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  • Anthony Hamilton (with special guest Leela James): Home For The Holidays Tour
    Anthony Hamilton (with special guest Leela James): Home For The Holidays Tour
    Anthony Hamilton (with special guest Leela James): Home For The Holidays Tour
    11-29-2014 - 11-29-2014
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price $65 <strong><span style="background-color:#ffd700">Ultimate VIP Experience</span></strong> Give the Ultimate Gift of Entertainment! Our packages would be a great surprise for a Christmas, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or wedding gift Surprise your loved ones, honor an employee, friend, or be a little selfish and give YOURSELF this gift Wouldn&rdquo;t everyone you know love to experience of great seats and added value offerings while enjoying their favorite performer up close? * 1 pair Front Row (AA) tickets (subject to availability) * VIP Entrance - No waiting in line * $50 credit for food and drinks * Souvenir VIP Badge * Parking Pass - See more at: <a href="http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf">http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf</a> 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/events/11214-anthony-hamilton-leela-james-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
    Start Time(s): 8:00 PM
    Arena Theatre presents Anthony Hamilton with special guest Leela James Grammy® Award winner Anthony Hamilton will embark on an intimate 17-city tour around the release of his first ever Christmas album, Home For The Holidays available on October 21, 2014 via RCA Records The tour will commence on, Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Dallas, Texas, and will end in Wallingford, Connecticut, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 While on tour, Anthony will perform some of his classic hits, primarily focusing on his critically acclaimed holiday release The holiday themed LP will include six original tracks including, "Spend Christmas With You," "Coming Home" and "'Tis The Season" The 14-track album will also feature appearances from Grammy® Award winner Chaka Khan, Grammy® nominated Gavin DeGraw and singer-songwriter maven ZZ Ward With his signature voice and harmonious presence, Anthony Hamilton croons his way through some of the season's most beloved holiday classics, providing soulful renditions of "Little Drummer Boy," "Away In A Manger" and "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto" Home For The Holidays features production from Grammy® nominated producer Kelvin Wooten, Grammy® Award winners The Avila Brothers, Mark Pellizzer and Alex Tanas of the hit band Magic! The euphonious production is paired with original songwriting and arrangements from Hamilton, in addition to two members of Anthony Hamilton's band, Kenneth Leonard Jr and Corey "2E" Williams II With fans and editors patiently waiting to see Anthony on tour, when it comes to being on the road for Home For The Holidays, Hamilton is: "Happy to be able to be on tour and in such intimate settings, to be able to connect with my fans Having an emotional connection to this project was essential, I want my fans to be moved by the music and associate each song with a time where no other feeling mattered but love This album and tour are for people who love good music" Home For The Holidays is Anthony's most recent project since his Grammy® nominated album, Back To Love Anthony has released a total of four studio albums spawning hit singles as, "Charlene," "Can't Let Go," "The Point Of It All" and "Pray For Me" In addition, Anthony has collaborated with such artists as Nas, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Tupac, Josh Turner and John Rich (of Big & Rich) to name a few In 2008, Hamilton collaborated with Al Green on the song "You've Got The Love I Need," earning the pair a Grammy® for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance in 2009 Hamilton has many surprises in store and looks forward to inviting fans to his second home, the stage, during the holidays

  • November Shindig
    November Shindig
    November Shindig
    11-22-2014 - 11-22-2014
    6
    Transcendent Zero Press
    http://transcendentzeropress.org/events/
    Last Concert Cafe - 1403 Nance Street Houston TX 77002
    Admission: $10
    832-523-0191
    Editor@transcendentzeropress.org
    Start Time(s): 7pm
    Transcendent Zero Press presents their November Shindig, Saturday, November 22 at 7pm November Shindig is a totally awesome event that brings two passions together: poetry and music Mystery Loves Company and Gwen Doll and the Somethin Somethins are the featured bands David Cowen, Weasel Patterson, henry 7 reneau, jr, and Gwendolyn Zepeda (Houston's first poet laureate) are the poets There will be books for sale, announcements about future publications and events, and a great time in store!

  • Gente De Zona
    Gente De Zona
    Gente De Zona
    12-19-2014 - 12-19-2014
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price: $35 / $45 / $65 / $85 / $100 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/events/121914-gentedzona-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
    Start Time(s): 8:00 PM
    Arena Theatre presents Gente De Zona Gente de Zona is a Cuban reggaeton group founded by Alexander Delgado in 2000 The group combines the rhythm of traditional forms of Cuban music with reggaeton in order to attract a young audience The group began in 2000 when several rappers met at Alamar, a coastal suburb east of Havana, known as the birthplace of Cuban hip-hop The name of the group, Gente D' Zona, reflects where they came from in Alamar While performing on stage, Gente de Zona establishes close communication with large numbers of young people and with the general public because of their stage performance and quality No doubt they have become one of the most prominent groups of reggaeton in Cuba 2014 holds a year of outstanding success at Gente D'Zone, after recording with Enrique Iglesias for the song "Bailando" which has catapulted into the international arena Their fans gave Gente D' Zona possiblity to break through, especially in the US market, where it is difficult for Cuban artists to share their music

