Motown the Musical has been highly appraised by critics, being a four time Tony Award Nominee, tells the story of the life of music mogul, Berry Gordy and his part in the spreading of Motown taking place in 1959. The plot of the musical draws upon the the autobiography of Berry Gordy. The Musical is a look at the back-story of many of the greatest Motown artists' careers and celebrates how Motown changed American culture forever-the music breaking barriers that segregation had created. Gordy was an extremely prominent actor in the movement having started the careers of some of the greatest Motown stars including, Smokey Robinson, Micheal Jackson, Diana Ross and the Supremes,Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, amongst many more. The show tunes are classic Motown hits, featuring songs by many of the artists he produced. The Musical was premiered on Broadway in 2011.
With a name that his friends conceived around a campfire, Shakey Graves has taken the independent folk scene by a storm. Born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin, Texas, native has been booking gigs and touring the U.S. and Canada since as early as 2010. He released his debut album, Donor Blues EP, in December 2012, quickly followed by a full album, Story Of My Life, in February 2013. Rose-Garcia writes, records and produces his own music, which can be heard online or at one of the many music festivals at which he plays.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
The Iowa Cyclones represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
As a member of the NCAA's Division I, the university competes in the Big 12 Conference, where it fields a number of men's and women's programs in sports such as football, basketball, golf, softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and wrestling.