Metallic Luster

Either you like Trans-Siberian Orchestra or you don't. Either way, they kick a certain amount of ass, especially in their spectacle-heavy live shows. And how cool is it to be able to pretend you're a rocker at a Christmas concert? Find out (or recapture the thrill) on Friday, December 30, when the band's Winter Tour 2011 stops at Arena, 9400 West Maryland Avenue in Glendale.

TSO trivia to play in the car: 1. Despite the band's name, they perform not world music but what genre? (Answer: prog metal.) 2. If you know TSO's oeuvre mostly from radio play and your neighbor's holiday light show, you may not know that they've written a buttload of original songs, many of which have ______? (Answer: lyrics.)

Fri., Dec. 30, 3 & 8 p.m., 2011
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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