Album: Pink Martini, Joy to the World (Wrasse)
Sunday 19 December 2010
The winter festival as a pan-global experience of softness, pinkness and fluffy sentiment, with strings, tinkly bells and jazzy guitars everywhere to be wondered at like movie snow.
The stars of what is very much a show are China Forbes and the Japanese diva Saori Yuki. They tackle "White Christmas" in both languages, but we are also addressed in Chinese, Hebrew, German and Arabic. "Santa Baby" comes with ba-ba-booms included. Pluff! A powder-puff collision of cuteness and earnestness.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile