Back in the 90's, The Squirrel Nut Zippers helped create a new wave of swing-inspired, New Orleans magic onto the national airwaves, in the meantime going platinum as they sold millions of albums. After releasing Beasts of Burgundy, their first album in 17 years, the Zippers aren't just back - they're bigger and better than ever. I talk with Jimbo Mathus as the band prepares to kickoff their Holiday Caravan tour in Plattsburgh's Strand Center Theatre this week.
It's that time of year again, when families across the North County set up their beautifully iconic baslsam fir. But just how did the balsam fir become the symbol of the holidays? Take an inside look at the history of the world's favorite Christmas tree.
Thanks to a Christmas miracle, a local disabled couple will have a Christmas they'll remember for years to come.