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<ul><li><p>PULSE NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p></li><li><p>2 PULSE NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p><p>Call 1-800-345-5273 for a location near you.</p><p>Shown on figure: Cardy stitch earmuff with sheepskin liner in ivory, black or blackberry wine, $75.Bailey Button Triplet sheepskin boot in chestnut or grey, $180.</p><p>Shown at right from top to bottom: Classic Short boot in chestnut, $140. New Bailey glove in chestnut, $125.Suede cross-body bag in chestnut, $148. Slim coin suede wristlet in chestnut, $78.</p></li><li><p>PULSE 3NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p><p>CONTENTS</p><p>this ISSUE: Holiday Entertainment</p><p>Nov. 26 - Dec. 9, 2010</p><p>Issue No.</p><p>65</p><p>EDITORMeta Hemenway-Forbes319.291.1483meta.hemenway-forbes@wcfcourier.com</p><p>ADVERTISINGSheila Kerns319.291.1448sheila.kerns@wcfcourier.com</p><p>DESIGNJordan HansenAlan Simmer</p><p>HOLIDAY GUIDENo matter what kind of Christmas youre expecting, weve got your </p><p>party planning started.</p><p>www.cvpulse.com</p><p>12 steamrolledMannheim Steamroller will bring their signature Christmas songs to several venues in Iowa, so theres no excuse for missing them.</p><p>13 Grande showRenowned pianist Jim McDonough plans his Holiday Grande tour through the state to benefi t Camp Courageous.</p><p>19 leftoversA big buffet of holiday-themed events scheduled all over the state during November and December.</p><p>23 spy gamesThe fourth Mission: Impossible movie is fi lming scenes in Dubai but they dont want to give away all their secrets.</p><p>24 Early buzzEven though the Oscars are more than three months away, the race is already heating up with contend-ers from The Social Network.</p><p>25 WoW!World of Warcraft releases another expansion pack, Cataclysm, boasting two new races of creatures.</p><p>PULSE MAGAZINEis dedicated to covering the arts, music, </p><p>theater, movies and dining in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. </p><p>Pulse is published every other week and welcomes submissions from artists, writers, </p><p>cartoonists and photographers. To submit, call (319) 291-1483. Entire contents are copyright 2010. Courier Communications, P.O. Box 540, </p><p>501 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50704.</p><p>PAGE</p><p>4</p><p>ON THE COVER</p><p>Call 1-800-345-5273 for a location near you.</p><p>Shown on figure: Cardy stitch earmuff with sheepskin liner in ivory, black or blackberry wine, $75.Bailey Button Triplet sheepskin boot in chestnut or grey, $180.</p><p>Shown at right from top to bottom: Classic Short boot in chestnut, $140. New Bailey glove in chestnut, $125.Suede cross-body bag in chestnut, $148. Slim coin suede wristlet in chestnut, $78.</p><p>AT </p><p>LEFT</p><p>, CO</p><p>VE</p><p>R: S</p><p>HU</p><p>TTE</p><p>RST</p><p>OC</p><p>k P</p><p>HO</p><p>TOS</p></li><li><p> PULSE NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p><p>PULSE STAF</p><p>F</p><p>7he Ch</p><p>ristmas sea</p><p>son has offi</p><p> cially begu</p><p>n regar</p><p>dless of ho</p><p>w </p><p>many ads s</p><p>aid otherw</p><p>ise before T</p><p>hanksgivin</p><p>g.</p><p>That mean</p><p>s theres no</p><p> shortage o</p><p>f work to b</p><p>e done: soi</p><p>rees to </p><p>be planned</p><p>, carols to b</p><p>e sung and</p><p> cookies to</p><p> be baked a</p><p>nd de-</p><p>voured.</p><p>Theres also</p><p> an astonish</p><p>ing amount </p><p>of holiday </p><p>entertainm</p><p>ent </p><p>planned in</p><p> eastern Iow</p><p>a, so the o</p><p>nly thing k</p><p>eeping you</p><p> home </p><p>this winter </p><p>should be </p><p>the usual 8</p><p> feet of sno</p><p>w.