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Zephyr

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Biography

Each member of the chamber trio Zephyr has enjoyed a long and varied musical life, collecting an impressive list of personal achievements along the way. Together as a trio since 2000, Zephyr use their varied chamber music and solo backgrounds to create interesting duo/trio programs, their repertoire include the works of Haydn, Damase, Francaix, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Weber and Martinu. Their probing musicality and intelligence keep listeners absorbed from the first note to the last, and will assure them places in the hearts of music lovers everywhere.

Performance Date: February 17, 2000

Ziegfeld: A Night at the Follies

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Biography

The Ziegfeld Follies was a theatrical juggernaut that did far more than launch the career of Marilyn Miller. It forever transformed the Broadway musical. When the show was first mounted in 1907, no one, not even producer Florenz Ziegfeld, could have possibly imagined its impact.

Performance Date: April 20, 1992

ZZ Top

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Website: http://www.zztop.com/
Biography

The sharp-dressed men of legendary rock band ZZ Top are bringing their signature mix of Southern rock, blues and boogie, to the Norton Center this fall.  Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are currently touring the country in support of their first studio album in nine years, La Futura.  ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and 100% Texas American in derivation.  They’ve been thrilling audiences since the group’s inception in 1969 and can lay the undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original members intact.  Their unmistakable sound and attitude have garnered them legions of fans and cemented their status as cultural icons with popular hits including, “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Gimme All your Lovin’,” and “Tube Snake Boogie.” These Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done.  They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ Top.

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