S: A thru Z Project
FC: Find Your Sound | by Helen Nebeker
1: Music A-Z Project Helen Nebeker Coach Kee p.2
2: Table of Contents | A-page 4 B-page 5 C-page 6 D-page 7 E-page 8 F-page 9 G-page 10 H-page 11 I-page 12 | J-page 13 K-page 14 L-page 15 M-page 16 N-page 17 O-page 18 P-page 19 Q-page 20 R-page 21
3: S-page 22 T-page 23 U-page 24 V-page 25 W-page 26 X-page 27 Y-page 28 Z-page 29 Map-page 30 About-page 31 Citations-page 32
4: Tommy Alverson's Lucky 13 Family Greeting Texas Music Festival | A | Every year, this particular festival is famous for: Three days of country music, 36 talented bands and artists, Music by the campfire until the sunrises, and perfect weather on a great festival in Loyd Park, Grand Prairie, Texas. The festival happened last year on October 7-9. Last year, artists like- TJ; Scott Copeland; Lincoln Durham; Josh Grider, Jason Eady, and Jimmy Davis performed from 1 p.m. to the end of the night. Campfires are also something to do after all the music has been played. \ | Festival, Country
5: B | Beyonce | Beyonce Giselle Knowles, was born on September4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She seems to be equally as good a solo artist as well as an actress. She began to sing at an early age, and later started Destiny's Child with her cousin, Kelly Rowland, and two of her friends as members, with which their single, Bills, Bills, Bills, topped no. 1 on the pop chart, As mentioned earlier, she, along with Mike Myers, co-starred in goldmember, the following year, 2001. Right now, she has made a new single-Who Run the World(Girls) | Pop, Solo Artist
6: C | Clementine Trio | Classical, Band | The Clementine Trio was born in the fall of 2009, and consists of pianist Sofia Currie, violinist Saskia Gregg, and cellist Rachel Rivero. This trio has managed to earn an honorable mention at the 1st Annual Coltman Chamber Music Competition, Second Place at the 2nd Annual Coltman Chamber Music Competition, Second Runner Up at the 5th Asian American Cultural Center Young Musicians Festival Competition and a First Place at the Hubbard Chamber Music Competition. Sofia is 11 years old and a 7th grader at Paragon Prep, along with being my roommate at TXStIPF (see page 23) Saskia is 13 and a 7th grader at HCMS. (just an extra) | From left to right: Sofia Currie, Dr. Kwak, Rachel Rivero, and Saskia Gregg
7: D | Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground | Song, Swing | Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground is a blues-swing song sung by Blind Willie Jefferson. Ry Cooder once said Dark Was The Night--Cold Was The Ground was the most soulful, transcendent piece of American music recorded in the 20th Century. It was included on a golden record was affixed to the star bound Voyager space probe. This song isn't about Texas, but Blind Willie Jefferson was born near Brenham, Texas in 1897. The song is about the crucifixion of Jesus.
8: E | Frank Erwin Center | venue, all genres | The Frank Erwin Center was constructed in 1977, in the University of Texas. The first concert played at the center was Lawrence Welk, on March 12, 1978 when over 15 thousand people attended. That particular concert was also the first sellout for the Frank Erwin Center. The address is: Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River Austin, TX 78701
9: F | Ocean Front Property | Song, blues | Ocean Front Property is a blues song sung by George Strait. George Strait's music is a mix of Traditional and Contemporary Country. Strait was born in Poteet, Texas, on May 14, 1952. The song was written December 1986. In 2009, The Academy of Country Music named Strait the ACM Artist of the Decade. Only four other artists have received this medal.
10: G | The Roving Gambler | Song, traditional | The Roving Gambler is a traditional song that is sung by many artists, from Texas or not. Some of the lyrics are here: I am a roving gambler I've gambled all around When ever I meet with a deck of cards I lay my money down I've gambled down in Washington I've gambled over in Spain I'm going back to Portland To gamble my last game. This song first appeared in 1986, and is still popular today.
11: H | Houston Symphony Orchestra | Band, Classical | In the beginning, it was an ill-paid group of part-time players. Ima Hogg sparked the beginning of the music in Houston. Since 1913, the Houston Symphony Orchestra has gained honor in performing popular classical music, and just about and other music you can think of. Mark C. Hanson is the Executive Director/CEO fo the orchestra today. This summer, they are performing the Lord of the Rings, and Bugs Bunny in symphony. Address: Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102 Houston, TX 77002
12: I | Illnois Jacquet | Solo Artist, blues | Illnois Jacquet is a famous tenor saxaphonist, born originally in Broussard, LA, later moving to Houston. A virtuoso performer with masterful phrasing, he became a star in the 1940s under the tutelage of Lionel Hampton, who had him change from alto to tenor sax and then gave him the opportunity to record an epochal solo in Flying Home. Illinois Jacquet is credited with recording more than 300 original compositions. He died in 2004.