</p><p>Pulse is he</p><p>re to aid yo</p><p>u in sorting</p><p> through th</p><p>e tinsel, lig</p><p>hts and arti</p><p>fi cial tree p</p><p>arts. </p><p>(Hint: Big </p><p>ones on th</p><p>e bottom, </p><p>little ones </p><p>on top.)</p><p>In the follo</p><p>wing page</p><p>s, weve go</p><p>t informati</p><p>on on all th</p><p>e plays, sin</p><p>g-a-longs a</p><p>nd </p><p>Santa mee</p><p>t-and-gree</p><p>ts in the ar</p><p>ea.</p><p>In addition</p><p>, well help</p><p> you fi gure</p><p> out what k</p><p>ind of Chr</p><p>istmas you</p><p>ll be havin</p><p>g </p><p>with an ap</p><p>propriate g</p><p>uide to get</p><p> your holid</p><p>ay party pl</p><p>anning star</p><p>ted.</p><p>No matter </p><p>how you c</p><p>hoose to ce</p><p>lebrate thi</p><p>s year, Pul</p><p>se has you</p><p> covered.</p><p>(DWGULQN</p><p>EHPH</p><p>UU\</p></li><li><p>PULSE NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p><p>PULSE STAF</p><p>F</p><p>7he Ch</p><p>ristmas sea</p><p>son has offi</p><p> cially begu</p><p>n regar</p><p>dless of ho</p><p>w </p><p>many ads s</p><p>aid otherw</p><p>ise before T</p><p>hanksgivin</p><p>g.</p><p>That mean</p><p>s theres no</p><p> shortage o</p><p>f work to b</p><p>e done: soi</p><p>rees to </p><p>be planned</p><p>, carols to b</p><p>e sung and</p><p> cookies to</p><p> be baked a</p><p>nd de-</p><p>voured.</p><p>Theres also</p><p> an astonish</p><p>ing amount </p><p>of holiday </p><p>entertainm</p><p>ent </p><p>planned in</p><p> eastern Iow</p><p>a, so the o</p><p>nly thing k</p><p>eeping you</p><p> home </p><p>this winter </p><p>should be </p><p>the usual 8</p><p> feet of sno</p><p>w.</p><p>Pulse is he</p><p>re to aid yo</p><p>u in sorting</p><p> through th</p><p>e tinsel, lig</p><p>hts and arti</p><p>fi cial tree p</p><p>arts. </p><p>(Hint: Big </p><p>ones on th</p><p>e bottom, </p><p>little ones </p><p>on top.)</p><p>In the follo</p><p>wing page</p><p>s, weve go</p><p>t informati</p><p>on on all th</p><p>e plays, sin</p><p>g-a-longs a</p><p>nd </p><p>Santa mee</p><p>t-and-gree</p><p>ts in the ar</p><p>ea.</p><p>In addition</p><p>, well help</p><p> you fi gure</p><p> out what k</p><p>ind of Chr</p><p>istmas you</p><p>ll be havin</p><p>g </p><p>with an ap</p><p>propriate g</p><p>uide to get</p><p> your holid</p><p>ay party pl</p><p>anning star</p><p>ted.</p><p>No matter </p><p>how you c</p><p>hoose to ce</p><p>lebrate thi</p><p>s year, Pul</p><p>se has you</p><p> covered.</p><p>(DWGULQN</p><p>EHPH</p><p>UU\</p></li><li><p>6 o youre a Scrooge. Or Jew-ish. Or Buddhist. Or maybe Christmas just really isnt your thing. Whatever the case, it sounds like youll be having a very unmerry Christmas.</p><p>Moreland &amp; Arbuckle7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5</p><p>This performing trio combines classic blues with the influence of country and rock n roll and a mix of drums, guitar and harmonica.</p><p>The Hub406 Main St., Cedar Fallsthehublivemusic.com</p><p>The Grass Roots7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18</p><p>With a huge catalog of hits like Midnight Confessions, Where Were You When I Needed You and Temptation Eyes, theres no reason to stay home when the Grass Roots will be at Riverside Casino.</p><p>Riverside Casino &amp; Golf Resort3184 Iowa Highway 22, Riverside(319) 648-1234</p><p>Six Nights Alone10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25</p><p>It doesnt matter that its Dec. 25, you want to see some music. So head on over to the Sandy Hook Tavern in Dubuque for a performance by Six Nights Alone, a country punk rock group out of Illinois.