Mannheim Steamroller Christmas In America

Do you know how many of our Christmas traditions came about? Hanging stockings, Christmas fruitcake — where did these and other holiday rituals come from? Chip answers these questions and more in The Twelve Days of Christmas beginning December 11 on the WestStar Network. Mannheim Steamroller’s An American Christmas then airs from noon on Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day. Chip narrates heart-warming stories about the holiday season accompanied by your favorite Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music.

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Nathan East at American Gramaphone

Nathan East, one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, recently visited American Gramaphone’s headquarters. A founding member of the contemporary jazz quartet, Fourplay, East has performed and co-written songs with music artists such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder. A Mannheim Steamroller fan, East was in…

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Alexander Payne & Chip

Chip joined Omaha native and famed film director Alexander Payne at a recent fundraiser for a historic theater in Omaha. Payne is the recipient of several Oscar, Golden Globe, and other awards including Best Writing, Best Screenplay and Best Director; his work has also been nominated in the Best Picture category. Payne’s filmography includes The…

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Benghazi Hero

Chip recently met Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto while he was taking a break back here in Omaha from his busy speaking circuit.  The story of Kris and his team members was told in the book and movie, “13 Hours”, an account of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.  During their visit,…

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