"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Originally conceived in 1983 by physics professor Kevin Stigwoodt, The Spazmatics was born when Stigwood lost a bet and had to perform "She Blinded Me With Science" at halftime of his school's state championship basketball game. He enlisted the help of electronics teacher Sydney Balderman, his brother Curtis Stigwood and a TA named Rusty A. Woosmeir. The group stunned the student body with its spot on production, musicianship and choreography, earning a standing ovation. The makeshift band was approached by producers from Perfect World Entertainment to create a proper production that would go on to become a nation-wide celebration of the best and worst of 1980's music and fashion. Now pegged as The Ultimate New Wave 1980s Show, versions of The Spazmatics have popped up all across the US in major cities including Chicago, Houston and Austin, TX while the original Los Angeles-based group continues to perform weekly gigs at Zanzibar in Santa Monica while also rotating around to various clubs around the area.
Hayes Carll is a singer/songwriter from Texas. His deep, razor-sharp voice cuts right through his songs about characters from small towns in the American South. Carll writes characteristically biting lyrics and falls squarely into the alternative country genre. Though it took him years to develop a following, Carll finally released his debut album in 2002 and was lauded with critical acclaim. Many publications have compared him to late folk singer, Townes Van Zandt.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Pelicans joined the NBA in 1988 as the Charlotte Hornets, where they played for 14 seasons, before moving to New Orleans in 2001. They currently compete in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.
Cody Canada & The Departed is a project from Oklahoma musician Cody Canada, former lead singer of the band Cross Canadian Ragweed. After 15 years with the Ragweed, Canada formed a new band called The Departed, an amalgamation of many former band members and touring mates of Canada's through out the years. The band's debut album, This Is Indian Land, was released in the spring of 2011 and features a selection of the band's favorite songs written by Oklahoma-based musicians.