  • Bollywood King Mika Singh
    Bollywood King Mika Singh
    Bollywood King Mika Singh
    11-07-2014 - 11-07-2014
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: $20-$50 (+VIP) Tickets now on sale To purchase tickets please call 713922-7671, 713885-6768 or 713545-4115 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 or 713922-7671
    http://www.arenahouston.com/events/110714-king-mika-sing-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
    Start Time(s): Call for times
    Arena Theatre presents Bollywood King Mika Singh With Rehan Siddiqi and DJ Samia Mika Singh better known as 'The Badshah of Bollywood', is a profilic singer, composer, performer and songwriter and has belted out many chart busters from his private albums and bollywood films He is considered a highly acclaimed musician, and most of all the 'Powerhouse Entertainer' Amongst a wide catalog of smash hits, the prominent ones remain Singh Is King (Singh Is King), Mauja Hi Mauja (Jab We Met), Idn-e-Batuta (Ishqiya), Dhanno (Houseful), Dhinka Chika (Ready), Desi Beat (Body Guard), Subah Hone Na De (Desi Boys), Pungi (Agent Vinod), Ganpat (Shootout at Lokhandwala), Gabru (Album) and Sawan Mein Lag Haye Aag (Album), to name a few

  • Songs of Migrant Workers
    Songs of Migrant Workers
    Songs of Migrant Workers
    11-07-2014 - 11-07-2014
    5
    Project Row Houses
    http://projectrowhouses.org/event/round-41-songs-of-migrant-workers/
    Project Row Houses - 2500 Holman Houston TX 77004
    Admission: FREE
    713-526-7662
    Start Time(s): 7pm
    Project Row Houses presents Songs of Migrant Workers, Friday, November 7 at 7pm Please join us for a special performance and talk with artist Monica Villarreal and musicians Nick Gaitan and Roberto Rodriguez III as they use traditional Mexican conjunto music to create original songs that tell of real life stories of migrant workers This event is part of Monica Villarreal’s Round 41 installation titled Migration is? Migrant workers have played a key role in the development of what we now call the United States As the number of migrant workers from Latin America continues to rise, discourse surrounding these migrations focuses on their value as human beings by treating their bodies as exploitable commodities The intention of Migration is? is to address and reframe this discussion by examining migration from the underrepresented perspective of the migrant Villarreal presents a series of works exploring the experiences of Latin American migrant workers through the use of printmaking, installations, large-scale paintings, and live performances Villarreal analyzes the treatment of migrant works and shift discourse from their worth as commoditized bodies to their intrinsic value as human beings

