White lights from wreaths and Christmas trees lit up the stage of the Lady Antebellum Pavilion on Saturday while elementary school children sang "Let There Be Peace on Earth" during the tree lighting ceremony.
Seeing The Nutcracker ballet is a Christmas tradition for many, but for dancers who spend months each year listening to Tchaikovsky's familiar score, there is a desire to do something new and fresh with the music and story.
So much is said today about Affordable Health Care (AHC), which is really an oxymoron. Health care may be affordable to someone that has millions, or billions, of dollars, but to the average person it is never affordable.
Every cloud has a silver lining," the achingly sweet adage goes, and the silver lining in the very public - and very ridiculous - healthcare.gov fiasco is the bright light shining on the disastrous method by which the U.S. government buys stuff.
There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
It's a humorous remark that has an edge of reality to it, as anyone who's ever tried to take out a loan can confirm.