"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Los Rakas is a hip-hop duo from Oakland, California by way of Panama City. The Latin influence of its home country has had a huge effect on the group, which is comprised of MCs DunDun and Rico AKA Filthy Rich. Reggae rhythms are also commonplace in Los Rakas' material, but the duo utilizes a somewhat dark undercurrent in its music that supersedes some of the more carefree vibes of its influences. Los Rakas raps in both Spanish and English, further adding to the cross-cultural vibes of its music. When performing live, the group often expands to a full, six-piece band, making it a can't miss show for fans of Latin-infused hip-hop.
The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Kings had a long journey before they settled in Sacramento in 1985. The franchise was originally created in 1945 as the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League. In 1948 the Royals moved over to the Basketball Association of America. The next year the Royals joined the NBA as part of the NBA-BBA merger. The team relocated to Cincinnati in 1957 where they played for 15 seasons before moving to Kansas City in 1972. The Kings currently compete in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
Hayes Carll is a singer/songwriter from Texas. His deep, razor-sharp voice cuts right through his songs about characters from small towns in the American South. Carll writes characteristically biting lyrics and falls squarely into the alternative country genre. Though it took him years to develop a following, Carll finally released his debut album in 2002 and was lauded with critical acclaim. Many publications have compared him to late folk singer, Townes Van Zandt.
John T. Floore's Country StoreNovember 29, 2014 9:00 PM
14492 Old Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023
Corey Smith is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who grew up in Jefferson, a small town in Georgia. For much of his adolescence, Smith was discontent with his small town roots, admitting later that he often dreamed of leaving Jefferson. After one semester abroad, he found that his heart remained in Georgia and returned home to attend the University of West Georgia and then the University of Georgia, where his longtime girlfriend and now wife attended. During school, he developed a reputation for playing his guitar everywhere and anywhere, often spotted with the instrument at parties and bars. His debut album Undertones, released in 2003, features one of his most requested songs, "Twenty One." Smith gained a solid fan base with his alcohol and party-driven lyrics as well as his folk rock/country blues sound, a brand of music that he continued throughout his following albums including his 2011 effort, The Broken Record.