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BC: Coach Kee is awsome!!

FC: By: Marina Helgren Coach Kee Period 5 2011 | Texas Music From A-Z

1: Dedicated To: My amazing Texas History teacher, Coach Kee

2: Table of Contents | San Antonio Rose Beyonce Ciara Destiny's Child The Eyes of Texas Friends of Lizzy Selena Gomez Hotrod Hillbillies Deep in the Heart of Texas Jessica Simpson Kissinger Austin City Limits Music Festival Momo's National Polka Festival The Oasis | pg. 6 pg. 7 pg. 9 pg. 10 pg. 11 pg. 12 pg. 13 pg. 14 pg. 15 pg. 16 pg. 17 pg. 18 pg. 19 pg. 20 pg. 21

3: South Padre Island Music Festival Selena Quintanilla Rio Grande Valley Music Festival South by Southwest Music Festival South Padre Island Music Festival Uncle Walts Band Venue 222 Whip In X Rated Presents Yellow Rose of Texas Z' Tejas | pg. 22 pg. 23 pg. 24 pg. 25 pg. 26 pg. 27 pg. 28 pg. 29 pg. 30 pg. 31 pg. 32 | Table of Contents Continued...

4: A | San Antonio Rose | San Antonio Rose has two meanings within the song written by Bob Wills. His song takes place in San Antonio but Bob also refers to the Rose of San Antone being his lost love. This song reflects the Mexican influence Bob Wills found growing up in the Southwest.

5: B | Beyonce | Beyonce Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston Texas. She is an American recording artist, actress, and fashion designer. Biance rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.

6: C | Ciara | Ciara was born on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas. She travelled around the world during her childhood, only to land in Atlanta, Georgia where she met music producer, Jazze Pha. In 2004 Ciara released her debut album Goodies which spawned the number one hits "Goodies" and "1, 2 Step", selling over five million copies worldwide and certified triple platinum in the United States.

7: D | Destiny's Child | Destiny's Child was formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas. The band consists of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Destiny's Child was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling second album, The Writing's on the Wall, which contained the number-one singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name".

8: E | The Eyes of Texas | "The Eyes of Texas" is the alma mater of the University of Texas at Austin. It is set to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University sing the song at Longhorn sports games and other events.

9: F | Friends of Lizzy | Friends of Lizzy is a young, five-member pop rock band from Austin, Texas with an invigorating, lively sound. Currently, FOL is promoting the release of their newest self financed and produced album, 'Where's Will Collins?' The disc containing 11 original songs and one cover has sold in excess of 700 copies with the assistance of word of mouth, a weekly spot, and occasional appearances larger-than-club venues and private parties.

10: G | Selena Gomez | Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is an actress and singer, best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. Selena Gomez made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.

11: H | Hotrod Hillbillies | The Hotrod Hillbillies is a Texas Trio from Austin. They perform a great mix of original music some would describe as Alt-Country, Cowpunk, Rockabilly and Punk. It's always a good Texas Time with these boys, as they sing about everything from Fast Read more...Cars, Fast Women, Whiskey, Cocaine and Texas.

12: Deep in the Heart of Texas | I | "Deep in the Heart of Texas" is an American popular song elaborating on the merits of the state of Texas. The 1941 song features lyrics by June Hershey and music by Don Swander. The song was recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and His Orchestra on December 9 of that year for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California. It was a single release on the flip side of the song "Ollie Ollie Out's In Free." "Deep in the Heart of Texas" spent five weeks at the top of Your Hit Parade in 1942.

13: J | Jessica Simpson | Jessica Simpson was born in Abilene, Texas. She is a singer, actress, television personality and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since that time, she has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, and designed fragrances, shoes, and handbags for women.

14: K | Kissinger | Kissinger has been a fixture of the indie/rock scene in Austin, TX, for over 10 years now. Underwater, their third full-length record, following Me & Otto, Charm and a handful of EPs, is something special.. Underwater was co-produced by Phillip Broussard Jr. and Andy Sharp. Phillip traveled from LA, where he works as an engineer for Rick Rubin, working with artists like Weezer, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Diamond. Austin-based producer Andy Sharp has recently worked on projects for The Toadies, Blue October and Sheryl Crow.

15: L | Austin City Limits Music Festival | The Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Festival) is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas at the city's central public park, Zilker Park. Each year, in addition to food & art, most from local vendors, ACL Festival brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day.

