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  • Raphael Gadot Jazz Trio
    Raphael Gadot Jazz Trio
    Raphael Gadot Jazz Trio
    05-09-2015 - 05-09-2015
    6
    Ovations
    http://www.ovationsnightclub.com/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $1500 at door
    (713) 522-9801
    ovations@ovationsnightclub.com
    Start Time(s): 8:00 PM Doors 7:00 PM
    Ovations Night Club presents the Raphael Gadot Jazz Trio Saturday, May 9 at 8pm Raphael Gadot - Piano Alex Kostin - Double Bass Osama Raad - Drums French pianist Raphael Gadot and his jazz trio with Osama Raad on drums and Alexander Kostin on bass invite you to join them for an evening of jazz The trio will be performing old and new originals as well as their favourite jazz standards

  • Houston Sings: a young artist showcase
    Houston Sings: a young artist showcase
    Houston Sings: a young artist showcase
    06-04-2015 - 06-07-2015
    4
    Pitch Me This (PMT) Productions
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1633955670157451/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $25, general admission
    (713) 522-9801 or 832-516-9167
    http://pmtproductions.ticketleap.com/houstonsings/
    Start Time(s): June 4-7, 2015 8:00pm (Sunday matinee @ 5:00pm)
    Pitch Me This (PMT) Productions announces it's next musical theater concert - Houston Sings: a young artist showcase - which will feature 8 high school-aged musical theater artists from across the Greater Houston Area Utilizing rock-style MT songs and contemporary Pop Music songs, HOUSTON SINGS will offer an exciting look at the future of Houston's performing arts scene Aside from producing a full-scale concert around these students, PMT will also host a series of talkback sessions with Houston-area artistic directors, freelance directors, and professional actors for the cast of HOUSTON SINGS “We want to engage with the next generation of Houston performing artists in a meaningful and impactful way—so the PMT staff and production team is going to produce a full-scale musical theater/pop music concert around young Houston artists, and we are going to offer our professional and industry resources to help those young artists become more initiated in the Houston performing arts scene” Eduardo Guzman, PMT Founder/Music Director The HOUSTON SINGS production team includes Eduardo Guzman (music director), Bret Gardner (producer), Travis Kirk Coombs (show content/development), Kyle Crawford (auditions/casting), Lauren Saenz (marketing intern), and Chaney Moore (stage manager) HOUSTON SINGS will run one weekend only: June 4-7, 2015 at 8:00pm at Ovations Night Club in Rice Village, with a Sunday matinee beginning at 5:00pm General admission tickets ($25) are on sale now and are available for purchase through TicketLeap The Cast of HOUSTON SINGS Avery Ballard Noah Carlin Mackenzie Mellen Mason Messina Desi Stephens with special guest performers: Hunter Emmett Burke Emma Campbell

  • Special Encore - Ezra Charles: Solo Boogie Woogie Show
    Special Encore - Ezra Charles: Solo Boogie Woogie Show
    Special Encore - Ezra Charles: Solo Boogie Woogie Show
    06-19-2015 - 06-20-2015
    5
    Ovations
    http://www.ovationsnightclub.com/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: Tickets: $25 in Advance at <a href="http://wwwbrownpaperticketscom/event/1369603">brownpapertickets</a>
    (713) 522-9801
    ovations@ovationsnightclub.com
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1369603
    Start Time(s): Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM Doors 7:15 PM &nbsp;
    Ovations Night Club presents a Special Encore -  Ezra Charles: Solo Boogie Woogie Show Join us for a very special night as the King of Texas Blues Piano takes the stage to play and tell the history and stories of Boogie Woogie in the great State of Texas! You’ll love hearing about our deep roots and colorful past All brought to life and made current by one of the true Texas authorities and talents "Nobody doesn't like boogie woogie!" is Ezra Charles' jumping-off point, as he weaves a fascinating history of this bouncing, jiving piano format Peppering the dialogue with his own stories of personal interaction with the Masters, he performs many of the most famous standards of this genre as he explains the relationship between Blues, Jazz, Ragtime and what was originally called "Texas-Style Piano" Accompanied by his son Jakob on percussion, they re-create the excitement of this favorite piano sound from a century ago This will be a two-performance event, with shows on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, at 8 PM both nights Since 1987 Ezra Charles (pictured) and the Works had been subtly infusing the concept "Houston's Band" into the city's consciousness, without ever mentioning it by name At the 2003 Thanksgiving Day Parade, the CBS affiliate television broadcast anchor Greg Hurst officially bestowed this title on them to about a million viewers "Darn appropriate," proclaimed a fan the next day With their own sound and repertoire (mostly from their six CD's), this band lays down a rockin' groove that defies simple descriptions, but is firmly rooted in every type of music that ever came out of this part of Texas: Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Rockabilly and Blues Famous for having girls in the horn section and flashy piano antics, Ezra has never had his songs be the first thing the audience noticed, but ultimately they have got to be the reason for the band's remarkable staying power Ezra Charles is Houston's best-known keyboardist, winning the Houston Press Readers Poll Award in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004 for Best Piano/Keyboards and similar polls in Public News, an alternative Houston paper, in 1988, 1989 and 1990

