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November 23rd, 2010
Cowboy Christmas Ball returns to Texas State

STAFF REPORTS

Michael Martin Murphey’s famed “Cowboy Christmas Ball” returns to Texas State for the 2010 holiday season with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

Murphey will be joined by the Texas State Symphony Chamber Orchestra, which he previously collaborated with for performances of “Cowboy Christmas Ball,” “Sagebrush Symphony” and “Cowboy Christmas: Orchestral, Part I.” Ticket prices are $25, with proceeds benefitting the Orchestra Scholarship Fund. Free parking is available in the LBJ Student Center parking garage.

The Texas State engagement traditionally marks the only time Murphey performs his entire Cowboy Christmas Ball outside of its historical Anson venue. The Central Texas Cowboy Christmas Ball features the original orchestral accompaniment by Orchestra Director Howard Hudiburg and the Texas State Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

Cowboy Christmas Ball is presented by the University Performing Arts Committee. To purchase tickets online, visit http://uweb.txstate.edu/gao/ffa/cowboychristmasball/ or call (512) 245-3501 for more information.

—FROM TEXAS STATE NEWS SERVICE

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