The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Kings had a long journey before they settled in Sacramento in 1985. The franchise was originally created in 1945 as the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League. In 1948 the Royals moved over to the Basketball Association of America. The next year the Royals joined the NBA as part of the NBA-BBA merger. The team relocated to Cincinnati in 1957 where they played for 15 seasons before moving to Kansas City in 1972. The Kings currently compete in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves is one of a rare breed of folk singer-songwriters who have achieved uniform success, both critically and commercially. Between touring relentlessly through out the country and frequenting the Austin music circuit Cleaves continues to put out full-length records.
Los Rakas is a hip-hop duo from Oakland, California by way of Panama City. The Latin influence of its home country has had a huge effect on the group, which is comprised of MCs DunDun and Rico AKA Filthy Rich. Reggae rhythms are also commonplace in Los Rakas' material, but the duo utilizes a somewhat dark undercurrent in its music that supersedes some of the more carefree vibes of its influences. Los Rakas raps in both Spanish and English, further adding to the cross-cultural vibes of its music. When performing live, the group often expands to a full, six-piece band, making it a can't miss show for fans of Latin-infused hip-hop.
Tobin Center for the Performing ArtsNovember 28, 2014 2:00 PM
115 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.