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FC: Lets "Get Down" in Texas | by Nikki Ashtarani Period 5 Kee May 16

1: Table Of Contents | A ----- Armadillo World Headquarters B ----- "The Buffalo Skinners" C ----- Texas Crawfish & Music Festival D ----- Demi Lovato E ----- Eli Young Band F ----- "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" G ----- Ghostland Observatory H ----- Hill Country Concert Choir I ----- Texas International Bluesfest J ----- Jason Castro K ----- Kelly Clarkson L ----- Liberty Lunch M ----- Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale N ----- Norah Jones O ----- Old Settler's Music Festival P ----- Django On The Parkway Q ----- Selena Quintanilla R ----- "Remember The Alamo" S ----- South By Southwest T ----- "Thats Right (You're Not From Texas) | U ----- UGK V ----- Vulcan Gas Company W ----- Blind Willie Johnson X ----- "All My Exes Live In Texas" Y ----- Yellow Rose Amphitheater Z ----- ZiegenBock Music Festival

2: A | Armadillo World Headquarters | Armadillo World Headquarters is a music venue in Austin, Texas. After Vulcan Gas Co. was closed down, Eddie Wilson, manager of Shiva's Headband, wanted to find a new home for music. It was a National Guard Armory, The Sports Center, and occasionally people play there. The building can hold 1,500 people! Many people got famous just by playing there. | Venue

3: B | "The Buffalo Skinners" | Song | "The Buffalo Skinners" is one of the most popular American folk songs. It can be found in many song collections. It also has been recorded my many folk artists. This song is from the era of the "great slaughter". It was a time of the extermination of buffalo in the southern plains in the 1870's.

4: C | Texas Crawfish & Music Festival | Festival | The Texas Crawfish & Music Festival is the most largest and most established crawfish festival in the South. It features live music on three stages, tons of bands, hundreds of vendors, carnival rides and more. It features live entertainment from country bands, zydeco, indie and rock acts, and more. There is 25 tons of Cajun crawfish. The festival welcomes an average of 150,000 fans anually!

5: D | Demi Lovato | Solo Artist | Demitria Devonne Lovato, nicknamed Demi, is an actress/singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas. She was born in August 20, 1992 as the daughter of Patrick and Dianna. She is of Hispanic, Irish, and Italian descent. She has two sisters, Dallas and Madison. She played the guitar and the piano since she was eleven. She met her best friend Selena Gomez on Barney when she was six. Her favorite food is cheese.

6: E | Eli Young Band | Band | The Eli Young Band's story started when Mike Eli and James Young were sharing a dorm room as freshman in University of North Texas. They both played the guitar so they started writing songs together. Under the name of Eli & Young, they played gigs at bars and coffeehouses. They decided to expand the band, so they added Jon Jones on bass and Chris Thompson on drums, thus giving rise to the Eli Young Band. Their style of music is country and a little bit of rock.

7: F | "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" | Song | "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" was a song in the album "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind". It was written by country singer George Strait. It was a #1 hit single. It is still one of George Strait's great classics. The great album with the track's title as its name was released in 1984.

8: G | Ghostland Observatory | Band | Ghostland Observatory is a band that not only creates something to heal their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock n' roll souls. They spent countless of hours in their South Austin studio. They have released two albums in less than a year. They go coast to coast to move audiences with their live performances and unique style. Ghostland Observatory is a duo of front man Aaron Behrens and producer/drummer Thomas Turner.

9: H | Hill Country Concert Choir | Band | Hill Country Concert Choir is a choir in Hill Country Middle School. It is also followed by Treble Chorale, a more advanced choir. They sing songs for competitions like UIL, District, and more. They sing songs that are often classical, but sometimes they mix it up a bit with a little bit of pop. Some songs sung this year in concerts and competitions are Firework by Katy Perry, and a more classical piece like Little Lamb.

10: I | Texas International Bluesfest | Festival | The Texas International Blues Festival is in Dallas, Texas. It was placed on Saturday, August 26, 2006 to Sunday, August 27, 2006. It was at 4:00 P.M to 1:20 A.M. The show consists of musicians like Trent Turner, Elmo Blue, and a new band named Ed. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door, but if you bring some cans for a food bank, you get $5 off.

11: J | Jason Castro | Solo Artist | Jason Rene Castro is the third place runner-up of the seventh season of American Idol. Even though he didn't win, he earned himself a devoted fan base with his rich voice, looks, and charm. He attended Texas A&M University. He proposed to his wife on Halloween wearing a Beauty and The Beast costume. He payed for Keeping Lions in the first part of his college career.

12: K | Kelly Clarkson | Solo Artist | Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982 in Burleson, Texas. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. She landed a job as a female vocalist, but she returned to Texas shortly thereafter. In 2002, her friend told her about American Idol and she became one of the contestants. In September 4, 2002, she won American Idol and got a contract.

13: l | Liberty Lunch | Venue | Liberty Lunch is Austin's rich and vibrant live music scene. It has been the crown jewel of Austin concert venues since developers tore down Amarillo World Headquarters. It was opened in 1976 on a lumberyard. It was found by Michael Shelton and Shannon Sedwick. It began booking local and touring acts and the outdoor venue was a favorite place to hang out and listen to live music.