  • Shut UP and Sing!
    Shut UP and Sing!
    Shut UP and Sing!
    05-08-2015 - 05-08-2015
    5
    Star Singers Studio
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1394224440900886/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: Get your tickets NOW! This will be a sell-out! No reserved seating Your space will be saved if you pre-pay $2000 Pre-pay (+ $209 Eventbrite Fee) $2500 at the door
    713-528-5330
    jvsinger@me.com
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shut-up-and-sing-tickets-16620515409
    Start Time(s): Doors Open 7:30 pm Showtime: 8:00 pm
    FIVE Powerhouse Performers ONE Stage! Local songstress Kristine Mills, Jeff Fanzel, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer, legendary entertainers Jane Vandiver, Julian Vandiver and bassist/guitarist erin Fisher Wright come together for Shut UP and Sing! May 8 at Ovations Night Club Jeff Franzel Yamaha Artist, Grammy-Nominated Pianist/Composer Jane Dunham Vandiver Critically Acclaimed, Legendary Entertainer Kristine Mills Award-winning Vocalist/Songwriter Julian Vandiver Introducing Classic Crooner Erin Fisher Wright Bassist/Guitarist We will have the Houston debut of the original song composed by Kristine Mills and Jeff Franzel, "Blue Isn't Blue Anymore" inspired by Aubrie Layne and Christine Kearns living successfully with RA Rheumatoid Arthritis Proceeds from the recording of this single will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation - RA Friday, May 8 Doors Open 7:30 pm Showtime: 8:00 pm Ovations Night Club 2536 Times Blvd in Rice Village

  • The BoomBachs
    The BoomBachs
    The BoomBachs
    06-13-2015 - 06-13-2015
    6
    Ovations
    http://www.ovationsnightclub.com/
    Ovations - 2536 Times Blvd #B Houston TX 77005
    Admission: Tickets: $10 at the door
    (713) 522-9801
    ovations@ovationsnightclub.com
    Start Time(s): 8:00 PM Doors 7:00 PM
    Ovations Night Club presents The BoomBachs Saturday, June 13 at 8pm The BoomBachs are a new breed of jazz/hip-hop fusion, founded in April 2011, by instrumentalist Marcus Wheat and vocalist Adonias “AD” Wondwessen In a short time, the band has proven the ability to thrill audiences through intense, improv-laden live performances Whether it be in the sweaty confines of an intimate house show, or the spotlight of a packed club, this group has the energy, emotion and musical proficiency to bring any roof down A band whose foundation is centered around hip-hop a la The Roots, A Tribe called Quest, changes the game by shamelessly cross-pollinating jazz, progressive/post rock, and funk (Denton Radio) TWITTER: https://twittercom/theboombachs

