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Famed ‘Cowboy Christmas Ball’ returns to Texas State

SUBMITTED REPORT

Michael Martin Murphey’s famed “Cowboy Christmas Ball” returns to Texas State University for the 2009 holiday season with an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Dec. 5 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/mmm_2009.htm or call (512) 245-3501 for more information.

— FROM TEXAS STATE NEWS SERVICE/JAYME BLASCHKE