Central Florida Knights at Houston Cougars Womens Basketball
Hofheinz PavilionDecember 27, 2014 2:00 PM
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004
The University of Houston is a public state research university based out of Houston, Texas that was founded in 1927. The Cougars are the athletic teams that compete on behalf of the university in the NCAA Division I. The school's major sports rival is its crosstownneighbor, Rice University, and any athletic match between the two academicinstitutionscanundoubtedlybe counted upon to provide fiercecompetition.
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.
The Grand 1894 Opera HouseDecember 27, 2014 8:00 PM
2020 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Country music singer/songwriter Ronald Clyde Crosby operates under the stage name Jerry Jeff Walker. He was born in Oneonta, New York where he became a member of the band The Tones, though his music career with the band was cut short when a record deal excluded him and another member from recording sessions. After a succession of failed band attempts, Walker adopted his nickname and focused on becoming a solo artist. His 1968 hit single "Mr. Bojangles," featured on an album of the same name, would go on to become his most well-known and covered song. Walker relocated to Austin, where he associated with artists such as Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Waylon Jennings, and developed a signature brand of music that he calls "cowjazz." He opened his own record label, Tried & True Music in 1986, after being disillusioned by the mainstream music business. His switch from major labels to his own independent label coincided with an increasingly autobiographical theme in his music that is particularly evident on his 1987 album, Gypsy Songman. Walker's increasingly honest music seems to have earned him a strong connection in Austin, where his annual birthday celebration has become a highly sought after event that attracts some of the biggest names in country music.
Earphunk is a jam band from New Orleans that is known for its high-energy funk sound. Founded in 2008, the band has built a fan base around the US through constant touring and sets at festivals such as Bear Creek Music Festival, The Purple hatters Ball and Wakarusa Music Festival. Earphunk began with late night jam sessions of long-time friends vocalist/guitarist Mark Hempe, bassist Micahel Comeaux, guitarist Paul Provosty and drummer Michael Matthews, and continues on in the same, but slightly more polished, spirit. The band released its debut album Comin' Up, in 2011.