  • Sufjan Stevens
    Sufjan Stevens
    Sufjan Stevens
    05-11-2015 - 05-11-2015
    1
    Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
    http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com/
    Jones Hall for the Performing Arts - 615 Louisiana Houston TX 77002
    Admission: TICKETS: $39 - $44
    832-487-7041
    http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com/Venues/JonesHall/Events/TabId/469/ArtMID/1401/ArticleID/121/Sufjan-Stevens.aspx
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm &nbsp; &nbsp;
    Jones Hall for the Performing Arts presents Sufjan Stevens With Special Guest Moses Sumney To celebrate the release of his new album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April The headline dates includes a stop at Houston’s Jesse H Jones Hall on May 11, 2015 Carrie & Lowell was released March 31 on Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love The album is named for Stevens’ mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens’ folk roots Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago" Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas Stevens makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording, and writes music in various time signatures Though he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music, Stevens also freely draws from the Bible and Christian tradition TWITTER: https://twittercom/sufjanstevens

  • Texas Johnny Boy
    Texas Johnny Boy
    Texas Johnny Boy
    05-08-2015 - 05-08-2015
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $500 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Contact venue for showtime
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Texas Johnny Boy Texas Johnny Boy, eclectic bluesician, is a blues vocalist and plays diatonic and chromatic harmonica, flute, tenor and alto saxophone and is the only person, in the state of Texas, that fronts a blues band with that instrumentation Rolls a variety of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, West Coast Jump, and Louisiana blues, all into one evening of music

  • ABBA the Concert
    ABBA the Concert
    ABBA the Concert
    05-15-2015 - 05-15-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price: $45, $35, $25 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents ABBA the Concert Get ready for a live, two-hour musical extravaganza direct from Sweden when ABBA The Concert sweeps into Houston Follow this tribute quartet through songs from ABBA’s Eurovision beginnings in 1974 with such hits as “Dancing Queen,” “SOS” and the many others that eventually inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! Formed in 1996, ABBA The Concert will have an original member of the ABBA rhythm section! Previous tours have included one of the following: legendary bass guitarist Mike Watson, guitarists Mats Ronander, Lasse Wellander and Janne Schaffer and drummers Ola Brunkert and Roger Palms Come celebrate, ABBA style! TWITTER: https://twittercom/abbatheconcert

  • Brad Absher
    Brad Absher
    Brad Absher
    05-09-2015 - 05-09-2015
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Brad Absher Brad Absher - singer, songwriter, and guitarist, lives in Houston, Texas Brad was raised in Lake Charles, LA and his unique sound reflects the area’s Swamp Pop influence he first heard on South Louisiana AM radio After moving to Tulsa in the late 70’s, teenaged Absher was soon studying with the city’s best, including Gerry Lewis & the Playboy’s guitarist, Tommy Tripplehorn Absher credits this relationship as key to his development, saying “It wasn’t really formal lessons as much as just hanging out becoming friends and getting to hear him play live” Soon thereafter, slide guitar made its way into his sound after seeing Ry Cooder and his East Texas supergroup “Chicken Skin Review” His musical expertise has been recognized widely throughout his career, referred to frequently in Tulsa as a “Guitar God” In 2013, he competed and was selected as Houston’s International Blues Challenge Regional Winner He and his band were sent on behalf of the Houston Blues Society to represent Houston at the IBC’s in Memphis "I like just about everything soul, R&B or blues related We're also one of the few bands that fit into the 'Swamp Pop' catagory" Brad's albums include, 'Big Shugga','Gulf Coast Soul', 'Half Way' & 'Find You Tonight' Tours: USA, Holland, Belgium, Germany Performed with: The Band, JJ Cale, Cate Bros, The Call CD Releases: Find You Tonight, Tulsa Style, Halfway, Gulf Coast Soul, Big Shugga Songwriting Credits: Hardtimes, Somedays, Find You Tonight, Creole Woman, Lady New Orleans Absher’s current set includes songs from his five albums spanning the course of 20 years  Brad can lead a group of musicians from greasy swamp pop to urban blues and keep his fans groovin’ on the dance floor When he’s not gigging in Houston, Tulsa,  New Orleans, or festivals nation-wide, Brad's shares his guitar knowledge on staff at Houston’s  well-known Rockin’ Robin music store He generously donates his time and talent to raise money for musician’s benefits  He and his wife, Amy have a college-age daughter, Madison and they reside in both Houston and New Orleans

