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.
Verizon Theatre at Grand PrairieDecember 20, 2014 8:00 PM
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
In the 1990s, Cedric the Entertainer built a reputation for himself as one of the more jovial and gregarious stand-up comedians of his generation. Hailing from Jefferson City, Missouri, Cedric would perform on the stand-up circuit until he landed a prominent role on the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show in 1996. Shortly after audiences were able to appreciate his characteristic style of humor on television, he started appearing in films like Barbershop, Johnson Family Vacation and Be Cool. Though he has appeared in numerous film and television productions, he is still well-regarded for his stylistic stand-up comedy.
The Allen Americans is a professional ice hockey team based out of Allen, Texas that competes in the Central Hockey League. Founded in 2009, the Americans is an affiliate team of the NHL's Dallas Stars as well as the Austin, Texas-based AHL Texas Stars. Having won a division and conferencechampionshipduring its first season as a team in 2009, the Americans has proven to be one of the more athletically inclined teams in the CHL and has produced solid players that have gone on to haverespectablecareers in higher leagues.