Over the weekend I got to watch a preview of the upcoming PBS Great Performances holiday special Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby. In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program tonight, Monday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Here in Southern California, PBS SoCal will air the special this coming Thursday night, Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m.
|Rod Steward comes to PBS this week.|
Finally, Gary U.S. Bonds is releasing his first-ever Christmas is ON! holiday album on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Released via G.L.A. Records, the 10-track disc includes three original songs as well as his versions of "White Christmas," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."
On Thursday, Nov. 29, Bonds and special guests will be performing hits, rarities and new Christmas songs at The Strand Theatre in Lakewood, New Jersey (www.strand.org) as part of the venue's "Restore The Shore" concert series, in what promises to be an unforgettable night of music.
www.jr.com), where he'll performing a few songs from the Christmas is ON! CD, and personally signing copies for fans in attendance.
This will culminate another busy year for Bonds, who has nine Top 40 hits, five Top 10's and a number one song -- the immensely successful 1961 million-selling single, "Quarter to Three" -- under his belt.
For further information on Bonds' new album and upcoming events, view his official Web site at www.garyusbonds.com.