Friday, January 6, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters Bound Into San Antonio

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters hit the court at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on December 29, 2016, for a fun filled afternoon for basketball and shenanigans.

The Harlem Globetrotters mascot, Globie, shows off some moves

Tonight's opponents, the World All-Stars 

Ladies and Gentlemen, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters

Good to do a few warm-up passes

A little warm-up slam dunk

Slick Shaw shows off his skills

Hammer Harrison practices his long shot

Hi-Lite Bruton greets excited fans

Some monkeying around from Hammer Harrison

Cheese Chisholm and Hammer Harrison working their magic

Globe Trotters run circles around their opponents

Cheese Chisholm preps for a free throw

Swish Young dazzles her opponent

Time to relax

Hi-Lite Bruton and Hammer Harrison 'borrow" a ladies purse

Cheese Chisholm takes on the masked player from World All-Stars

Nothing but net

Hi-Lite Bruton talks to his mom during the game

Hi-Lite Briton strikes a pose

Cheese Chisholm and young audience member

Hammer Harrison throws a bucket of "water" at a team mate

Swish Young leads a group of kids on to the court

Dragon Taylor has a bird's eye view of the court

Dragon Taylor gets into a little trouble while hanging around

Hammer Harrison "driving" home a point

Cheese Chisholm and Hi-Lite Bruton get confused as to which game they are playing

A young audience member sinks a free throw as as Globe Trotter members look on

And the Harlem Globetrotters are the winners, of course

Hammer Harrison  autographs basketballs for fans

Friday, December 30, 2016

Mannhein Steamroller Brings The Sound Of Christmas To Austin

Mannheim Steamroller brought the sound of Christmas to Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on December 26, 2016. This is the group's 32nd annual Christmas tour.

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller was created by Chip Davis.

Chip Davis

Mannheim Steamroller

Two touring groups, Red and Green. This year the Red Tour cast hit the Austin stage. Cast members include Chuck Penington - piano, synthesizer, conductor; Anna Lackaff - Harpsichord, synthesizer; Mark Agnor - violin; Joey Gulizia - percussion, recorder; Glen Smith - guitar, bass; and Tom Sharpe - drums.

Chuck Penington

Anna Lackaff

Joey Gulizia

Mark Agnor

 Tom Sharpe

Joey Gulizia and Mark Agnor

Glen Smith

Chuck Penington

Setlist for Mannheim Steamroller:
Aire on a G String (Intro)
Deck The Halls
We Three Kings
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditions of Christmas
O' Little Town Of Bethlehem
Angels We Have head On High
Pat A Pan
Christmas Lullaby
Catching Snowflakes on Your Tongue
Faeries from "The Nutcracker"
O Tannenbaum
Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
Chocolate Fudge
Pass The Keg
Four Rows of Jacks
Come Home to the Sea
The Steamroller
Little Drummer Boy
Good King Wenceslas
Carol of the Bells

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

Anna Lackaff

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas From The Fam-O Lee

Robert Earl Keen performed his annual Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee show on December 20, 2016, at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater.

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen is a Country singer, songwriter, and entertainer with deep Texas roots.

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen

Band members performing with Robert Earl Keen include Rich Brotherton - guitar, Bill Whitbeck - bass, Tom Van Schaik - drums, Marty Muse - steel guitar, Kym Warner - mandolin, and Brian Bacon - fiddle.

Robert Earl Keen

Brian Bacon

Brian Bacon

Kym Warner

Bill Whitbeck

Tom Van Shaik

Rich Brotherton

Marty Muse

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen

Hot Club of Cowtown

Opening the evening for Keen was the Hot Jazz/Western Swing band Hot Club of Cowtown.

Hot Club of Cowtown

Members of Hot Club of Cowtown include Elana James - violin, vocals; Whit Smith - guitar, vocals; and Jake Erwin - upright bass, vocals.

Whit Smith

Elana James

Jake Erwin

Hot Club of Cowtown