North America agenda: holidays and awards

November sees preparations begin for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, as well as key entertainment awards.

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
November 5- December 30
New York City, NY

Since 1933, this holiday tradition features the famed Rockettes' kicking up the "12 Days of Christmas," Santa Claus visits his toyshop and the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers closes the finale with fireworks. A family favorite with classic Christmas carolers and contemporary touches like 3D snow effects. The national touring version visits cities throughout the US and Canada.
www.radiocitychristmas.com/

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
November 9
Washington DC

The Kennedy Center presents the 13th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Emmy winner, Tina Fey, star and writer of the US television hit sitcom 30 Rock. Talent paying tribute includes Steve Carell, Jon Hamm and Steve Martin. Named after the American author and satirist, the prize has previously gone to comedians George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, and Whoopi Goldberg. To be broadcast on PBS November 14.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/marktwain/

Los Angeles Auto Show
November 19-28
Los Angeles, CA

Since 1907, Los Angeles has hosted this West Coast annual automotive event with world and US debuts of new autos and concept cars. Now alternative fuel vehicles are an anticipated part of the rollout of the next line from automakers.
www.laautoshow.com

American Music Awards
November 21
Los Angeles, CA

The 38th annual American Music Awards honors artists with winners determined by online voting. An all-star line-up of performers includes Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, and Usher. The show is telecast live from L.A. LIVE, November 21 at 8 PM EST on ABC-TV with red-carpet coverage on ABC.com and USTREAM.TV. Viewers can vote until November 12.
http://www.amavote.com

International Emmy World Television Festival & Awards
November 20-22
Sofitel Hotel, New York City, NY

More than 50 countries and 500 companies from all aspects of television including internet, mobile and technology convene for this conference. Events include the International Emmy Awards Ceremony and Digital Emmy Awards and panels on industry topics.
http://www.iemmys.tv/

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 25
New York City, New York

The 84th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade heads down Central Park to greet Santa's arrival at Macy's flagship store. Alan Cumming and Andrea Bocelli will be among the performers alongside marching bands and countless clowns. More than 3.5 million spectators line streets to gaze on Buzz Lightyear, Shrek, Kermit, Hello Kitty and 30 more balloons float by, while 50 million watch on TV.
http://social.macys.com/parade2010/#/home

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