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April 2005

Release date: April 19, 2005

Pops Performance to Include Western Favorites

Songs from musicals such as "Paint Your Wagon" and "Oklahoma" will highlight the fourth annual Pops at the Pavilion, presented by the Angelo State University Chamber Singers and Vocal Ensemble on Tuesday, April 26.

Titled "How the West was Fun," the concert will be at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the University Pavilion. The pavilion is across from Van Buren Street near Concho Residence Hall. Songs from classic Western films from the 1930s and 40s will be performed, as well as other folk compositions.

The choirs will honor the American cowboy with performances of "Red River Valley," "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and "Colorado Trail." "Don't Fence Me In," "I'm Back in the Saddle Again" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" will hearken to the days of Hollywood's singing cowboy. Also slated are selections from the 1950s movies "Giant" and "The Alamo."

Trina Medellin will sing Cher's "Just Like Jesse James," Cameron Willmann will perform the Eagles' "Desperado" and Nick Howard, Carl Smith, and Shaun Yates will act as the "Three Amigos." Studio strings teacher Dorothy Douthitt will be featured playing country fiddle in renditions of "Cindy" and "This Then is Texas" (theme from "Giant"). And, Lee Junior High School's show choir, Rebel Rage, will add its song and dance style to "Ragtime Cowboy Joe."

Accompanists for the concert will include Jamie Perez and Justin Yates on guitar, Jason Gregg on drums and Louellen Meyer and Pamela Lee on keyboards. Lee, ASU director of choral activities, will also conduct the concert.

Free chili dogs and soft drinks will be served from a chuck wagon. Admission is free. For more information, call 942-2085 Ext. 221.