Jim McDonough's website tells his amazing story of growing up with dreams of being in the music business, and almost losing those dreams when, in junior high, he had to undergo surgery on his hand when a piano fell on it.

He went through physical therapy, continued to rehearse, and grew into a masterful professional pianist who not only excels at the holidays but has released over a dozen CDs available around the United States and on his website.

He may be best known for his "Holiday Grande" tour which is now underway for 2017, with stops across Iowa already having been made in DeWitt, Ottumwa and Des Moines. He will soon appear in Anamosa, his hometown of Monticello, Dubuque, Cedar Falls and, at the Paramount Theatre right here in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m. Visit his Facebook page for more details about his music and career and visit our website for information on how to win tickets to the show on the 10th.

Get into the holiday spirit, and join us for the festive performance of this Iowa native at the Paramount Theatre!

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