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Santa DeSantis at the Palace

The Mario DeSantis Orchestra celebrates Christmas at the Palace at 7:30 p.m. Friday,Dec. 17, featuring vocalists Keith Condon, Maria DeSantis and Ronnie Leigh.

The 12-piece band will perform both inspirational and holiday favorites at the Palace Theater, 2378 James St., in Eastwood.

Syracuse native Joe Magnarelli, who's now one of New York City's top trumpeters, will also appear.

Tickets cost $17, and partial proceeds benefit Father Champlin's Guardian Angel Society; 488-7611.

Hot harmonies from Burns Sisters

Fresh from their tour with Arlo Guthrie, Ithaca's Burns Sisters -- Annie, Marie and Jeannie -- return to May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee St., in Syracuse at 8 p.m. Friday Dec. 17.

Growing up in a family of 14 near Binghamton, the sisters have been harmonizing their whole lives. Although based in the Southern Tier, the trio has become known internationally, appearing on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion," in the movie "Atlantic City" and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

On their holiday CD, "Tradition," the siblings turned their talents to such chestnuts as "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Silent Night" and "Greensleeves."

Friday's concert is hosted by The Folkus Project. Admission costs $15. For reservations, call 440-7444.

Dark Hollow rocks Westcott Theater

Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Hollow performs its final show of 2010 following an opening set by IDK at 9 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 18, at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., on the city's east side; 424-4973.

The band features Mike Vincitore on lead guitar, Matt Sandford on rhythm guitar, Mike Callaghan on keyboards, Jake Alaniz on bass, and Jeff Roney and Tim Bergen on drums.

At Saturday's concert Dark Hollow will unveil a new poster by legendary rock'n'roll artist Mike DuBois who has created artwork for the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Santana and the Rolling Stones.

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