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The last date listed for The Mingus Big Band was Thursday April 21, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "The smokingest big band on the planet!" --JazzTimes
- "The greatest repertoire project in jazz history." --New York Times
The Mingus Big Band's numerous honors include several Jazz Times and Down Beat critics' and readers' awards, and three Grammy nominations, including one for the group's 2002 collaborative recording with Elvis Costello (premiered at UCLA Live, 2001) Tonight at Noon: Three or Four Shades of Love. The band's program will feature a selection of Mingus classics.