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Tuesday, December 22 at 9 p.m. – Michael McDonald This Christmas: A Soundstage Special

(Rochester, NY) –With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Michael McDonald remains an enduring presence in popular music. He has enjoyed commercial and creative achievement, winning an impressive five Grammys, while earning innumerable chart successes, including the platinum-selling Motown. From his early work with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to his solo career, McDonald’s matchless writing and singing lead on “Takin' It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and other timeless songs have made him a prominent part of the soundtrack to our times.

In this Soundstage Christmas special, McDonald combines yuletide favorites such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas” and the more modern Stevie Wonder Motown classic “That’s What Christmas Means to Me” with a few of his signature hits for a perfect blend of holiday cheer. McDonald’s soulful, throaty baritone infuses a unique vocal styling that adds the perfect twist to everyone’s holiday season!

Michael McDonald This Christmas: A Soundstage Special airs Tuesday, December 22 at 9 p.m. and Friday, December 25 at 10 a.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11).



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