This holiday season, get ready for a musical extravaganza the likes of which have never graced the city of Huntsville! For one night only, the Music Department and Theatre Program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are joining forces with community partners like the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO), the Redstone Arsenal's Four Star Jazz Orchestra, and the Huntsville Ballet Company for Peace on Earth: A Gala Celebration of the Arts and Humanities. "We like to think of it as the College of Liberal Arts' gift to the community and a celebration of the strong partnerships that UAH has with the city's arts organizations," says Dr. David Ragsdale, Chair of UAH's Music Department, who adds that the event will involve "several hundred" instrumentalists, dancers, and singers. Peace on Earth will be hosted by Broadway star Ivan Rutherford, whose acting and singing career includes over 2,000 performances playing the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. And indeed, Rutherford will be performing several songs from that world-famous production, in addition to standards of the season.