  • Step Rideau (Birthday Blast)!
    Step Rideau (Birthday Blast)!
    Step Rideau (Birthday Blast)!
    05-15-2015 - 05-15-2015
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD&nbsp; Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Step Rideau (Birthday Blast)! With seven CDs to his credit, international Zydeco sensation Step Rideau has been a cornerstone of the Zydeco scene in Houston for over fifteen years Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws offer traditional sounds from the bandleader’s native Louisiana fused with the urban vibe of contemporary Houston Their music fuses influences ranging from old Creole folk songs to classic rhythm & blues to rap and beyond, making them one of the top zydeco bands of the Gulf Coast region where the genre originated Today Step Rideau is widely acknowledged—on both sides of the Sabine River—as one of the living masters of the instrument He’s also established himself, over the past decade and the course of multiple recordings and festival appearances nationwide, as one of the most prolific and passionate zydeco recording artists, songwriters, and live performers in the region Part of Rideau’s appeal is that he brings a true singer’s sensibility to zydeco—not just shouting out the lyrics but soulfully engaging with them to articulate the song, both in English and in Creole French In that respect, he’s served well by his band of Outlaws, who provide not only fine instrumental accompaniment but also unusually rich and melodious backing vocal harmonies Collectively these players make music that respects the art of the human voice in song as much as it respects the driving rhythms, funky beats, and accordion riffs that make zydeco perhaps the ultimate dance soundtrack for the upper Gulf Coast

  • Grady Gaines 81st Birthday Party
    Grady Gaines 81st Birthday Party
    Grady Gaines 81st Birthday Party
    05-22-2015 - 05-22-2015
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Grady Gaines 81st Birthday Party! GRADY WAS SAXOPHONIST AND BANDLEADER for Peacock Records' Don Robey when he met Little Richard and became leader of the Upsetters They recorded many classics like "Long Tall Sally", "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" and when Richard (temporarily) retired, Grady was hired by Sam Cooke to lead his band After Cookes' death, Grady continued to play all the great houses like The Apollo and the Palladium, backing up Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Jackie Wilson and many, many others When Grady came off the road he returned to Houston for some years but the force of disco in the 80's moved Grady to tour Europe, and to play festivals Starting again in the early 90's, Grady re-formed the Upsetters and has been playing private parties, clubs, and festivals ever since His music is authentic, soulful and represents the best music from 6 decades - Grady is the real deal

  • John Egan (Mondays)
    John Egan (Mondays)
    John Egan (Mondays)
    08-04-2014 - 05-18-2015
    1
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: no cover
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details No show Monday, September 1, 2014 No show Monday, May 25th, 2015&nbsp;(Memorial Day)
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents John Egan When Egan pulls out his shiny National steel 6-string, plugs it in to high voltage, puts his right foot on an amplified wooden stomp box, and taps his effects pedals, he calls up spirits -- ghosts like Chris Whitley, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell William Michael Smith-Houston Press Egan howls and drops his foot like a hammer on his stompbox, but it's his flashy fingerwork on a National steel guitar that truly dazzles He's an old soul and one of the most riveting performers in the city

  • Roberto Tapia
    Roberto Tapia
    Roberto Tapia
    06-20-2015 - 06-20-2015
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: &nbsp;Price:$100, $85, $75, $65, $45 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents Roberto Tapia Roberto Tapia is an American singer of Mexican ancestry Tapia was born in San Diego, California and raised in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico Tapia adopted the Regional Mexican genre and in August 2012, his album El Muchacho hit #1 on Billboard‍?'?s Top Latin Albums chart Tapia is one of three coaches on La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids), a Spanish-language version of The Voice featuring American Spanish-speaking children on the Telemundo Network TWITTER: https://twittercom/roberto__tapia