13: J | Blind Lemon Jefferson | Solo Artist, blues | Born in a farm near Couchman, near Wortham, Freestone County, Texas, Jefferson became a very famous blues artist. About 1912, he started performing in the Deep Ellum and Central Track areas of Dallas, where he met Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly. The two became musical partners in Dallas and the outlying areas of East Texas. Leadbelly learned much about the blues from Blind Lemon, and he had plenty to contribute as a musician and a showman. Jefferson died in Chicago on December 22, 1929, and was buried in the Wortham Negro Cemetery.
14: K | Kendalia Halle | Venue | Kendalia Halle built in 1903 by the Nicholas Syring Musical Club, as a place to perform and entertain the small community. Lee Temple purchased Kendalia Hall in 1996 and kept it as a family place to visit. Their slogan is "''I'd rather be dancing at Kendalia Hall.'' While the outside of Kendalia Halle has kept its original "look" from 1903, the inside has been updated while retaining its "old time dance hall" flavor and ambience. Kendalia Halle usually hosts dances and live music on Saturday evenings once a month.
15: L | Longhorn Jazz Festival | Venue, Jazz | On April 16, 2011, the Longhorn Jazz Festival performed in Bates Recital Hall in the Performing Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music, the festival is performed by the UT Jazz Orchestra with Jeff Hellmer as director. Grammy Award-winning bassist John Clayton will join the UT Jazz Ensemble as part of the Butler School of Music's annual Longhorn Jazz Festival. | John Clayton
16: M | The Monkees | Band, Pop | The Monkees are a Texas band because Michael Nesmith is the son to Bette Nesmith, the Texas inventor of Wite Out. He was not available when the reunions of the 80s took place, although he appeared with the group on occasion. The Monkees started in Los Angeles and now they have reunion tours on occasion, like their last tour in 2011.
17: N | Thrive Nightclub | Venue | Featuring luxury designs, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and the utmost in service, Thrive Nightclub, Thrive Restaurant and Thrive Lounge at the Crown Plaza Dallas Downtown are the ultimate destination for high-energy entertainment and fine dining. Their address is: Thrive Nightclub, Thrive Restaurant and Thrive Lounge are located at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown at 1015 Elm Street on the corner of Elm and Griffin, across from the Bank of America Tower. They feature live music from DJs and moderate pricing.
18: O | One World Theatre | The One World Theatre is located in Bee Cave Hills, in Austin, Texas. Voted Austin's best wedding venue in Austin 360, this venue features concerts and live music all year, and their calenders are piled with new and old music artists, ready to take a first stand. Nestled atop the Barton Creek hills just 15 minutes from downtown, this unique Tuscan style castle will captivate you with its old world charm, elegant interiors and lush surroundings. | Venue
19: P | Paramount Theatre | Venue | On October 11, 1915, the Paramount Theatre, then called the Majestic Theatre, opened its doors to the public in what would become a legacy of theatrical service to Austin and its surrounding communities. Built by Ernest Nalle in only eight months for a cost of $150,000, the Paramount was designed by John Eberson of Chicago, who was one of the most respected theatre architects in the United States. Now, the Paramount Theatre is preparing for Casablanca director to come to Austin.
20: Q | ? and the Mysterians | Band, Rock | Lead singer Question Mark, whose real name was actually Rudy Martinez, his brother Robert Martinez, and Frank Lugo, were all born in Texas and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. The group was originally formed under a different name in Saginaw and consisted of Frank Rodriguez, Jr. on keyboards, Larry Borjas on guitar, drummer Robert Martinez, and Bobby Balderrama. The original members of ? and the Mysterians still played together occasionally in the 90's, but have since stopped.
21: R | Austin Reggae Festival | The Austin Reggae Festival was founded in 1994. This year, the 2011 Austin Reggae Festival happened Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 at Auditorium Shores. The festival benefited the Capital Area Food Bank, and raised 207,484.12 dollars to assist the Capital Area Food Bank to fight hunger in Central Texas. Dates for next year are April 20-22, 2012. | Festival
22: S | Scott Joplin | Solo Artist, Jazz | Born between June 1867 and mid-January 1868, Scott Joplin was one of the best known jazz composers and pianists in Texas. When he was still a young child, his family left the farm on which his father (formerly a slave) worked as a laborer. They moved to the newly established town of Texarkana, which straddles the Texas-Arkansas border. The first documented sign of Joplin’s musical career is in the summer of 1891 when, as reported in newspapers, he was back in Texarkana working with a minstrel troupe. In 1893, he was in Chicago at the time of the World’s Fair, leading a band and playing cornet, probably somewhere outside the fair grounds.
