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Stories for November 29, 2009

John McLaughlin And Harry Bertoia Help Launch Modernism In San Diego

Nov. 29
Dave Hampton
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When modern art and architecture came on the scene in San Diego, not everyone thought it was a good thing. In this Culture Lust series, contributor Dave Hampton will chart the birth and ascendance of modernism in San Diego, including the players, the hubs, and the champions of this now-celebrated aesthetic.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live

Nov. 29
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live  Tease photo

"Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Live" is a special featuring rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the induction ceremonies of the Rock Hall of Fame, shot during the last 24 years. The biggest names of rock 'n' roll perform in intimate settings, and jam in combinations not seen anywhere else, with exclusive, anything-goes induction speeches by rock royalty, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

Rick Steves' European Christmas

Nov. 29
By Jennifer Robinson
Rick Steves' European Christmas  Tease photo

After producing a hundred of his travel shows, Rick Steves and his public television crew finally celebrated Christmas in Europe. Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, this special gets you down on the carpet with wide-eyed children, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and all her secrets.