"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.
Houston singer/songwriter Carolyn Wonderland dropped out of high school to pursue her musical ambition, teaching herself the guitar, mandolin, trumpet and piano, amongst others, then touring exhaustively, 300 days a year for two years in a row. While she is considered primarily a blues musician, Wonderland incorporates elements from country, zydeco, swing, and cumbia, never fully falling into one genre. Her dedication to her craft paid off, as Wonderland is able to count Bob Dylan among her admirers, has consistently found herself on the "Roots Music Reports" charts and has had her music featured on prominent NBC and Fox television programs. Wonderland's fervent devotion to music shows through in her performances and she is thus a live act not to be missed.
Blending the worlds of bluegrass, alt-country and cow punk, the Wichita, Kansas-based group Split Lip Rayfield has pioneered its own unique sound and dictated its own unique approach to songwriting. Originally a quartet that was formed in 1995, the band's guitarist was diagnosed with throat cancer--an aliment that the instrumentalist would eventually succumb to in 2007--which forced Split Lip Rayfield to scale back to a trio. With a characteristic sound that harks back to the glory days of barn dances in Appalachia, the band's music is best enjoyed in a live setting, where the three musicians in the band are able to perfectly showcase their adept instrumental skills.
The Wichita Shockers represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Wichita State University in Kansas. An NCAA Division I member, the school competes in the Missouri Valley Conference. Wichita State fields a variety of men's and women's teams in sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, golf, soccer and cross country. The school's men's basketball teams have made several runs in the NCAA and NIT tournaments over the years, and its men's baseball team won the national title in 1989.