</p><p>Sandy Hook Tavern 3836 Sandy Hook Road, Hazel Green, Wis.</p><p>HIPSTER CHRISTMAS PLAYLISTI</p><p>Chapter Six Christmas Show2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28</p><p>A cappella group Chapter Six will bring their har-monies to the Grand Opera House in Dubuque. This renowned vocal group will tackle Christmas carols during its Thanksgiving weekend show.</p><p>The Grand Opera House135 W. Eighth St., Dubuque (563) 588-1305</p><p>The Great Russian Nutcracker3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5</p><p>The Moscow Ballets rendition of the timeless Nut-cracker tale involves 40 classically trained dancers and intricately detailed costumes and sets. This interpretation of one of Tchaikovskys most famous works will delight audiences of all ages.</p><p>U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids(319) 362-1729ticketmaster.com</p><p>A Christmas Carol3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19</p><p>The classic Dickens tale will entertain audiences with two shows at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. This Nebraska Theatre Caravan production has been touring for 30 years.</p><p>Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls(319) 273-3676 or (877) 549-7469; www.gbpac.org</p><p>CLASSIC CHRISTMAS</p><p>Cookies &amp; Cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28</p><p>Fresh off his appearance in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, Santa Claus is planning a stop in East Dubuque. Mrs. Claus and a few elfin friends will hand out cookies and cocoa while the big man in red listens to wish lists.</p><p>Downtown East Dubuque, Ill.</p><p>Brucemores A Douglas Family Christmas5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16</p><p>History comes alive through the Brucemore holiday event. Guests will enjoy surprises around every corner as they find actors portraying the Douglas family and staff in preparation for Christmas circa 1911.</p><p>$10 per adult, $7 per Bruc-emore member, and $3 per child. Reservations required.</p><p>Brucemore2160 Linden Drive S.E., Cedar Rapids(319) 362-7375 www.brucemore.org</p><p>Christmas cooking lessons4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21</p><p>Kids ages 6 to 12 can get in on the holiday culinary secrets of Dan Ankrum, the executive chef at the ArtHouse Cafe. Ankrum will teach courses on ginger-bread houses, holiday cookies and homemade fudge.</p><p>$15 a session or $35 for all three.</p><p>Phelps Youth Pavilion225 Commercial St., Waterloo(319) 291-4490</p><p>A FAMILY CHRISTMAS NON-CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS</p><p>7 rying to decide between a Squinkies play set and a Lalaloopsy doll? Weighing the merits of one LEGO board game against another? Buying a red suit and a beard and trying to find a better hiding place than the back of the closet? Just make sure to take a break or two for yourself during your Family Christmas.</p><p>DRINKI</p><p>DRINKI</p><p>&lt; oure too cool for school, and you know it. Your fashion sense doesnt leave any room for tacky Christmas sweaters. And you wont be singing Here We Come a Waffling anytime soon. But you probably wouldnt get that its pretty obscure. Yup, sounds like youre having a Hipster Christmas.</p><p>1. I Wish It Was Christmas TodayJulian Casablancas</p><p>2. Rockin Around the Christmas TreeBrenda Lee</p><p>3. Jingle Bell RockHerb Alpert &amp; The Tijuana Brass</p><p>4. Christmas IsRun-DMC</p><p>5. What Child Is This Anyway?Sufjan Stevens</p><p>6. 