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Michael & Susan Dell Hall at Long CenterDecember 26, 2014 7:30 PM
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
Shen Yun Performing Arts combines traditional Chinese dance and music to entertain audiences all over the world, complete with variegated costumes and stage settings. More than just a show, this performance troupe delivers a visually stunning experience that promotes soulful well-being with its themes of good will. Shen Yun is based in New York City, bringing together a corps of diverse and sophisticated performers to undertake their luminescent, deftly physical shows. The deeply human performances offer a transcendent, universal performance, speaking directly to the beauty in all of us.
Austin, Texas-based singer Robert Kraft has a voice adept at translating well into a variety of genres, making him an ideal vocalist for any composer. Accordingly, respected Texas composer and musician JD Pendley decided to join with him and provide the arrangements and guitar for his voice, whether they be old classics or new material. With the addition of cellist Lindsay Greene, the Robert Kraft Trio was complete and the band began performing on the city's live music circuit. With residencies at several popular night spots, the trio has become a favorite amongst the easy listening lounge crowd.
Formed by Texas blues legends TD Bell and Erbie Bowser, The Blues Specialists first began performing its traditional Texas jump blues over 20 years ago. Now that both of its founders have since passed on, the band remains just as strong as ever as a five-piece that boasts over 200 years of experience playing the blues between them. With T-Bone Walker as the band's primary influence, the group has become a favorite at the Continental Club in Austin, where The Blues Specialists maintain a residency.
Toadies is an alternative rock band that emerged out of Forth Worth, Texas in 1989 as pioneers of the local grunge scene. With the release of its debut album, Rubberneck, with Interscope Records in 1994, the group rose to recognition for its fusion of alternative and hard rock and subsequently embarked on an extensive tour throughout the US. Despite Toadies early success and a solid following, an uninspired sophomore record and grueling show schedule caused the band to break up by 2001. After playing a reunion show in 2006, Toadies dropped its third LP, No Deliverance, in 2008 and has since continued to record and release new material.
Mike Flanigin is a pianist who grew up on the outskirts of Dallas, in a town called Denton, Texas. Developing a strong affinity for music, Flanigin soon made the move, as most Texas-based musicians do, to Austin, where a thriving night-life scene welcomes any talented musician with open arms. Though Flanigin had only played the piano once before moving to Austin, one night at a music club, he slipped behind the decks of a Hammond B3 organ and was instantly smitten. The instrument connected with Flanigin in some intrinsic way and after three months of practicing with the B3, he was invited to play with a band led by one of the bigger names of the Austin music scene, Doyle Brahmall Sr. It was during this time, Flanigin really started to grow as a jazz musician and after seeing him perform, Steve Wertheimer, a club owner, offered Flanigin the opportunity to serve as band leader for The Continental Gallery, which he was opening up in 2007. Flanigin has since managed to grow by leaps and bounds as an instrumentalist by playing an ardent amount of live shows and is now viewed as a premier Texas session musician who can play nearly any genre with ease.
Texas-born musician Joe Ely has played with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and Lyle Lovett to Uncle Tupelo and the Clash. Ely started his career in the seminal country-folk band The Flatlanders and has since released a string of well-received albums that explore everything from rock to honky-tonk. In his long and varied career, one constant has been the skillful consistency of both his performances and original compositions.