BEAUMONT — Keith Urban — world famous country star currently celebrating his 22nd No. 1 song – will be taking the stage at the 37th Annual Christus Gala on Saturday, April 22.Keith Urban is a four-time Grammy Award Winner, 10-time Country Music Association Award Winner, and 11-time Academy of Country Music Awards Winner. His current number one song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” received two Grammy nominations, in addition to Album of the Year for RIPCORD, his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum album.Each year, the Christus Southeast Texas Foundation continues to raise the bar by offering world class entertainment, five-star cuisine, and elegant ambiance. Past Christus Gala entertainers include James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, and Reba McEntire, just to name a few. In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award. He was the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Since then, Urban’s career has seen a long list of groundbreaking firsts and accomplishments reserved for the music industry’s elite.“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Urban to Beaumont. His incredible success as a country musician, as well as his foray into the pop music scene, makes him relatable to a wide range of audiences. Each year, we strive to offer the Southeast Texas community a night of unforgettable entertainment, and we believe that Keith Urban will help us do just that, ” Ivy Pate, foundation president, said. The much anticipated and always exceptional Gala brings the community together to celebrate the Christus mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The black tie benefit provides an opportunity for an intimate evening of entertainment starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. followed by a gourmet meal at 8 p.m., all leading to Keith Urban’s performance at 9:30. Tables for eight starts at $3,000 and individual seating starts at $375. Seating is limited and expected to sell out quickly. To learn more or to receive an invitation, call (409) 236-7555. For more information about the foundation or to reserve your table for the event please visit www.christussoutheasttexasfoundation.org.A groundbreaking album for Urban, RIPCORD marked the second time that one of his albums debuted simultaneously atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He is the only male Country artist to achieve this mark, not just once, but twice. The album thus far, has produced four #1 songs including “Wasted Time,” which moved Urban to #8 on Billboard’s All-time Country Airplay Chart, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break On Me.” It leaves Urban’s streak as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (37) well in tact – a streak that started in August of 2000.Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church.
Alaska Aces’ Chris Banchero (left) puts the ball away as Magnolia Hotshots’ Andy Mark Barroca tries to steal it. PBA MANILA – Mike Harris backed up his Best Import citation with a strong showing as Alaska Aces knotted the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals series after a 90-76 Game 4 win over Magnolia Hotshots on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.The former NBA player tallied a monster double-double of 33 points and 22 rebounds for the Aces, which tied the best-of-seven showdown 2-2 with their second straight victory.Chris Banchero added 17 markers, six rebounds and five assists, while Jake Pascual came up with 9 markers and five boards for Alaska.Magnolia made a 7-2 start, but the Aces countered with their own rally to tie the count 12-all before surging to a 19-16 lead on back-to-back treys by Kevin Racal. The Hotshots regained the lead 22-19 on two straight triples by Travis. The Hotshots were still up 24-21 early in the second canto but an 8-0 run by Alaska behind Carl Bryan Cruz and Jeron Teng put them up 29-24. The lead grew further 42-32 at the half with baskets from Harris and Banchero.In the third, the Aces were up 43-34 when the Hotshots went on a huge run to cut the deficit 46-48. The Aces were quick to restore order as inside shots from Harris and Vic Manuel and triples from Abel Gallinguez and Banchero made for a 63-50 lead.Alaska went on to build their largest lead 71-54 with scoring from Harris and Pascual. Magnolia made their last push with shots from Paul Lee and Barroca to cut the deficit 69-78 with over two minutes left.The Aces barred the Hotshots from getting closer with baskets from Banchero and Pascual before sealing the win through a corner triple from Banchero for an 87-73 lead with exactly a minute left.Travis led the Hotshots with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Lee – the Best Player of the Conference awardee – and Ian Sangalang added 14 and 11 markers, respectively./PN***SCORESALASKA 90 – Harris 34, Banchero 17, Pascual 9, Racal 8, Teng 7, Galliguez 5, Manuel 4, Cruz 3, Baclao 3, Enciso 0, Exciminiano 0, Casio 0MAGNOLIA 76 – Travis 29, Lee 14, Sangalang 11, Barroca 8, Jalalon 7, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Melton 1, Dela Rosa 0, Herndon 0QUARTERS – 19-22, 43-32, 63-50, 90-76
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