This week’s Wave

Robert Gardner says his turns as Mother Ginger in “The Nutcracker” bring him the most community recognition. (Photo by Jeff Frey)

What you will find in this week’s Wave:

Robert Gardner’s Mother Ginger from the Minnesota Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is the role that gets him recognized at the post office.

Best Bets include suds and songs at Clyde Iron Works, the ballet’s “Nutcracker,”  Anonymous Choir covers Neil Young, Rose Ensemble presents holiday concert,  comedian Mary Mack performs at a holiday variety show and a local folk singer shares her favorite things.

Joe Maiolo’s annual holiday reading gets a twist.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett considers “Blazing Gentlemen” by Robert Pollard.