Canada: Inventor of the plow, maple syrup and lumberjacks. We salute you.
California: Harvey Milk, majestic redwood forests, artichokes, and Joni Mitchell (chosen home). Thank you.
We begin cross-continental holiday tour. Serving up ample portions of holiday cheer.
Strasbourg, France is home to “Christkindelsmärik” the oldest Christmas Market in France!
The Timberline Lodge: A National Historic Landmark in our backyard! Built entirely by hand, the Timberline Lodge was also featured in exterior shots in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Glühwein and Christmas markets: must be Christmastime in Berlin!
Amsterdam: The last time we were on tour (October 2014) we performed here for the first time ever!
The Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower, is the eighth-tallest building in the world and rises 110 stories above Chicago: home of deep dish pizza and Twinkies.
“Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis…” This song, as well as the Christmas classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” debuted in the 1944 musical film Meet Me in St. Louis, starring the lovely Judy Garland.
We had a fantastic time playing with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on our Holiday Tour!
Snow (not rain!) falls on Seattle in this globe, and a ferry floats near the dock. With 22 ferries in its fleet, the state of Washington has the largest ferry system in the United States!
The “Sunshine State” is known for Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, and Gatorade (named after University of Florida’s football team.)
München (Munich): Take a stroll in the Englischer Garten, a sprawling public park in the heart of the city, climb the south tower of Frauenkirche, and sip from a stein in one of the Bavarian city’s many biergartens.
Also known as “Big Mamie,” Battleship Massachusetts is one of several military vessels you can explore at Battleship Cove, the largest exhibit of historic naval ships in the world.
Long live Oregon’s open-to-all coastline!
“Travel The World, See Konya” and it’s fabulous Whirling Dervishes. The dervishes still whirl each December in Konya to commemorate the “wedding night” of Mevlâna (Rumi), when he died and joined his Beloved (God).
We have played Carnegie Hall three separate times. December 2012, June 2009, and June 2007.
Did you know that Berlin, Hong Kong and London are also referred to as ‘the city that never sleeps’? We can all share, right?
The word lederhosen is frequently mispronounced leiderhosen (literally, “sadly-breeches”) or liederhosen (“songs-breeches”). The German pronunciation is [ˈleːdɐhoːzən], and the English pronunciation is /ˈleɪdərhoʊzən/.
The origin of the name Barbados is either the Portuguese word Barbados or the Spanish equivalent los Barbados, both meaning “the bearded ones” It is unclear whether “bearded” refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island; or to the allegedly bearded Caribs once inhabiting the island; or, more fancifully, to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs giving the impression of a beard.
Sparkling South Carolina! State Motto: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge was never meant to be red? Find out more fun facts about this iconic American gem here: http://bit.ly/13ueoG8
New York World’s Fair 1964 Theme, “”Peace Through Understanding”
Nous vous aimons. Joyeux Noël.
Atlanta once outlawed putting an ice-cream cone in one’s pocket.
Because of the city’s skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as “Mainhattan,” a portmanteau of the local Main River and Manhattan.