CPR News Public holiday calendar 2021

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Dated Time Program Friday 17th December 9am &
7:00 p.m. 6th Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2021): We’re celebrating our return to the stage after nearly two years of pandemic restrictions, with electro-pop artist Neoma, jazz musician Freddie Rodriguez Jr. and singer / songwriter Liat, as well as comedian Elliot Woolsey, Betty Hart reading from poetry and a special nod to Judy Garland with Ryan Warner. Sunday December 19 10:00 a.m. Colorado Matters 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza (2016): Take a look back at the first annual holiday special, featuring Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves and rising country star Clare Dunn. 11:00 6th edition of Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2021): We’re celebrating our return to the stage after nearly two years of pandemic restrictions, with electro-pop artist Neoma, jazz musician Freddie Rodriguez Jr. and singer / songwriter Liat, as well as comedian Elliot Woolsey, Betty Hart reading from poetry and a special nod to Judy Garland with Ryan Warner. Monday, December 20 9h00
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7:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2017): Celebrate the holidays with the second Colorado Matters Holiday Special, featuring local artists Isaac Slade, Jayme Stone, Danette Hollowell and more. Tuesday,
December 21 9h00
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7:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2018): Colorado Matters Holiday’s third annual lineup featured Hazel Miller, Face Vocal Band, Playground Ensemble, 13-year-old Emelise Munoz, and comedian David Rodriguez. Wednesday,
22 december 9h00
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7:00 p.m. 4th Annual Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2019): Music by Kid Astronaut, King Cardinal, Julie Davis and Osi Sladek. Actress Nancy Norton and ugly sweaters mark the fourth annual holiday festival. Thursday 23 December 9h00
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7:00 p.m. 5th edition of Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2020): This year’s lineup includes Ron Miles, Beth Malone, Susan Grace performing a play by Ofer Ben-Amots, Donny Morales, Avorneen, comedian Rion Evans and spoken word by Tanaya Winder. Ryan Warner and Avery Lill are your hosts. Friday,
December 24 9h00
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7:00 p.m. 6th edition of Colorado Matters Holiday Extravaganza (2021): We’re celebrating our return to the stage after nearly two years of pandemic restrictions, with electro-pop artist Neoma, jazz musician Freddie Rodriguez Jr. and singer / songwriter Liat, as well as comedian Elliot Woolsey, Betty Hart reading from poetry and a special nod to Judy Garland with Ryan Warner. 8 p.m. Tinsel Tales 1: NPR’s Christmas Favorites
This program features stories from the NPR Archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – these and more NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. 9 p.m. Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth and a multitude of festive voices. Continuing the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is yet another collection of the best and most requested vacation stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR’s voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Saturday,
December 25th 8 p.m. Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites
In keeping with a beloved NPR holiday tradition, listen to the third collection of Extraordinary Christmas Stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR’s past and present tell stories from the season on this hour-long special. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are perceptive or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them in our broadcast archives – or you might fall in love with them for the first time. Hosted by Lynn Neary. 9 p.m. Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Stories Told Through Song
NPR revisits interviews with musicians about their Christmas albums. Some, like Katie Melua and Sting, celebrate winter tradition and mystery in their Christmas carols. Others, like Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant, find spirituality and stability in holiday music. Jon Batiste and Anthony Hamilton bring new energy to old favorites from their Christmas albums. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Sunday December 26 10:00 a.m. Trolley for a 2021 season
A Season’s Griot is the only Kwanzaa program on National Public Radio. Hosted for 25 years by renowned storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual hour-long special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples. The show’s poet laureate Beverly Fields Burnette and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.


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