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Published December 09 2010

Weekend Watch: The Blenders/Mannheim Steamroller/‘Handel’s Messiah’

Tonight through Sunday

The calendar is stuffed with holiday music this weekend. Starting at 7:30 tonight through Sunday (with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee), Fargo’s hometown vocalists The Blenders return for the group’s annual Christmas shows at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Tickets are $35, though Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s matinee shows are sold out. (701) 235-4152. Or go classical and catch North Dakota State University’s Concert Choir and Baroque Festival Orchestra’s production of “Handel’s Messiah” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Festival Concert Hall. Tickets range from $5 to $15. (701) 231-7969. And for something even more different, you could hear classical music with a twist by Mannheim Steamroller at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gate City Bank Theater at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive. For more than 25 years, Mannheim composer Chip Davis has added synthesized, new-age and light-jazz touches to familiar carols. Tickets from $39.50 to $66.50. (800) 745-3000.