23: T | 1st Texas State International Piano Festival | Festival, Classical | The first Texas State International Piano Festival started on June 4. 2010 through June 12. 2010, at Texas State University. For one week, kids from ages 12(like me) to 18 sat in dorms in Sterry Hall and shared one or two pieces of piano music to each other, which was quite fun. Teens came from Austin, to Amarillo, even from China, Equador, Chile, and New Zealand. The highlights were masterclasses with Prof. Boris Slutsky, Prof. Julian Martin, and pianist Spencer Myer. This year, the festival will happen again at Texas State on June 5-13, 2011.
24: U | Tighten Up | Song, Blues | Evolving from a low-key blues duo to a band on the verge of rock superstardom, The Black Keys have exploded in what seems like the blink of an eye. The Akron-based duos raw energy and unique trademark of bluesy garage rock have been compared to the likes of The White Stripes and Jimi Hendrix infused with an early 1900s blues sound, leading them to reach continually growing levels of critical acclaim. Their first single, Tighten Up, rocketed to fame, and is still popular today.
25: V | Van Cliburn | Solo Artist, Classical | Van Cliburn was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on July 12, 1934. His father, Harvey Lavan Cliburn, was an executive with Magnolia Petroleum, now ExxonMobil. At the age of three he began piano studies with his mother, Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn, a talented student of Arthur Friedheim, who was a pupil of Franz Liszt. His historic 1958 victory at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, he now is honored to have such a prestigious competition named after him, which happens every four years in Fort Worth.
26: W | BW Stevenson | Solo Artist, country | Born Louis Charles Stevenson, BW was better known as Buckwheat to his friends. BW Stevenson graduated from high school in Dallas, and after a few years went to NTSU (now UNT) in Denton to study at its highly-acclaimed school of music. After that, he led a songwriters' workshop at Kerrville in 1987. He also started work on his "real" country CD, Rainbow Down the Road,. Many of his old friends turned out to help. Steven Fromholz, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bobby Rambo, and Willie Nelson sang with him. He was born in 1949, and died in 1988 following heart surgery complications.
27: X | King's X | Band, Rock | The group traces its beginnings to 1979 in Springfield, Missouri, when bassist Doug Pinnick and drummer Jerry Gaskill were brought together to take part in a musical project coordinated by Greg X. Volz of the Christian rock band Petra. By 1985, the group had made connections at Star Song Records based in Houston, Texas and were encouraged to move the band there. The group released its first album as King's X, entitled Out of the Silent Planet, in 1988. On January 22, 2009, their concert at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London was filmed and released as a live DVD and CD entitled "Live Love in London".
28: Y | The Yellow Rose of Texas | Song, Traditional | Originally conceived as a folksong in early Colonial Texas history, the first recorded copy of the "Yellow Rose of Texas" was handwritten on a piece of plain paper circa 1836. The folksong's lyrics [see Lyrics] tell of a black American (presumably a soldier) who left his sweetheart (a yellow rose") and yearns to return to her side. This song was a Confederate song sung by soldiers during the Civil War.
29: Z | Ziegenbock Houston | Festival, | Sixteen bands including popular acts such as Gary Allan, Roger Creager and No Justice will visit the Sam Houston Race Park Oct. 23-24 as part of the eighth annual Ziegenbock Music Festival. The festival, which saw more than 21,000 fans 2 years ago, was held next to Sam Houston Race Park's west lot and will feature performances on two stages both days, as well as shopping and food vendors and meet-and-greet sessions with some of the artists. The festival was held in Sam Houston
30: Map Of Texas | A | B | C | E | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | V | W | X | Z
31: J | S | X | About the Author | Helen Nebeker is a native Texan, who would like for school to end right now. She plays piano 2-4 hours each day, and hopes to travel to Italy for a competition. This project took appox. 2 weeks to make, and she is proud of it.
32: Citations | "Tommy Alverson Family Gathering Music Festival." Texas Outside Guide. Web. 06 May 2011.
33: "Houston Symphony Orchestra." AllMusic. Web. 17 May 2011.
34: Continued... | "King's X." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 21 May 2011.