  • Allard van Hoorn: 021 Urban Songline
    Allard van Hoorn: 021 Urban Songline
    Allard van Hoorn: 021 Urban Songline
    11-18-2014 - 11-18-2014
    2
    Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
    http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/
    Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston - The University of Houston 120 Fine Arts Building Houston TX 77204
    Admission: Free&nbsp;and open to the public
    713-743-2255
    http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/event/performance-allard-van-hoorn-021-urban-songline/
    Start Time(s): 7pm
    Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presents Allard van Hoorn: 021 Urban Songline When we host a traveling exhibition, we often include at least one or two Blaffer-specific components that visitors in other cities won’t see Last year, for example, we commissioned four artworks to accompany our presentation of Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art (One of the artists we commissioned, Miguel Amat, now has his own Blaffer exhibition, Dark Pool Knight Vision, on view through Dec 13) For Buildering: Misbehaving the City, we’re presenting 021 Urban Songline, a performance at 7 pm on November 18 by Dutch artist Allard van Hoorn in collaboration with Houston-based dancers Leslie Scates, Karen Stokes, Teresa Chapman and Becky Valls Van Hoorn is a sound, installation and performance artist collaborating across the disciplines of architecture, design, music, dance and theater This performance is part of his Urban Songlines series of visual, acoustic and spatial scripts and scenarios executed in and around public buildings around the world that investigate our relationship to public space As such, it’s a great fit for our building, which since our 2012 renovation has looked amazing at night Van Hoorn’s Blaffer performance will turn the building into a colorful music box A group of dancers equipped with flashlights will move up, down, and around the staircase and hallways of the museum to create a visual and sonic description of the architecture that is simultaneously recorded, translated into a musical score, and re-interpreted in a live performance that seeks a symbiosis of movement and architecture, of structure and dynamics that allows audiences to listen to the building as well as inhabit it As always, the event is free and open to the public Although we normally close at 5 pm, we’ll stay open late for the performance, so stop by to see the rest of Buildering (or Dark Pool Knight Vision) Our gallery attendants will let you know when it’s time to head outside to watch the building light up Van Hoorn was born on February 29th, 1968 in Leiden, the Netherlands His work has been shown at institutions and events including Istanbul Biennale, ISCP Open Studios November 2014, Art Rotterdam 2014 as Focus Artist, Biennale for Urbanism and Architecture 2013 in Shenzhen, Centro Centro, Madrid, MaCRO, Rosario, Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Center, de Appel arts centre, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Hear it! at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Gwangju Design Biennale, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Gasworks in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, The Moore Space in Miami, Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre (DAZ) in Berlin, the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai and CCCB in Barcelona About the dancers who will help van Hoorn realize 021 Urban Songline: Leslie Scates is a member of Lower Left Performance Collective and works with Sophia Torres, Erin Reck, CORE Performance Company, and Jhon Stronks In June 2014, the Houston Press named Leslie one of Houston’s 100 Top Creatives She teaches Ensemble Thinking, Contact Improvisation and Choreography to performance ensembles, in educational dance programs, and to corporates in collaborative environments She is adjunct faculty at the University of Houston, and is a coordinating committee member for The Texas Dance Improvisation Festival Leslie spent time in Berlin, Germany this summer teaching and performing at Tanzfabrik Festival She attended the Live Legacy Project and studied with Lisa Nelson, Deter Heintkamp and with Eva Karzag Leslie owns a massage therapy practice at Shana Ross Fitness, and recently founded Ink Stringer, a handwritten correspondence service for executives and socials in Houston Karen Stokes has been choreographing original dance theater since 1988 Since 1998, Stokes has created eight evening length productions in addition to over 35 repertory (short program) works Her work emphasizes quirky movement invention, strong rhythmic connections, text, original vocals, and concepts of community Over the last three years, Stokes has branched out into creating video projection as an integrated part of her live theatrical productions Stokes also has created several dance for camera projects, some of which are available online Stokes’ choreography works strongly with setting a time and place, whether imaginary or real Stokes is honored that her company, Karen Stokes Dance, has received recognition through awards, grants, and positive critical acclaim For information about the company: wwwkarenstokesdanceorg  Stokes is grateful for the opportunity to be an active choreographer and an active dance educator She is Professor and Director of Dance at the University of Houston Teresa Chapman is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where she teaches dance technique, aesthetics, dance kinesiology, and pedagogy As a performer in Houston, she has worked exclusively with Karen Stokes Dance and on occasion, she has performed in works by many other Houston-based choreographers In the past, she has danced for various artists in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange), and New York (KDNY) Chapman is also an independent choreographer Her work has been presented at DiverseWorks Art Space, Miller Outdoor Theatre, The Barn Theater, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, the Cunningham Studios in New York City and Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival 2012 Her work has been commissioned by the University of Nebraska, West Virginia University, UC Santa Barbara, and Bucknell University She has received funding from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, multiple internal UH grants, and external funding from Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Project and Fellowship grants to support her work In 2010, she was the recipient of the Ross M Lence Teaching Award for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences In 2011, she was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure ant the University of Houston Chapman received her MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach Chapman continues to produce her work professionally under the title of Chapman Dance on a project-to-project basis As an independent choreographer, Chapman has been producing and presenting her work professionally for nine years Known for her full-bodied, athletic choreography, Chapman is currently focusing on making dances that celebrate the strength and vulnerability of the feminine spirit Becky Valls is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Houston where she teaches dance education, dance history, modern technique, and senior projects She is the director of the UH Young Audiences Touring Company and a recipient of the Ross M Lence Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2013) As an independent choreographer, she produces and choreographs the Memoirs of the Sistahood series – evening-length, multi-disciplinary works based on her large Catholic family, with sculptor Babette Beaullieu of New Orleans, and film maker Deborah Schildt of Anchorage They received a Houston Arts Alliance grant and two National Performance Network Grants to produce/tour Chapter One (2007), Chapter Two: House (2009), Chapter Three: Ave Maria (2011), and Chapter Four: Sacred Trails (2013) As a Teaching Artist for 23 years, Valls designs movement lessons with cross curricular links for elementary schools and conducts professional development workshops for teachers titled, “Creative Dance for the Classroom” She is the director and choreographer of Becky Valls and Company, a performing group with Young Audiences of Houston that tours three dance/science performances titled Dance of the Insects, For the Birds, and Under the Sea Under the Sea is performed by the UH Young Audiences Touring Company, a student dance company that performs for students in K-5th grades She is presently researching embodied learning with UH Charter School through the Science Dance Project The project trains classroom teachers to develop science/dance curriculum for the constructivist school and documents how students construct knowledge of science concepts through dance