80 WindowsNada Surf</p><p>7. Sleigh RideLos Straitjackets</p><p>8. The Man in the Santa Suit Fountains of Wayne</p><p>9. Merry Christmas (I Dont Want to Fight Tonight)Ramones</p><p>10. Fairytale of New York The Pogues &amp; Kirsty MacColl</p><p>11. Father ChristmasThe Kinks</p><p>12. Run Rudolph Run Keith Richards</p><p>Eggnog Martini1 ounce amaretto1 ounce vodka1 ounce eggnog</p><p>Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and mix well. Strain and serve.</p><p> Eggnog World</p><p>Another Night Before Christmas8 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 9-12, 16-9</p><p>Indulge your theatrical side with Another Night Before Christmas, the tale of a man who may or not be Santa Claus and a woman who has given up on holiday cheer.</p><p>Bell Tower Theater 2728 Asbury Road No. 242, Dubuque(563) 588-3377</p><p>Holiday wine tasting5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14</p><p>We know you shop local when you can, so come try out some locally sourced wine at the Hy-Vee Wine &amp; Spirits Holiday Show </p><p>in Cedar Falls. National selec-tions will be offered for tasting alongside wines produced right here in Iowa.</p><p>Hy-Vee Wine &amp; Spirits5925 University Ave., Cedar Falls(319) 266-3401</p><p>Festival of Carols7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16</p><p>Put your artistic talents to work at a traditional Christmas carol sing-a-long while sipping hot co-coa at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. Just dont hop up on Santas lap and wish for a new peacoat once he arrives; that might be a little creepy at your age.</p><p>The Englert Theatre221 E. Washington St., Iowa City(319) 688-2653</p><p>EVENTSI</p><p>EVENTSI</p><p>EVENTSI</p><p>EVENTSI</p><p>PLAYLISTI</p><p>PLAYLISTI</p><p>PLAYLISTI</p><p>Eggnog with Rum1 egg white1 tablespoon simple syrup1 tablespoon powdered sugar1/2 cup milk1/8 cup cream or half and half1/4 cup rumFreshly grated nutmeg</p><p>Pour all ingredients into a drink shaker with ice. Shake well and pour through a strainer into a highball glass. Grate the fresh nutmeg over the glass. </p><p> rachaelray.com</p><p>1. The Christmas Song Nat King Cole</p><p>2. Silent NightAndrea Bocelli</p><p>3. Joy to the World Julie Andrews</p><p>4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Judy Garland</p><p>5. All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey</p><p>6. Silver Bells Perry Como</p><p>7. O Holy NightCharlotte Church</p><p>8. Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Andy Williams</p><p>9. Ill Be Home for Christmas Frank Sinatra</p><p>10. Jingle Bells Cha ChaPearl Bailey</p><p>11. Angels We Have Heard on HighJosh Groban &amp; Brian McKnight</p><p>12. White Christmas Bing Crosby</p><p>&lt; oure using Christmas lights from 1950. You havent missed an airing of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Rein-deer since you were 5. And the thought of December slipping away without a glass of nog and a big ol sugar cookie leaves you cold. Heres a guide not that you need it to your Classic Christmas.</p><p>1. All I Want for Christmas Nat King Cole</p><p>2. The Chipmunk SongAlvin &amp; the Chipmunks</p><p>3. Dominick the DonkeyLou Monte</p><p>4. Elfs LamentBarenaked Ladies feat. Michael Buble</p><p>5. Frosty the SnowmanElla Fitzgerald</p><p>6. Here Comes Santa Claus Doris Day</p><p>7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausJackson 5</p><p>8. I Want a Hippopotamus for ChristmasGayla Peevey</p><p>9. Jolly Old Saint NicholasChicago</p><p>10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Bing Crosby &amp; Ella Fitzgerald</p><p>11. Santa Claus is Comin to TownFrank Sinatra &amp; Cyndi Lauper</p><p>12. Thirty-Two Feet, Eight Little TailsDale Evans</p><p>Favorite Hot Cocoa1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup cocoaDash salt1/3 cup hot water4 cups milk3/4 teaspoon vanilla</p><p>Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in saucepan; stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mix-ture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk and heat. Do not boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla.