At the Cape Symphony's Holiday on the Cape in December, the Cape’s own Anna McEntee, Jenn Dashnaw, and Jessica Curran will appear as the Andrews Sisters. But who were the Andrews Sisters, exactly? Many of us are familiar with their swinging harmonies. Did you know that with over 90 million records sold, they are the best-selling female group of all time? They even had more top 10 hits than Elvis or the Beatles.
From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam on his annual trips to visit troops during the holiday season, a tradition that started for him during World War II. “Back in 1941, at March Field, California…I still remember fondly that first soldier audience,” Hope once said. “I looked at them, they laughed at me, and it was love at first sight.”
For military families, the holidays may mean that one or more parent is away from home on duty or deployed. The Cape Cod Military Support Foundation’s Operation Santa Claus relieves some of the burden, and the Cape Symphony is proud to be a part of that effort.
Johann Sebastian Bach is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time; one of the “three Bs,” including Ludwig von Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. Here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about Bach.