Destination will spark holiday spirit when they perform at the library Dec. 1.
By HAP MANSFIELD
Long before there was a Cheetah Girls or a Pussycat Dolls or a Dixie Chicks or a Destiny’s Child or even a Supremes, there were the Andrews Sisters.
The first girl group to win a gold record (1937), their spirited renditions of “Rum and Coca Cola” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” kept the nation jumpin’ during tough times. Tuesday night at 7 p.m., the San Marcos Public Library will host Destination, a trio of female singers who perform the close harmonies and the holiday songbook of the Andrews sisters.
Linda and Michelle Sirio, along with Juli Dearington, will perform some of the Christmas song arrangements sung by the formentioned Lavern, Maxine and Patty Andrews. Destination performs a nostalgic Andrews Sisters review in addition to its own material, maintaining an audience pleasing balance between the two.
“Our goal is to make sure that our audience has as much fun being entertained as we are having performing for them,” said Dearrington. “My favorite thing to do is watch as they sing along and remember the songs of a time not long forgotten.”
Destination will also perform at the “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” production at the Wimberley First Baptist Church on Dec. 12 and 13.
Linda Sirio may be a familiar name to local music lovers, as she and her husband Ray perform as Gypsy Moon. Their gorgeous and jazzy acoustic work can be sampled at Myspace or you can see them at the Red Rooster Cafe Brunch, 386 West San Antonio in New Braunfels, every Sunday in December from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will also perform at the Wimberley Community Center’s “Holidays From the Heart” on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.Email | Print