  • John Richardson's Birthday Bash
    John Richardson's Birthday Bash
    John Richardson's Birthday Bash
    05-16-2015 - 05-16-2015
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents  John Richardson John Richardson's Birthday Bash! Jonn Del Toro Richardson is an Albert King and BMA winner for his fiery guitar playing with Diunna Greenleaf’s Blue Mercy and his backing Pinetop Perkins in the Grammy and BMA award winning “Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year”-Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen Jonn Del Toro Richardson is a blues guitarist from Houston TX representing the strong defining sound of the Texas Blues Inspired by his uncles he picked up the guitar in his early twenties and immediately started playing in the music scene around Houston From starting his own bands to having the honor to play with many of the blues greats in Houston early in his career, Richardson discovered his passion in blues music Richardson is widely known for his impeccable tone, as well as, his incomparable tasteful playing His soft voice in conversation is a calming cover to the strong and steady singer and the explosive guitar player he is on stage His passion for the blues radiates creating a fire of excitement during each guitar solo He is the Bull and the Toreadors all in one As he begins to play he lets the energy of the fans inspire him using their energy to calculate his attack Without warning he can transition from his steady smooth sound to his explosive guitar solos elevating the crowd’s energy higher and higher with each solo always maintaining control to bring it back to the slow and steady Giving the crowd a chance to breath before his next strike … forcing the crowd to beg for the encore! For more information on Jonn Del Toro Richardson, go to his site at http://deltoroblueswordpresscom/

  • Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    05-07-2015 - 05-21-2015
    4
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: NO cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Thursdays Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Luther & The Healers Luther & The Healers is of one of Houston's longest running and hardest working blues bands Established in 1991 and continuously performing upwards of 300 shows per year since, the band has been steadfastly dedicated to preserving the beautiful sounds of the blues in all of it's colors in every imaginable venue with the singleminded goal of bringing joy to the people while remaining true to the integrity of the music A Texas-based blues band doing their very best every night to uphold the tradition of one of Americas true artistic treasures, the Blues Photo by Lance W Moreland

  • Farruko en concierto
    Farruko en concierto
    Farruko en concierto
    05-22-2015 - 05-22-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: &nbsp;Price:$100, $80, $65, $45, $35 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm
    Arena Theatre presents Farruko en concierto Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado (born May 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Farruko is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and songwriter He rose to fame collaborating with heavyweight artists such as Daddy Yankee, Jory, and J Alvarez He came to prominence with his debut album, El Talento Del Bloque Farruko was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album in 2012 In 2014 he was nominated twice for Premios Juventud for the song 6 AM (song) with J Balvin and for Best Urban Performance and Best Urban Song at the 15th Latin Grammy Awards TWITTER: https://twittercom/farrukopr

  • Shaan (with Lil Champs: Gagan Gaonkar & Arunita Kanjilal and Ambili Menon)
    Shaan (with Lil Champs: Gagan Gaonkar & Arunita Kanjilal and Ambili Menon)
    Shaan (with Lil Champs: Gagan Gaonkar & Arunita Kanjilal and Ambili Menon)
    05-23-2015 - 05-23-2015
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: This event is produced and promoted by Bollywood4U To purchase tickets please call Moid Khan 281235-4711 or Irfan Moosa 832618-3333 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 7pm Show at 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents Shaan With Li’l Champs: Gagan Gaonkar & Arunita Kanjilal and Ambili Menon Bollywood stars, plus World Class Dancers and Performers are coming to Arena Theatre Houston on May 23, 2015! — with Sunil Thakkar, Anand Kumar Chauhan, Ashima Chauhan and 25 others Shantanu Mukherjee (born 30 September 1972), known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer more active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada films and a television host He hosted the shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs, Star Voice of India and STAR Voice of India 2  In Music Ka Maha Muqabla, his team, Shaan's Strikers, finished as the runners up to Shankar Mahadevan’s team He has also sung many Pakistani songs He is considered as the one of the most popular voices for romantic as well as melodious songs and is one of the most versatile singers He has sung songs of different genres like pop, sad songs, patriotic, jazz, ghazals, hip-hop, rock, and many more He has sung songs in Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Malayalam, Telugu and Marathi He also started his career at a very young age of 17 years in year 1989 He has been showered with titles like "Golden Voice of India", "Voice of Paradise", "Magician of Melody", and "Voice of Youth" He is currently appearing as a judge in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014-2015 TWITTER: https://twittercom/singer_shaan

