"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.
Recognizable for his long white hair, a long white beard, aviator sunglasses and signature large straw cowboy hat, Leon Russell is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Lawton, OK. Despite his rock and roll appearance, Russell creates tasteful piano rock, in the same vein as Billy Joel or Elton John. Initially getting his start in the 1960s as a studio pianist working with an impressive list of musicians and producers including Phil Spector, The Beach Boys and The Byrds, he managed to evolve as a respectable solo musician in the 1970s by making catchy, instrumentally-adept, country-tinged music. While his notoriety has undoubtedly ebbed since his 1970 self-titled debut album, Russell is still releasing music and playing shows to audiences who aren't keen on the idea of forgetting the musician's time-tested talent.
The New York Knicks are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Knicks were founded in 1946 as part of the Basketball Association of America. They joined the NBA in 1976 in the NBA-BAA merger. They currently compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets are all considered rivals of the New York Knicks.