16: M | Momo's | Momo’s is a live music venue located in Austin, Texas featuring live music seven nights a week. Momo’s showcases a diversity of musical styles blending established local acts, national touring acts and developing young acts. Momo’s is run by Paul Oveisi who is committed to bringing you real live music, a blend of established touring acts and a select few developmental artists.

17: N | National Polka Festival | The beginning of the National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas began as a dream. Raymond Zapletal, Len Gehrig, and Joe Liska of Ennis had been to other cities and seen the large response to polka bands from the people of Czechoslovakian descent, and they believed the people could be brought to their small town of Ennis for the same reasons. Within three years the festival was a raging success with as many as 30,000 people attending from all over the country to enjoy music and entertainment at the four halls.

18: O | The Oasis | Beau Theriot, owner of The Oasis, had a goal of opening a small hamburger joint on the Lake Travis river in Austin, Texas in the early 1980's. That dream became a reality when the doors at The Oasis first opened in 1982. Then Beau created the Red Room featuring New York Nightlife -- Texas Style -- and downstairs is 88 Keys Piano Bar. As upscale gathering locations for Sips & Sounds and the soft ambiance of a Piano Bar in Houston's Kirby District, these are two of the most popular venues in River Oaks.

19: P | South Padre Island Music Festival | The South Padre Island Music Festival is two days of continuous live music from Texas’ hottest acts. Classic festival food fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage on a stick, funnel cakes, turkey legs, fajitas, etc. Free Delicious Seafood Basket with admission on Saturday October 2nd. An eclectic variety of coastal and Texas art presented by Texas artisans from near and far.

20: Q | Selena Quintanilla | Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was known simply as Selena and was a Mexican American singer-songwriter. Selena was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. The singer also had the most successful singles of 1994 and 1995, "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más". She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna.

21: R | Rio Grande Valley Music Festival | The Rio Grande Valley Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to three goals. First, to provide a venue for musicians of all levels of ability to perform in a professional setting. Secondly, the RGVMF provides an opportunity for Valley residents and visitors to enjoy good, live music for a very reasonable price. Last is to help support music education for young people.

22: S | South by Southwest Music Festival | The SXSW Music and Media Conference celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011. By day, thousands of conference registrants network in the halls of the Austin Convention Center on their way to do business in the SXSW Trade Show, sit in on informative panel discussions featuring some of the industry's key players, gain insight from legendary keynote speakers or plan out their abundant party schedules. At night, SXSW showcases hundreds upon hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin. All this and so much more, combine to make SXSW one of the most revered music events, year after year.

23: T | Texas Our Texas | Texas, Our Texas is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition.

24: U | Uncle Walts Band | Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood, and David Ball (country singer) formed Uncle Walt's Band. They moved from Spartanburg, South Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1972, where they caught the attention of Willis Alan Ramsey, a famous and revered Texas singer and songwriter. Luring them to his studio, Ramsey would become the band's first noted fan.

25: V | Venue 222 | Venue 222 is a unique off-site meeting and gathering spot, located on a quiet, walkable city street. Built in 1868, the building has been restored and remodeled to fit today’s urban landscape, while retaining the character and styling of the original architecture. The open, loft environment enables flexible and creative arrangement options, making it an ideal venue to meet, greet, play and party in downtown Cincinnati.

26: W | Whip In | Whip In has been retailing in Austin, Texas since 1986. The Topiwala family with mom and pop and three brothers as well as the help of a handful of invaluable staff members. Pop started in the recession years of Reaganomics, thru the boom of Clintonia and still strong despite George II. From gas station and B-rated video rentals to our current one- stop-global-shop for beer and wine, we've been evolving from pretty much day one, trying to offer quality and service like our friendly Travis Heights neighbors deserve.

27: X | X Rated Presents | X Rated Presents is definetly a must see, if you ever get a chance. One of Austin TX's up and coming bands. Request a free mp3 file via email or check out their website. You'll thank yourself later.

28: Y | Yellow Rose of Texas | The Yellow Rose of Texas is a traditional folk song. The original love song has become associated with the legend of how a slave named Emily Morgan helped win the battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.

29: Z | Z' Tejas | Our Tempe restaurant was designed as a replica of the city's historic 1909 warehouse, destroyed by fire in 1987. Some of the original warehouse bricks were restored for use in the new building. Located near Gammage Auditorium and Sun Devil Stadium, we're on your way to or from the game or concert and now we're just 3 blocks from the Mill Ave/3rd St. Light Rail stop.

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