Christmas

A Christmas Carol 2019

Dec 25, 2019
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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was recorded live at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre on December 20, 2019. 

Credits:

Diana Wooley was our Narrator and Director.

Russ Wooley played Scrooge.

Bryan Deck was Bob Cratchet.
Karen Sowienski and David Madson were our ghosts.

The rest of the cast included Brian Hamman, Wayne Blum, Rick Myers, Donny Short, Krystal Deck, Brock Bourek, Matt Cihak, Mary Madsen, Peyton Machan, and Rosie Markham.  

The Algona Nativity

Dec 23, 2019

The first one was twelve feet wide, still quite a production because Jesus, Mary, and the babe were mud-sculptured, then baked, then painstakingly painted. Back in Germany, Eduard Kaib had been an architect. That’s not to say his hand-made Nativity–all of twelve feet wide–required architectural expertise. It was Christmas, 1944, and Kaib was a long, long way from home. Things just got to him; so he decided to create this most famous barnyard scene, a fully manned–and animal-ed–nativity.

Sarah McSweeny and Jessica Huggenberger

There are so many reasons to love the holidays (and a few going the other way), but our favorite is the music... and the stories. Turn on your radio (or smart speaker or app), and join us as we listen to the best of the season. Let's face it, we all need a little break from the norm.

Dec. 16

Susan and Mark Leonard

For most of us, the holidays are intertwined with the idea of “home.” That feeling you get when you open your own front door at the end of a long day to warmth and light, being greeted with a smile, a kiss, maybe a hot drink, music playing? 

 

As I prepare for a move to the west coast, leaving my current familiar home to make a new one, I ponder what it is that makes us feel at home? Is it people, place, belongings? 

 

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

People I know have tipi rings on their South Dakota ranch, circles of stones visible only in summer, and then, only when cattle keep the grass down. But they're there, broad circles of half-submerged stones that mark the spots where, years ago our indigenous ancestors pitched tents, footprints of a different time.

Sarah McSweeney

On December 21, 2018, Lamb Arts Reagional Theatre and Siouxland Public Media presented a live broadcast of "A Christmas Carol." We would like to that the Gilchrist Foundation for supporting this collaboration as well as all of SPM's and Lamb's supporters.



  


Audio FileThe Exchange, December 19, 2018Edit | Remove

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Coming up next on The Exchange, we celebrate the holiday season.  I talk with Morningside College professor Emeritus Bruce Fobes about the history of Christmas and preview a live, radio play production of A Christmas Carol, and we hear a new Small Wonder from Jim Schaap.

Food For Thought - 10-05 Erin Webber-Dreeszen

Oct 5, 2018
Sioux City Journal

Fancy Watermelons, ice sculptures, beer, wine and cheese galore! It's all part of Artilicious which exists ostensibly to show people what is available for fall and winter catering at HyVee, but it's also a great way to get people in the door and think about art for awhile.

A Christmas Carol 2017

Dec 25, 2017
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A Christmas Carol performed by friends of Siouxland Public Media on December 13. 

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Okay, it’s time to get serious. Before you talk about miracles and magic, let's have a good cold look at what happened in No Man's Land between British and German troops, December, 1914. Before you grab the Kleenex or get all teary and sentimental, you should remember that perfectly good reasons explain why peace broke out amidst war, why, for one unforgettable Christmas, a battlefield became an enchanted cartoon.

Be reasonable. The magic of that moment is perfectly explainable.

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