  • Yuri
    Yuri
    Yuri
    06-13-2015 - 06-13-2015
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price:$6950, $5950, $4950 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm
    Arena Theatre presents Yuri Often called "The Mexican Madonna," Latin pop singer Yuri was born Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco in Veracruz on January 6, 1964; a musical prodigy, at age nine she was offered a scholarship to study dance with the Bolshoi Ballet -- she declined -- and as a teen fronted the group Yuri and the Electric Apple After relocating to Mexico City in 1978, she cut her debut single, a Spanish-language rendition of "You Light Up My Life," (which translated as "Tu Iluminas Mi Vida") and also doubled as the title of her first LP A co-starring role in the film Milagro en el Circo followed before Yuri scored a hit with the title track of her 1980 sophomore LP, Esperanza; Llena de Dulzura followed a year later, becoming the first record by a female Latin American singer to earn a gold record in Spain The single "Maldita Primavera" made Yuri an international sensation, selling over a million copies worldwide; another smash, "El Pequeño Panda de Chapultepec," soon followed After a 1983 self-titled LP, she returned a year later with Karma Kamaleon, highlighted by a Spanish rendition of the Culture Club hit; in 1985, Yuri starred in the film Canta Chamo, releasing the album Un Corazon Herido the following year After 1987's Aire, she recorded a duet with Don Johnson on "A Better Place/Un Lugar Mejor" After moving from EMI to Sony, she issued the LP Isla del Sol Yuri's next LP, Suigeneris, did not appear until 1990; Soy Libre followed in 1991, and after 1993's Nueva Era she began hosting a TV variety series, No Te Muevas Another series, Volver a Empezar, soon followed, as did the 1995 LP Espejos del Alma Subsequent projects included the autobiographical 1997 film Yuri, Mi Verdadera Historia and the 1998 album Huellas Que Tu Fe Nunca Muera appeared in early 2001 June 22, 2010 marked the release of Yuri’s ‘Inusual’ album The 23rd record in her 30 year career The album was produced by Scott Erickson, and features a collection of 8 new songs and 5 covers The album made it to number one in Mexico in the first week after its release In less than a month it became a gold album in Mexico As a result of the success of the album, Yuri was asked to record a theme song "Con las manos atadas" for the hit Latin series ‘Mujeres Asesinas, and, on 2011, the theme song "Por el amor de un hombre" for the TV series "Infiltradas" by Chilevision The Song 'Ya Para Que' was adapted from the song "Palaanadhu Palaanadhu" from a Tamil film's (Kuruvi) music album composed by Vidyasagar which was released in early 2008 She is currently married to Rodrigo Espinoza, a Christian singer 7 years her junior TWITTER: https://twittercom/OficialYuri

