Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
August 14, 2008

Texas Music Coffeehouse Series Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Rosie Flores on September 3 at Schreiner University  

KERRVILLE, Texas – The Texas Music Coffeehouse Series will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Lion’s Den with alternative country sensation and rockabilly siren Rosie Flores. The Coffeehouse will begin with an open mic session at 7 p.m. and Flores will follow at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.     

Rosie Flores Austin-based Flores is a San Antonio native and has been a major player in the alternative country music scene since the mid-1980s. Beginning with her critically acclaimed 1987 debut “Rosie Flores.” She has gone on to record a string of highly regarded albums featuring her stunning guitar playing and original material. Major media outlets have praised Flores’ work, including Entertainment Weekly, which stated; "Flores never forgets that she's a poet and a rocker with a pure country heart." People, No Depression, Details and The New York Times have also given Flores glowing reviews over the years, and Rosie's unique guitar playing style has been featured in numerous magazines, including Musician, Guitar Player, and Guitar World.     click to visit the Rosie Flores website       

In 2006, Flores was chosen to narrate the radio documentary Whole Lotta Shakin’, a 10-part series that chronicled the history of rockabilly music. The series, produced by Kerrville’s Texas Heritage Music Foundation, received the prestigious 2007 George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

Upcoming Coffeehouse Series performers are Carolyn Wonderland on October 1 and Walt Wilkins on November 5. Texas Heritage Music Foundation, Schreiner University Student Activities and the Center for Innovative Learning sponsor the music series.

THMF will also be presenting the 12th annual Texas Heritage Living History Day on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on Schreiner University campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be free. For more information, contact THMF at (830) 792-1945 or visit www.texasheritagemusic.org.  

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