14: M | Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale | Band | The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale was formed in 1962. It has over 80 resident professional musicians and is ranked by the American Symphony Orchestra League a metropolitan orchestra. The amount of people that support this orchestra is 200,000 people. There are many fund-raisers that they host. The MOSC now holds the distinction of being the largest professional performing arts organization in West Texas.

15: N | Norah Jones | Solo Artist | Geethali Norah Jones Shankar was born on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City. Her dad, Ravi Shankar, was a notable Indian musician. Her mom, Sue Jones, was a dancer. She spent most of her childhood with her mom in Texas. She recorded some demos, and later signed a contract with Blue Note Records in 2001. Her debut album, Come Away With Me, was released in 2002. It won 8 Grammys, one of them being Best New Artist.

16: O | Old Settler's Music Festival | Festival | Old Settler's music festival is a nationally known music festival. It is featuring the best in roots and Americana music. The festival is held in the gorgeous Texas hill country. It is at the height of the Bluebonnet and wildflower season. Old settler's music festival offers great music and activities for the whole family..

17: P | Django On The Parkway | Venue | Django On The Parkway is a venue in Dallas, Texas. It is a nightclub with live jazz music. Its an upscale new club in the Village on the Parkway at the Tollway and Beltline. It designs a great showcase of top local musicians. It goes from soul to jazz to cabaret!

18: Q | Selena Quintanilla | Solo Artist | Selena was born on April 16, 1971 to Abraham and Marcela Quintanilla. She grew up as an athletic child. When she was eight years old, she was in a family band created by her father. It was called "Selena Y Los Dinos". It was formed by her father, and her sister played the drums and her brother played the bass. Later in her life, she married Chris Perez, a guitarist, on April 2, 1992, ignoring her father's threats of this marriage. In March 31, 1995, she was shot by her Fan Club President and died for loss of blood.

19: R | "Remember The Alamo" | Song | "Remember The Alamo" was a battle cry referring to the massacres caused by the Mexican forces. It calls attention to the Battle of the Alamo and the executions at Goliad. This phrase has been attributed both to General Sam Houston, who used this in a stirring address to his men, and Colonel Sidney Sherman, who fought in the battle of San Jacinto. The Battle of San Jacinto was under the cry of "Remember The Alamo". Texas forces won a stunning and decisive victry at San Jacinto.

20: S | South By Southwest | Festival | The SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of acts from around the globe on over 80 stages. It appeals to every type of person from every aspect of the music industry. Thousands upon thousands of people come to SXSW to listen to great music. It gets bigger every year! This is a great place to be inspired by amazing and creative people who are shaping the future of the music industry.

21: T | "Thats Right (You're Not From Texas)" | Song | "Thats Right (You're Not From Texas) is a song by country singer Lyle Lovett. This song is in the album 'The Road To Ensenada'. The album was released on June 18, 1996. The song finds him dipping into Latin and swing styles with confidence. Some other songs in the album is "Don't Touch My Hat" and "Her First Mistake".

22: U | UGK | Band | UGK, short for Underground Kingz, were a hip hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas. It was formed in 1987 by Chad "Pimp C" Butler and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman. They released their first album in 1988, titled The Southern Way. It was distributed by a local record label Bigtyme Recordz. In 1992, they had caught the attention of Jive Records. They were signed to a five album record contract.

23: V | Vulcan Gas Company | Venue | Vulcan Gas Company was a popular Austin night club which opened in October 27, 1967. It closed around July 1970, a month before the opening of Armadillo World Headquarters. the club featured original "counterculture" music accompanied by psychedelic light shows. It closed due to its location on a crowded stretch on Congress Avenue. Vulcan Gas Company had to change its name, so thats how Armadillo World Headquarters originated.

24: W | Blind Willie Johnson | Solo Artist | Blind Willie Johnson was born in 1902, near Temple, Texas. He was an African American gospel singer who performed on Southern streets. He is noted for the energy and power of his singing and for his ingenious guitar accompaniments. He grew up in east Texas. Blind Willie Johnson was legitimately blind (the name gives it away). His stepmother was fighting with his father and then she threw lye on his face. When he was seven! Johnson recorded 30 songs in Dallas and Atlanta, Georgia. After his house burned down, he slept in its remains, caught pneumonia, and died.

25: X | "All My Ex's Live In Texas" | Song | "All My Ex's Live In Texas" is a song by George Strait. It has been mentioned in about 5 of his albums. It was released in the album Ocean Front Property. The song was written by Lyndia and Sanger D. Shafer. Other albums the song was in was 50 Number Ones, George Strait's Greatest Hits Volume Two, and Strait Out Of The Box.

26: Y | Yellow Rose Amphitheater | Venue | The Yellow Rose Amphitheater is a venue/festival that also takes place with a horse racing competition. It will be near Amarillo, in the Texas Panhandle. 30,000 seats will be placed in the racetrack's infield. There will be 10,000 reserved seats, room for more than 20,000 on the lawn, and an area for vendors and sponsors. Yellow Rose Amphitheater has also teamed up with charities, so they will donate 20% of all their concession and parking profits to participating charities.

27: Z | ZiegenBock Festival | Festival | The ZiegenBock Festival last year had two days of country music. It had 16 bands play last year. The popular festival had 21,600 people show up. It takes place in the Sam Houston Race Park, on the West Lot, on the grass field. It has a variety of vendors and autograph signings and more each day.

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