  • The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
    The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
    The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
    06-05-2015 - 06-05-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price:$7950, $65, $55, $45 Arena Theatre is a non-smoking facility PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE AT THE ARENA TOWERS GARAGE UNLESS IT SPECIFIES OTHERWISE ON EVENT TICKET
    713-772-5900
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm
    Arena Theatre presents The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo With Special guests: Connor Kennedy & Minstrel It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians Now the Gipsy Kings return with SAVOR FLAMENCO, their ninth studio album and first new release in six years The project marks the first time in their storied career that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of the material It also starts a relationship between France’s most successful musical group of all time and a new label, Knitting Factory Records “Music has always been a passion,” says lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo “Even after all this time, after all these years of touring and working It has given us so much We have matured, we have developed in music, and it has been so good for us” Twenty-five years is an eternity in pop music, but the story of the Gipsy Kings reaches back much farther Theirs is a music that extends through generations, to the sounds of their ancestors, and reflects the eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War The group has been fronted for 25 years by the two songwriters and producers Nicolas Reyes and Tonnino Baliardo  The father of Nicolas, Jose Reyes, formed a celebrated flamenco duo with Manitas de Plata which counted the likes of Miles Davis and Pablo Picasso among its fans When the pair parted ways, Reyes became even more popular after starting his own band, backed up by his sons and called Los Reyes When the senior Reyes passed away in 1979, Nicolas and Tonnino began playing together in the Southern French town of Arles They traveled throughout the country, busking on the streets of Cannes, playing wherever they could—weddings, parties, festivals Having adopted the perpetual motion of the gypsy lifestyle, they eventually translated “Los Reyes” and changed their name to the Gipsy Kings “World Music” is often a meaningless catch-all phrase, a marketing shortcut, but as one of the acts that first helped define the phrase, the Gipsy Kings create music that really does cross all borders From the beginning all the way through SAVOR FLAMENCO, their sound has reflected the constant travel and diverse influences of the gypsy heritage Their 1987 debut album, which spent forty weeks on the US album charts, introduced the world to “Rumba Gitano”—South America’s rumba rhythm married to the fleet attack of flamenco guitars That record’s “Bamboleo” became a huge, break-out worldwide hit (more than twenty years later, it even turned up on an episode of the TV series Glee) Over the years, the music of the Kings incorporated elements of Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic music, reggae, and jazz guitar reminiscent of the French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt Yet, as heard on the new album, they have never lost their intense connection to the traditional flamenco of their heritage, keeping a spotlight on Tonino Baliardo’s fluid guitar work and Nicolas Reyes’s powerful vocals This broad cultural mix has enabled the Gipsy Kings to be embraced wherever they play—from China to Brazil, New Orleans to Russia, Australia to Africa The band’s music has also remained visible over the years throughout popular culture They recently performed their version of “Volare,” which was an international hit in 1989, on an episode of Dancing with the Stars Their rendition of “Hotel California” was included in the film The Big Lebowski and on the HBO series Entourage The 2010 film Toy Story 3 featured a Gipsy Kings version of the movie’s popular, Randy Newman-penned theme, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” Following the release of their last album, 2006’s Pasajero, the Kings looked at the chaos that was dominating the 21st Century music industry and opted to take a break from recording They never stopped writing new material and developing songs on the road, though; they began recording SAVOR FLAMENCO two years ago, feeling free to write their own arrangements, select the additional musicians they wanted, and produce their own tracks for the first time ever When it was time to re-enter the marketplace, they also found an innovative new partner in Knitting Factory Records, an independent label which recently oversaw an ambitious campaign to reinvigorate the catalogue of Nigerian musical/political icon Fela For the band, the new album represents both a look forward and a look back Nicolas Reyes says of “Samba Samba,” the lead single of SAVOR FLAMENCO, that “it’s a song very much from our early years—it was written for parties, sun, joy, and beaches” The Gipsy Kings have spent a remarkable two-and-a-half decades at the top, in a category that’s all their own Yet in those occasional periods when they aren’t touring, the band members still live with their families in the south of France, the area that defined their identities and their sound Each time, they return to their isolated enclave, and then recreate the experience of immigrants coming to a new land Certainly, their lives are different from those of their ancestors, but something fundamental still remains; as they continue to travel the world, absorbing new cultures and styles, this mobility, curiosity, and adaptation drives their music ever forward And as active as this remarkable collective remains, they are also looking to what the longer-term future will hold for the Gipsy Kings—and for the family bonds that define the group “Even though it’s been 25 years, we want to keep on making new music because it’s our life, it’s who we are,” says Nicolas Reyes “But I think there will be a time when we pass down the Gipsy Kings to our sons” TWITTER: https://twittercom/realgipsykings TWITTER: https://twittercom/connorfkennedy

  • Tony Vega Band
    Tony Vega Band
    Tony Vega Band
    05-23-2015 - 05-23-2015
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents the Tony Vega Band Founded in 1997, the Tony Vega Band has become one of the premiere independent ryhthm & blues acts in the world This hot Texas act has forged their own brand of red hot ryhthm & blues infused rock n’ roll Making the band’s sound especially unique is Vega’s relentlessly soulful guitar work and one of the most unique velveteen voices to come out of Texas in years The hard driving, hip-shaking rumble is powered by longtime TVB drummer Jeremy “Honeyboy” Pierce and seasoned Gulf coast blues veteran Larry “Lownote” Johnson Find out what the buzz is all about! Photo: Sarah Austin Photography