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Christmas classics rock show to launch national production in Carmel

Luminare performs original Christmas songs and reimagines the classics through dynamic staging and a blend of rock, pop, classical and folk music. (Photo Provided/Center for the Performing Arts)

CARMEL, Ind. (Hamilton County Reporter) — A concert described as a new high-energy Christmas experience will help kick off the holiday season Dec. 3 at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

Described as “a powerful visual and musical journey,” Luminare performs original Christmas songs and reimagines the classics through dynamic staging and a blend of rock, pop, classical and folk music. The production is led by John Blasucci, longtime keyboardist for Dennis DeYoung of Styx and former lead keyboardist for Mannheim Steamroller.

The band, which launches its national tour at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Palladium, is composed of world-class musicians whose international credits include Foreigner, Chicago, Camerata Strumetale Italiana, Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste, “Rock of Ages,” “American Idol” and “The Voice.” Luminare’s debut album “That Star” showcases their sound on the original title track as well as Christmas favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “What Child Is This,” “We Three Kings,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Joy to the World.”

Tickets start at $25.

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