Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0
Newsletter
Home · Articles · Music · Music · Museum hosts Michael Martin...
Music
 

Museum hosts Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Ball


Paige Lawler December 17th, 2009

Although it's a joyous season, Christmas can also be a stressful time of the year. Take time to relax with the family and enjoy the simplicity of the holiday at Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy C...

MMMurphey-CS-189

Although it's a joyous season, Christmas can also be a stressful time of the year. Take time to relax with the family and enjoy the simplicity of the holiday at Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Ball. The 15th annual Western celebration begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd.

Murphey, a country singer known for the classic song "Wildfire," created the event as an extension of the original Cowboy Christmas Ball, which was founded in 1885 at the Star Hotel in Anson, Texas.

"He wanted to organize a festive Christmas event that was exciting and wholesome for the whole family, and has brought that concept to the metro," said Shayla Simpson, director of museum events. "He's the one who's kept it alive for many, many years."

LINE DANCES
Murphey and his band perform at the ball, and the singer, who's been known to jump off the stage to join in, will lead several line dances on the ballroom floor. Along with live music and dancing, dinner will be served.

The ball is designed so families can spend time together, and offers relief from the stresses of the season. Simpson said a hearty mix has attended the event in past years, and many guests show up decked in "period Western attire," while others stick to jeans and boots or Christmas clothing.

"It's a chance for those who really like Western music to come out and have a Christmas-themed event and get ready for the season," Simpson said.

Tickets are $75 per person, and $25 for children under 12.

"Paige Lawler

 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 

 

 
 
 
Close
Close
Close