</p><p> Hersheys</p><p>DRINKI</p><p>DRINKI1. Youre a Mean One, Mr. Grinch </p><p>Thurl Ravenscroft2. Winter Wonderland </p><p>The Andrews Sisters3. (Theres No Place Like) Home for </p><p>the HolidaysThe Carpenters</p><p>4. That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!Sufjan Stevens</p><p>5. Snowbound Sarah Vaughan</p><p>6. Good King Wenceslas Dame Joan Sutherland</p><p>7. Little Jack Frost Get Lost Frankie Carle &amp; His Orchestra</p><p>8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It SnowDean Martin</p><p>9. Ive Got My Love to Keep Me WarmJulie London</p><p>10. The Chanukah SongAdam Sandler</p><p>11. Baby Its Cold Outside Johnny Mercer &amp; Margaret Whiting</p><p>12. A Marshmallow WorldVic Damone</p><p>Heat Wave1 1/2 ounces </p><p>coconut rum1/2 ounce </p><p>peach schnapps3 ounces </p><p>pineapple juice3 ounces orange juice1/2 ounce grenadine</p><p>Pour rum, schnapps and juices over ice in a hurricane or wine glass. Top with grena-dine and drink under sunlamp.</p><p> Good Drinks for Bad Days</p><p>6+877(5672&amp;.,0$*(6</p><p>6 PULSE NOV. 26 - DEC. 9, 200</p></li><li><p>6 o youre a Scrooge. Or Jew-ish. Or Buddhist. Or maybe Christmas just really isnt your thing. Whatever the case, it sounds like youll be having a very unmerry Christmas.</p><p>Moreland &amp; Arbuckle7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5</p><p>This performing trio combines classic blues with the influence of country and rock n roll and a mix of drums, guitar and harmonica.</p><p>The Hub406 Main St., Cedar Fallsthehublivemusic.com</p><p>The Grass Roots7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18</p><p>With a huge catalog of hits like Midnight Confessions, Where Were You When I Needed You and Temptation Eyes, theres no reason to stay home when the Grass Roots will be at Riverside Casino.</p><p>Riverside Casino &amp; Golf Resort3184 Iowa Highway 22, Riverside(319) 648-1234</p><p>Six Nights Alone10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25</p><p>It doesnt matter that its Dec. 25, you want to see some music. So head on over to the Sandy Hook Tavern in Dubuque for a performance by Six Nights Alone, a country punk rock group out of Illinois.</p><p>Sandy Hook Tavern 3836 Sandy Hook Road, Hazel Green, Wis.</p><p>HIPSTER CHRISTMAS PLAYLISTI</p><p>Chapter Six Christmas Show2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28</p><p>A cappella group Chapter Six will bring their har-monies to the Grand Opera House in Dubuque. This renowned vocal group will tackle Christmas carols during its Thanksgiving weekend show.</p><p>The Grand Opera House135 W. Eighth St., Dubuque (563) 588-1305</p><p>The Great Russian Nutcracker3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5</p><p>The Moscow Ballets rendition of the timeless Nut-cracker tale involves 40 classically trained dancers and intricately detailed costumes and sets. This interpretation of one of Tchaikovskys most famous works will delight audiences of all ages.</p><p>U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids(319) 362-1729ticketmaster.com</p><p>A Christmas Carol3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19</p><p>The classic Dickens tale will entertain audiences with two shows at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. This Nebraska Theatre Car...</p></li></ul>