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Trans-Siberian Orchestra 

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Alltel Arena. $32.75-$52.75.
 
A true product of American ingenuity, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a band that had the vision to take the nation's love for orchestral arena rock and pyrotechnics, combine it with a similar adoration for Bing Crosby and flashing yuletide light-emitting diodes, and turn it into a giant carbon footprint, every day, twice a day, two months out of the year. All in the name of holiday spirit. Inspired by the popular Trans-Siberian Railway, which band members say is similar to music because it likewise connects many cultures, Mannheim Steamroller formed in New York in 1996. The band's idea of combining rock and Christmas music did not precipitate a rush to the bank among record executives, but audiences of thousands quickly embraced Manhattan Transfer's live spectacle. The group has branched out to other genres of rock opera as well, producing an album in 2000 called "Beethoven's Last Night." According to Manhattan Strings lead singer, former New York Yankees outfielder, and ex-Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, the band is "about creating great art. And there are three categories of art; bad art, good art and great art." JW

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