $10 and $20.

Holiday Concert

Westminster United Church, 6 p.m.,Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door, 204-786-1616.

 

Theatre

 

Miracle on South Division Street

Ends tomorrow, at RMTC's John Hirsch Mainstage. Tickets start at $29 at 204-942-6537.

Cat In The Hat

Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 7 p.m., Shaw Performing Arts Centre, 2 Forks Market Rd.

A Christmas Carol

Dalnavert Museum annual reading of Charles Dickens' most beloved holiday story, 7 p.m. Admission $10 to $20 at 204-943-2835 to reserve, 61 Carlton St.

The Big Boom Theory

Celebrations Dinner Theatre, to Jan. 12, Canad Inn Fort Garry, 6:15 p.m.; $30.95 to $69.95 at 204-982-8282.

 

Out and About

Christmas at the Taylor's

Continues to Dec 29, 6 to 10 p.m., 3001 Roblin Blvd.

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Continues to Jan. 5, 6 to 10 p.m., Red River Exhibition Park; $15 per vehicle up to 7 passengers.

Eaton's Fairy Tale Vignettes

Continues to Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Children's Museum. Admission $10.

2012 Cannes Lions: World's Best Commercials

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10 and $11.

 

Dance

 

Basement Projects

School of Contemporary Dance, Gas Station Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday.

 

Comedy

 

Darryl Lenox

Rumor's Comedy Club, 9:15 p.m.; $21.

 

Nitespots

 

Arkadash (268 Portage Ave.) The Deano Dean Band

Big A (1975 Portage): Momentary Madness

Brooklands Inn (8 Keewatin): Bad Vega

Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Mother Groove

Cavern (112 Osborne, downstairs): Prophet, Electric Soul and Hey Pilgrim

Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Jason Petric

Current Restaurant (75 Forks Market Rd.): Erin Propp

Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): The Frequency

Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn): Betty Ford Trio

Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar: (Pembina Hotel): South Thunderbird

Jaguars (Club Regent): Day After Nashville

New Cavalier Motor Inn (1650 Regent W.): Bobcatz

Nicolett Inn (632 Rue Lafleche): Renegades

The Oak (826 Regent): UV Glow Party

Palomino (1133 Portage): Rockbox

The Park Theatre (698 Osborne): JP Hoe Holiday Show

Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang

Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): For the Good Times

Royal George Hotel (123 Regent): Beach Station Blues record release show

Silver Spike (202 Bond): Catie St. Germain

Tavern United (MTS Centre): Neal Pinto

Tavern United (826 Regent): Tom Dunlop

Times Change(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave.): Neville vs. Newton

Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Julien Desaulniers Duo

Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): The Acoustic Cats

West Kildonan Legion (members and guests, 1740 Main St.): McLean Brothers

Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Bad Dog

The Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel): Caraballo

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 14, 2012 D5

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