"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Colorado-based producer Alex Botwin has been working in the electronic music scene for several years now, first playing bass as a member of jammy livetronica outfit Pnuma Trio and later crafting beats under the name Alex B. His project Paper Diamond finds him crafting fleshed-out, fully-realized tracks full of funky breaks, blissed-out synth work and the occasional vocal sample. Paper Diamond's debut EP, Levitate, was released in 2011 on the Pretty Lights Music label.
Santa Barbara, California band Rebelution continues a Southern California affection for reggae, dub and ska. Made popular in part by seminal band Sublime, a new generation of California reggae-lovers have had great success in carrying the tradition along. Consider Rebelution the flag bearers of such a tradition. The band has had considerable commercial success with their brand of pop-leaning roots reggae, and find even greater success on the road. The band plays constantly through out the year, and bring along a rabid fanbase to boot.
Louisiana-born artist Marc Broussard is a singer/songwriter and musician who incorporates his Bayou roots into a soulful mix of blues, rock, pop and R&B. After spending time in the short-lived band Y, he began writing solo material and released his debut studio album Momentary Setback, in 2002. The record held his first hit, "The Wanderer," and captured the attention of Island Records, who released his sophomore album Carencro, in 2004. Broussard eventually signed with major label Atlantic Records and dropped his fourth studio albumKeep Coming Back, in 2008, followed by his self-titled 2011 LP.
Based in New Orleans, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1991 and remains the only full-time professional orchestra in the Gulf South. Led by Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the company offers a 36 week concert season that includes a variety of classical pieces, contemporary compositions and casual classics as well as family, education and outreach concerts. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the members were forced to perform at a different location due to the flooding of its longtime base, the Orpheum Theater. Nevertheless, the orchestra had continued to move forward, raising awareness of the disaster and using it to fuel its contemporary classical sound.
Millionaires is an electropop duo from Orange Country, California that specializes inmakinga style of self-deprecatingmusic that has grown from a inside joke between siblings into a group that's intent on spreading its musical gospel to as many listeners as possible. Founded in 2007 by sisters Melissa and Allison Green, who've created almostcomic booklike caricature personas for themselves, Millionaires fills its songs about partying, living the reckless life and doing things that most moral individuals would find slightly reprehensible.