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Mannheim Steamroller at Coronado Dec. 11
Mannheim Steamroller will bring its holiday tradition to the Coronado Performing Arts Center for two shows — at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.
The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller, along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.
In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the entire music industry. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, founder Chip Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of renaissance instruments with rock and roll beats. The resulting album was a runaway hit, and not only propelled Mannheim Steamroller to become the biggest-selling Christmas music artist in history, but also one of the top-50 biggest-selling musical acts ever (they’ve sold more than 35 million albums).
The group’s annual Christmas tour, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and spending time with friends and family.
Tickets are $45-$65 and can be obtained by calling (815) 968-2722 or visiting www.coronadopac.org.
The Coronado is at 314 N. Main St., Rockford.
From the Dec. 7-13, 2011, issue