Date: September 30, 2005
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, sally.post@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Dancing West Texas style, Tejano music and rock ‘n’ roll are three of the 15 topics up for discussion during the symposium “West Texas Music: A Century of Accomplishment.”

Events kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 with a reception at the Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 18th and Avenue G. Music will be provided by the Prophets of Rockabilly and Mike Pritchard and Hat Trick.

The reception is held in conjunction with the closing of the exhibit “The Velvet Years,” a traveling exhibition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The photographs by Stephen Shore record Andy Warhol’s involvement with and influence on the band Velvet Underground, whom he promoted during the ‘60s.

“West Texas Music: A Century of Accomplishment” is free to the public and opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 in the Pioneer Room at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St. The schedule is as follows:

10-11 a.m. -- The History of West Texas Music
Chris Oglesby An Abstract Examination of the Question, Why Lubbock?
Joe Carr An Overview of Country Music in West Texas
Curtis Peoples M