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Vienna Philharmonic Welcomes 2015 With Annual New Year’s Concert

Vienna Philharmonic Welcomes 2015 With Annual New Year’s Concert

The Vienna Philharmonic welcomes in 2015 with its annual New Year’s concert from the Musikverein, or Viennese Music Association, in Vienna, Austria. The program, From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015, is hosted by Julie Andrews and is broadcast throughout the world on New Year’s Day as part of the public television (PBS) series, Great […]

Annual Kennedy Center Honors Pay Tribute to Dedicated Performing Artists

Annual Kennedy Center Honors Pay Tribute to Dedicated Performing Artists

The Kennedy Center Honors are awarded to performing artists who have achieved high standards of excellence and used their talent to inspire the world around them. The star-studded event will be broadcast Dec. 30, from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET, on CBS. It was originally held on Dec. 7, 2014, at the John F. Kennedy […]

Christmas Pyramids Part of Germany’s Woodcarving History

Christmas Pyramids Part of Germany’s Woodcarving History

Christmas pyramids are multi-level wooden platforms with figures depicting either religious themes, such as the Nativity or angels, or secular life. They have a horizontal propeller at the top which spins around from heat emitted by candles lit at the base. The multiple levels also turn, like a carousel, so the various scenes are visible […]

German Christmas Museum Tree Ornaments Exhibition

German Christmas Museum Tree Ornaments Exhibition

The history of Christmas tree ornaments is as varied as the decorations themselves. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are handmade by elementary schoolchildren and others are carved and painted by skilled artisans. The tradition of decorating evergreen trees as a symbol of Christmas originated in Germany. It is in the German Christmas […]

School Shooting in North Portland, OR

School Shooting in North Portland, OR

Three people were injured in a school shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in north Portland, OR, Friday, Dec. 12. Two boys and a girl were outside on a corner near the school at the time. The police reported the shooting took place after noon. All three victims were breathing and conscious when they were […]

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