  • Dennis DeYoung Performs the Music of STYX
    Dennis DeYoung Performs the Music of STYX
    Dennis DeYoung Performs the Music of STYX
    01-17-2015 - 01-17-2015
    6
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price $25 / $35 <strong><span style="background-color:#ffd700">Ultimate VIP Experience</span></strong> Give the Ultimate Gift of Entertainment! Our packages would be a great surprise for a Christmas, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or wedding gift Surprise your loved ones, honor an employee, friend, or be a little selfish and give YOURSELF this gift Wouldn&rdquo;t everyone you know love to experience of great seats and added value offerings while enjoying their favorite performer up close? * 1 pair Front Row (AA) tickets (subject to availability) * VIP Entrance - No waiting in line * $50 credit for food and drinks * Souvenir VIP Badge * Parking Pass - See more at: <a href="http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf">http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf</a> 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/events/011715-dennis-deyoung-performs-the-music-of-styx-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
    Start Time(s): 8:00 PM
    Arena Theatre presents Dennis DeYoung Performs the Music of STYX DENNIS DEYOUNG is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits His live concert with six piece band showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, BEST OF TIMES, MR ROBOTO plus Classic Rock Anthems RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE, ROCKIN THE PARADISE and more DENNIS is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans…ALL THE CLASSIC HITS…ALL THE MEMORIES…ONE UNFORGETTABLE EVENING…ONE ORIGINAL VOICE

  • LIVE at the Eldorado with Andre Hayward
    LIVE at the Eldorado with Andre Hayward
    LIVE at the Eldorado with Andre Hayward
    12-05-2014 - 12-05-2014
    Project Row Houses
    http://projectrowhouses.org/
    Eldorado Ballroom - 2310 Elgin (@ Dowling) Houston TX 77004
    Admission: $20 online, $25 at the door, $10 students (at door, w/ ID), $50 (concert + Meet &amp; Greet)
    7135267662
    http://projectrowhouses.org/live/
    Start Time(s): December 5, 2014 at 8pm Doors at 7pm
    Project Row Houses (PRH) is pleased to announce the installment of LIVE at the Eldorado, featuring Houston-born and Austin-based musician Andre Hayward LIVE at the Eldorado is a series of concerts presented at the Historic 1939 Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward in an attempt to recapture the energy that resided in the building long ago To help PRH in this aim, all proceeds will go towards the restoration of the building Once considered a cornerstone of the Third Ward community, the Eldorado Ballroom has been recognized as a significant part of history in both the City and State With this recognition, the Eldorado Ballroom was also awarded an official Texas Historical Marker in 2014 Through this series of concerts, PRH hopes to restore the spirit of the Ballroom and its impact on the community by celebrating its rich history as a landmark destination for African-American musicians from the 1940s and into the 1970s The Ballroom launched the careers of numerous musicians and band leaders in addition to hosting legendary performers like Ray Charles and Etta James Joining past performers Milton Hopkins and Jewel Brown, Andre Hayward will continue the Ballroom’s rich tradition by performing on the evening of December 5, 2014 at 8pm Hayward is a gifted trombonist with a sound and clarity reminiscent of the late JJ Johnson With a gospel-tinged approach to jazz, his music refreshes and warms the heats of those he comes in contact with Born in Houston, TX in 1973, Hayward was first exposed to music through his parents, who were both talented musicians Under the tutelage of Leon Schreiber and later Bob Odneal, he began playing the trombone and went on to play at HSPVA under Robert “Doc” Morgan Still, Hayward attributes much of his skill in an ensemble to Conrad O Johnson Since then, he has gone on to perform and record with many acclaimed individuals and groups, including include Joe Williams, Slide Hampton, John Lewis, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gerald Wilson, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Heath, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Illinois Jacquet's Big Band Currently, Hayward is the Jazz Trombone Specialist with the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas

  • Gladys Knight
    Gladys Knight
    Gladys Knight
    01-16-2015 - 01-16-2015
    5
    Arena Theatre
    http://www.arenahouston.com/
    Arena Theatre - 7326 Southwest Freeway Houston TX 77074
    Admission: Price $55 / $65 / $75 <strong><span style="background-color:#ffd700">Ultimate VIP Experience</span></strong> Give the Ultimate Gift of Entertainment! Our packages would be a great surprise for a Christmas, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or wedding gift Surprise your loved ones, honor an employee, friend, or be a little selfish and give YOURSELF this gift Wouldn&rdquo;t everyone you know love to experience of great seats and added value offerings while enjoying their favorite performer up close? * 1 pair Front Row (AA) tickets (subject to availability) * VIP Entrance - No waiting in line * $50 credit for food and drinks * Souvenir VIP Badge * Parking Pass - See more at: <a href="http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf">http://wwwarenahoustoncom/events/ultimate-vip-experience-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/#sthashHsMRRhWddpuf</a> 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/events/011615-gladys-knight-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
    Start Time(s): 8:30 PM
    Arena Theatre presents Gladys Knight The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry This seven-time GRAMMY Award®-winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance In addition to dozens of live performances throughout the year, Knight currently stars in the syndicated sitcom “The First Family,” on BET/CENTRIC, where she plays the mother of the President This fall, Knight will lend her musical expertise again for the second season of CENTRIC’s original series “Apollo Live” Joining judges Doug E Fresh and Michael Bivins, the legendary songstress will give guidance to hopeful contestants each week She is also currently developing several other television projects Other recent television and film credits include the Tyler Perry film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” a cameo on the Emmy Award-winning NBC hit comedy “30 Rock,” the holiday-themed “Holidaze,” her first animated project to which she also contributed a track, among others Knight also appeared as a guest judge on FOX’s smash hit “American Idol,” and performed in the show’s always star-studded finale A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight is devoted to various worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association, for which she is a national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Minority AIDS Project amFAR and Crisis Intervention She has been honored by numerous organizations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and B’Nai Brith, among others

  • Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical show
    Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical show
    Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical show
    11-06-2014 - 11-09-2014
    4
    Houston Community College (Central) Fine Arts Dept
    http://central.hccs.edu/departments/fine-arts-speech--communication/
    Heinen Theatre - 3517 Austin Houston Tx 77004
    Admission: $700, students and seniors, $1000, general admission Cash and checks only, please
    713-718-6570
    Start Time(s): Thursday &ndash; Saturday, November 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 pm&nbsp;
    HCC Central Drama presents Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, written by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr and directed by Kathleen Knight, opening November 6 and running through November 9 in the Heinen Theatre Aint’ Misbehavin’ celebrates the genial genius of Fats Waller and his rowdy, racy tunes, music that captured the anything-goes energy of the roaring ‘20s It’s jazz, its swing, its blues, but all of it jumpin’ and jivin’ with the high spirits and the cheeky humor of Waller hits like “Loungin’ at the Waldorf” and “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love” Waller began his career playing the organ for silent movies, but quickly became known as a gifted composer who could turn out Tin Pan Alley tunes for any performer and any occasion At 24 he was composing and performing the all-black musical revues featured at Harlem hotspots, among them Connie’s Inn and the iconic Cotton Club These revues, with titles like Keep Shufflin’, introduced jazz and jive to white-only audiences and launched the careers of jazz greats, among them Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong “Honeysuckle Rose” debuted as a dance number in the 1929 revue, Load of Coal “Ain’t Misbehavin’” was introduced in a revue, Hot Chocolates, that became the first show on Broadway with an all-black cast Though he went on to make hundreds of recordings, make movies and tour Europe, Waller’s fame endures as the voice of Jazz Age, at once raucous, witty and elegant Perhaps nothing proclaims his legacy clearly as this: when Ain’t Misbehavin’ opened on Broadway in 1978, it ran for 1600 performances

  • Jazz @ Lee College with trombonist Michael Davis
    Jazz @ Lee College with trombonist Michael Davis
    Jazz @ Lee College with trombonist Michael Davis
    11-07-2014 - 11-07-2014
    5
    Lee College
    http://www.lee.edu/
    Lee College Performing Arts Center - 805 West Texas Avenue Baytown TX 77520
    Admission: No tickets are required The concert is free and open to the community
    281-425-6350
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    Over the last 30 years, acclaimed trombonist and composer Michael Davis has toured with the Rolling Stones and worked with legends like Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Sting — and now he will bring his musical talents to the Lee College Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov 7, for the Jazz @ Lee College concert Jazz @ Lee College will begin at 7:30 pm in the main performance hall, and will also feature the college’s own Thursday Night Band and Bayou Big Band The concert is free and open to the community Born in San Francisco, Davis settled on the trombone in high school and attended college at the prestigious Eastman School of Music His big break came in 1983, when he got a call from the Buddy Rich Band asking him to accompany them on tour Three years later, his career as a freelance recording artist began in earnest and Davis quickly developed a reputation as one of the best trombonists in the business In addition to working with the Rolling Stones since 1994, he has also played for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jay-Z, Sarah Vaughan, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon and dozens of other artists As a music educator, Davis has taught workshops and clinics for students around the world and written instructional books and arrangements for musicians at every skill level He is the founder, creator and president of Hip-Bone Music, Inc, through which he maintains his own jazz groups and projects, and the recipient of multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts Davis has released nine solo CDs and composed more than 150 works during his career, and appeared on more than 500 CDs and motion picture soundtracks In 2011, the SE Shires Company introduced the special edition “Michael Davis” trombone in his honor

