The subtitle for this special Christmas Day event is "A Family Affair," the one phrase that is probably the quickest to come to mind with this Twin Cities gospel/R&B group. The sibling singers -- J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy Steele -- have gigged regularly as choral backup performers, individual solo acts, and the family five-piece group that's become a beloved Minnesota institution. While a history of sharing studio time with Prince, George Clinton, and Angelique Kidjo gives them enough mark-of-quality co-signs, their own albums prove just as much. And with multiple holiday-season albums to their name -- including 1995's This Must Be Christmas and 2003's It's Christmas -- you'd be hard-pressed to find a better Christmas Day soundtrack for a live night out.
Wed., Dec. 25, 8 p.m., 2013