The Grand 1894 Opera HouseDecember 28, 2014 4:00 PM
2020 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Formed in 1969 by Tim Hauser and an assorted cast of talented singers, The Manhattan Transfer is a New York-based vocal group that has managed to build a reputation for itself as one of the premier a capella groups in America for its unique ability to incorporate elements of jazz, big band and contemporary pop into its sound. Though the band's initial years were a bit shaky, with the group's lineup nearly always in flux, The Manhattan Transfer managed to raise a few eyebrows during the mid-1970s, including record label impresario Ahmet Ertegun, who offered the group a contract with this his imprint, Atlantic Records. Shortly after releasing its first album on Atlantic in 1975, the group was able to attain a high level of notoriety and has maintained its impressive level of popularity ever since.
The Festival of Lights attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year. The beautiful Moody Gardens are transformed into a glamorous sight with more than a million lights twinkling all around. Guests can also enjoy skating at the outdoor ice rink or listen to melodious music played by the local bands. Check Website for information on exact dates.
Pegstar Presents: Propagandhi w/ Rvivr & War On Women
Studio at Warehouse LiveDecember 29, 2014 8:00 PM
813 St. Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
Propagandhi is a band from Portage la Prairie, Canada that blends heavy metal and skate punk to create a unique style of music well suited for themultifacetedCanadian music scene. Founded in 1986, the band would go on to hone its sound by playing a number of small venues across Canada over several years before entering the studio to record its 1993 debut LP, How to Clean Everything. Supporters of various left wing causes, Propagandhi typically fills its lyrics with a number of issues, including veganism, sexism, racism, nationalism, capitalism and organized religion.
The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Wizards were originally formed as the Chicago Packers in 1961 and were the first expansion team in the NBA. The franchise has had several homes and team names. After playing in Chicago, the team moved to Baltimore before finally settling in Washington D.C. in 1973. The Packers team name was later changed to the Zephyrs, then to the Bullets, and eventually to the Wizards in 1997. The Wizards currently compete in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.
Shen Yun Performing Arts combines traditional Chinese dance and music to entertain audiences all over the world, complete with variegated costumes and stage settings. More than just a show, this performance troupe delivers a visually stunning experience that promotes soulful well-being with its themes of good will. Shen Yun is based in New York City, bringing together a corps of diverse and sophisticated performers to undertake their luminescent, deftly physical shows. The deeply human performances offer a transcendent, universal performance, speaking directly to the beauty in all of us.