  • Rolston String Quartet - MFAH/Chamber Music Houston Gallery Concert: Reflections of Monet and the Seine
    Rolston String Quartet - MFAH/Chamber Music Houston Gallery Concert: Reflections of Monet and the Seine
    Rolston String Quartet - MFAH/Chamber Music Houston Gallery Concert: Reflections of Monet and the Seine
    11-16-2014 - 11-16-2014
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    http://www.mfah.org/
    Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building - 5601 Main Street Houston TX 77005
    Admission: This program is free with general admission! Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis Camp stools are provided <strong><a href="http://wwwmfahorg/visit/hours-and-admissions/">ADMISSION EFFECTIVE September 2013</a>:</strong> $15 adults (19+) $10 seniors (65+) $750 students (19+ with ID) Child (12 &amp; under) Free Free admission on Thursdays
    713-639-7300 or 713-348-5400
    lectures@mfah.org
    http://www.mfah.org/calendar/gallery-concert-chamber-music-houston-reflections-/10497/
    Start Time(s): 2:30pm
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with Chamber Music Houston, presents a Gallery Concert: Chamber Music Houston “Reflections of Monet and the Seine” Sunday, Nov 16, at 2:30pm Beck Building, Second Floor The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with Chamber Music Houston, presents this concert in the galleries to complement the exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River A reception to meet the performers from the Rolston String Quartet follows Scheduled Program • Maurice Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No 21 in D major, K 575 (two movements) • Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F major The Rolston String Quartet is the new quartet-in-residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University The Rolston Quartet is comprised of recent graduates from the Colburn Conservatory, the Glenn Gould School, The Juilliard School, and Yale School of Music The quartet takes its name after the Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, the founder and longtime director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre, where the quartet formed in 2013 View Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River before or after the concert This program is free with general admission! Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis Camp stools are provided Pictured: Claude Monet, DETAIL The Seine near Giverny, 1885, oil on canvas, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Museum Appropriation Fund, by exchange

  • BettySoo
    BettySoo
    BettySoo
    12-06-2014 - 12-06-2014
    6
    Anderson Fair
    http://www.andersonfair.net
    Anderson Fair - 2007 Grant Houston TX 77006
    Admission: $1500
    713-528-8576
    http://www.andersonfair.net
    Start Time(s): Our doors open at 8pm and music starts around 9pm
    Anderson Fair presents BettySoo BettySoo is a large talent in a small package Her shows are ever-changing and entertaining - as much for what is said off the cuff between songs as for the songwriting and her breathtaking delivery There's a little gospel, some straight-ahead folk, a bit of twang, a bit of pop, and maybe even a familiar oldie with a new twist Always be ready for a surprise

  • Nikki Hill
    Nikki Hill
    Nikki Hill
    12-05-2014 - 12-05-2014
    5
    Continental Club
    http://www.continentalclub.com/Houston.html
    Continental Club - 3700 Main Street Houston TX 77002
    Admission: Call for ticket information
    7135339525
    http://store.ticketlagoon.com/
    Start Time(s): Call for times
    Continental Club presents Nikki Hill Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her Hill and her band are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that reminds us all why we love rock and roll Nikki’s gritty and raw voice with dynamics that hint of a long-standing career, driving rhythm guitar, and a tight rhythm section take what we music lovers admire about our roots legends, and then push them to the next level that the world of rock and roll has been waiting for Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs at church as a child A stint living in nearby college town Chapel Hill introduced her to many different styles of music and the awareness of music (and more importantly, unique and non-mainstream music) as a possible career After pairing up with her guitar-playing husband Matt Hill, they promptly relocated to St Louis, Missouri, where they have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses! Recently creating a whirlwind of excitement following her impromptu and unscheduled performances at the Viva Las Vegas festival (the largest roots music festival in the United States), Nikki Hill is currently anticipating the release of her first full length recording The self-titled EP that the band has traveled with from state to state and overseas proved with only 4 tunes penned by Hill herself that they have an energy that crosses over many genres, drawing crowds from every avenue at their shows One club advertisement will call Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation”, “amazing R&B shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll” Nikki and the band plan to extensively tour the United States and Europe in 2013 and on, spreading their message of rock ‘n’ roll to believers and new converts everywhere If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned Nikki Hill has arrived! (Photo by Juan Junco and Frank De Blase 2013)

  • Love & Theft: Night That Youll Never Forget Tour
    Love & Theft: Night That Youll Never Forget Tour
    Love & Theft: Night That Youll Never Forget Tour
    12-05-2014 - 12-05-2014
    Firehouse Saloon
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Firehouse Saloon - 5930 SW Freeway and Fountainview Houston TX 77057
    Admission: $20 Presale $25 Day of Show <i>ALL SHOWS ARE 21 AND UP UNLESS NOTED</i>
    281-513-1995
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Start Time(s): 9pm
    The Firehouse Saloon presents Love & Theft: Night That You’ll Never Forget Tour With Joel Crouse and DJ DU ACM, CMA, and CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft, made up of singer/songwriters Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, first hit the scene with their debut single “Runaway” which landed in the top 10 on the Billboard Country Charts They followed it up with their #1 platinum hit, “Angel Eyes,” from their self-titled album from RCA Records Nashville The album also yielded “If You Ever Get Lonely,” “Running Out of Air,” and fan-favorite “Amen” Their latest single, “Night That You’ll Never Forget,” is the first release from their new album due out later this year Celebrated for the distinctive style, sparkling harmonies, and sonic depth, Love and Theft is currently hard at work on their next album with producer Josh Leo (Alabama) and can be seen on tour throughout the country

