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Rock & Roll Christmas show set at Cragun's

This year's Rock & Roll Christmas Show, part of the CLC Performing Arts Center's Cultural Arts Series, will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at Cragun's Resort. Submitted Photo 1 / 2
This year's Rock & Roll Christmas Show, part of the CLC Performing Arts Center's Cultural Arts Series, will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at Cragun's Resort. Submitted Photo 2 / 2

Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Janis Joplin and Santa Claus will all appear at this year's Rock & Roll Christmas Show Friday, Dec. 15, in the Centre at Cragun's Resort.

As part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center's Cultural Arts Series, Rock & Roll Christmas is the creation of St. Cloud musicians Ted Manderfeld and Paul Diethelm.

Manderfeld is half of Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos, and Manderfeld has more than 30 years of experience of live performances, studio recording and songwriting.

Twin Cities musician Pamela McNeill is a lead vocalist with the show. Besides songwriting for her four critically acclaimed solo albums, McNeill has penned songs for artists such as Wynonna Judd and Yanni. She is a frequent performer with The Fabulous Armadillos and is the driving force behind "Rumours and Dreams," a tribute show to the music of Fleetwood Mac.

Stacy Bauer is a powerhouse vocalist that has been with Rock & Roll Christmas since the beginning. She headed the Midwest Led Zeppelin tribute band, Blimp, and is a member of the Stearns County Pachanga Society

Vocalist Tim Haussner has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist for many different groups in the past 10 years. He has played thousands of shows at various venues from Minnesota to Alaska.

Twin Cities drummer Billy Thommes has backed up a wide range of artists.

Bassist Mike Zeleny has been one third of the band Slip Twister and has played several shows all over the region.

Mike Kreitzer, on saxophone and flute, is a multi-instrumentalist that has also been a part of the show since its inception. He's played in numerous bands for more than two decades and is often featured with The Fabulous Armadillos.

Tickets for Rock & Roll Christmas are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office. Orders can be placed by phone at 218-855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com.

For more information on Rock & Roll Christmas, visit www.rrxxrocks.com.

The sponsor for the show is Deerwood Bank. The entire CLC Performing Arts Center season is made possible in part by an operating grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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