Season of the South

Where would we as a society be without pop culture hybrids? In some ways the proverbial chocolate getting all up in the quintessential peanut butter has become the new American ingenuity—a calculated collision where commerce and creativity conjoin. Breakfast plus burrito equals breakfast burrito. iPod plus cell phone equals iPhone. And The Three Tenors plus Emmitt Otter's Jugband Christmas equals the 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas show. Yuletide parody caves in on itself as Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee perform seasonal novelty classics such as "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Yes, Virginia, this is the apocalypse. The 3 Redneck Tenors perform their Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bass Performance Hall, Fourth and Calhoun streets in Fort Worth. Tickets run from $25 to $47.50. Call 817-212-4280 or visit
Tue., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2007
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Geoff Johnston