  • Jackson Taylor and the Sinners
     Jackson Taylor and the Sinners
    Jackson Taylor and the Sinners
    11-26-2014 - 11-26-2014
    3
    Firehouse Saloon
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Firehouse Saloon - 5930 SW Freeway and Fountainview Houston TX 77057
    Admission: $12 Presale $15 Day Of Show <i>All shows are 21 &amp; up unless noted</i>
    281-513-1995
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Start Time(s): 9:00pm
    The Firehouse Saloon presents Jackson Taylor and the Sinners Jackson Taylor tells stories about what he knows — life His lyrics paint tales of lives filled with passion and joy as much as of a life tainted by sorrow and disappointment – his life He sings of heaven and hell, beauty and grit – he sings of real life Combining his real life experiences with old school country elements, and throwing in the flavors of punk and southern rock to create a style all his own, Jackson Taylor continues to break the rules of traditional country music with his straightforward lyrics, “take it or leave it” approach, intense live performances, and the drive and determination of a freight train The end result can not be pigeon holed into any style and can only be rightfully defined as what it is: “Jackson Taylor Music” Billy Joe Shaver summed up it up best when he said, “Jackson’s songs are so real and honest, you know straight off he’s been there and done that He writes and sings like he lives, great songs that I believe will live forever”

  • Bracken Hale Band (Country & Western Dance Night)
    Bracken Hale Band (Country & Western Dance Night)
    Bracken Hale Band (Country & Western Dance Night)
    11-20-2014 - 11-20-2014
    Firehouse Saloon
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Firehouse Saloon - 5930 SW Freeway and Fountainview Houston TX 77057
    Admission: $10 Cover $15 couples at the Door <i>ALL SHOWS ARE 21 AND UP UNLESS NOTED</i>
    281-513-1995
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:00pm <i>Doors open at 5:30</i>
    The Firehouse Saloon presents Bracken Hale Band  (Country & Western Dance Night) Singer-songwriter Bracken Hale's band is based out of Austin and serving up their own brand of country music, dripping with nostalgic fender tones and built upon masterfully crafted songs New and exciting, familiar and classic, this band delivers Guaranteed to wear out your dancing shoes!

  • Chris Knight
    Chris Knight
    Chris Knight
    11-22-2014 - 11-22-2014
    6
    Firehouse Saloon
    http://firehousesaloon.com//
    Firehouse Saloon - 5930 SW Freeway and Fountainview Houston TX 77057
    Admission: $20 Presale $25 Day Of Show <i>ALL SHOWS ARE 21 AND UP UNLESS NOTED</i>
    281-513-1995
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Start Time(s): 9:00 pm
    The Firehouse Saloon presents Chris Knight With Jonny Burke Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much Won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career that’s been hailed as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road”, Knight has always let his music do most of the talking And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say But with his new album Little Victories, Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level His first album of new material in 4 years, Little Victories is a record of blunt honesty, elegiac truths and the raw rural poetry of an artist who’s come into his own and intends to stay And for a performer who’s been compared over the years to Cash, Prine, Earle and Nebraska-era Springsteen, Knight now stands alone as a singer/songwriter that has carved his own idiosyncratic sound and sensibility out of the dirt road American dream Little Victories not only sounds like a Chris Knight album, but the best Chris Knight album yet “I don’t ever get in a big rush about things,” Knight says “I can tour pretty good on what I got I took my time, like I always do Write a song every now and then I don’t like to talk about politics, but I do write what I’m thinking about” And if many of the songs on Little Victories seem to take a hard-eyed look at the current socio-economic climate, Knight – the former strip-mine inspector who still lives in the backcountry coal town of Slaughters, Kentucky (population 200) where he was raised – is upfront about their origins “About 2 years ago, we had a big ice storm here in Slaughters that just devastated the whole area,” he says “We were out of power for close to a month, cooking in the fireplace and living by candlelight to survive Things slowed down to nothing When we were finally able to head into town, we saw lines of cars for miles outside the gas station There were hundreds of people outside the hardware store who had nothing even before the storm hit They weren’t prepared for the situation or for each other I watched their behavior and reactions, and that’s when I started writing a bunch of songs I knew would be a part of this record” Little Victories also marks a reunion with producer Ray Kennedy, who’d engineered and mastered Knight’s seminal Enough Rope and two Trailer Tapes albums and is well known for his work with Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, John Mellencamp and Lucinda Williams “Chris wanted to make this record with his road band,” explains Kennedy “And as we were tracking in the studio, the sounds I was sending back through the headphones were pretty tough and edgy It made everybody crank their amps up higher and dig a little deeper The sound of any record is about attitude and how it goes down, and much of this record went down like a rock record Other than a few overdubs, it’s pretty much recorded 100% live” This organic approach gives the album an acoustic/electric texture that is both urgently gritty and fiercely expressive, with Knight’s twang-rich vocals to match “Chris digs deepest of all on this record,” Kennedy says “It’s the content of his voice as well as the character of the songs And when you listen to this record a few times, you realize there’s a really unique social commentary woven in I think he’s one of our greatest songwriters, period” The album’s 11 songs purely rank among Knight’s finest There’s busted luck in “Lowdown Ramblin’ Blues”, hardcore tenacity in “Nothing On Me” and badtempered love in “You Lie When You Call My Name” (co-written with two-time Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack) Buddy Miller provides guest vocals on the ominous commentary of “In The Mean Time” and the ornery regret of “Missing You” “Jack Loved Jesse” is a raging tale of criminal destiny co-written and featuring blistering electric guitar and vocals by former Georgia Satellite and frequent Knight producer Dan Baird “You Can’t Trust No One” emerges as an unsettling paean to small-town American cynicism and anger, and “The Lonesome Way” is a gut-punch of slide-guitar, violin (courtesy Tammy Rogers of The Steeldrivers, who appears throughout the album) and bullheaded regret The humble acoustic remorse of “Out Of This Hole” is Knight at his most plaintive, and the crushed dreams of “Hard Edges” carry a banjo-tinged melancholy And if the title track not only finds Knight at his most cheerily optimistic (for Chris, at least), it also features vocals from his lifelong musical hero John Prine “When I was 16, I got a John Prine songbook and learned about 40 of his songs,” Knight explains “Used to play them for the kids in study hall at school every day About 20 years later, I finally got to meet him when I opened a few shows for him He asked me to come out and sing “Paradise” as part of his encore, and I got to play the blonde Martin guitar that was on the cover of his first album I sent him “Little Victories” and he liked the song enough to be on it” Chris treasures the moment when the two first listened to the playback of their distinctive twangs rasping joyfully together on the chorus “‘Prine turned to me and said, ‘We sound pretty good together Just like Phil and Don Everly’” So after 15 years, 8 albums and a still uncompromised reputation as one of the best singer/songwriters in America, what has Chris Knight learned from it all? “I’ve learned that I’m pretty lucky to do what I do and make a living at it,” he says “I’m really proud of this record, and it’ll be fun to play these songs live For people who like my music and maybe even for someone hearing me for the first time, I think they’ll find songs on here that mean something to them and they can hang on to I don’t want to talk about it too much, but I think people are gonna be surprised” And for Chris Knight, that’s victory enough

  • Recital and Reception with Tamara Wilson (benefitting MONC Houston District)
    Recital and Reception with Tamara Wilson (benefitting MONC Houston District)
    Recital and Reception with Tamara Wilson (benefitting MONC Houston District)
    11-23-2014 - 11-23-2014
    Metropolitan Opera
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/MONC-Houston-Metropolitan-Opera-National-Council-Houston-District/121976867904745
    First Congregational Church of Houston - 10840 Beinhorn Houston TX 77024
    Admission: $2500 - General Admission <i>Proceeds from this fund-raiser will be used to increase awards to winners at MONC&#39;s Houston District Auditions</i>
    281-455-5777 (Janet Upole)
    Start Time(s): Recital at 2:30pm A Reception follows in the church Assembly Room
    The Metropolitan Opera National Council Houston District presents a Recital and Reception with Tamara Wilson (benefitting MONC Houston District) Sunday, November 23 at 2:30pm at First Congregational Church of Houston Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand finalist soprano Tamara Wilson offers a recital of songs and arias and is accompanied by Joseph Li, pianist  A reception follows Tamara Wilson is a Met National Council Grand finalsit and will make her Met debut as Aida on December 26, 2014  She is a star of Houston Grand Opera (Trovatore, Don Carlos, A Turn of the Screw, and others), Teatro Colon Buenos Aires (Britten's War Requiem, and Argentine Music Critics' "Revelation Prize"), Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse (Les Deux Foscari), and many more Tamara was a winner at HGO's Eleanor McCullom Competition and a member of the HGO Studio  For more information, see her website: http://wwwtamarawilsonsopranocom Joseph Li, pianist, will accompany Ms Wilson  Joseph is classical pianist as well as an accomplished jazz and cabaret performer  He has served as pianist coach at HGO, Wolf Trapp, and Aspen Opera Theater Center  He has been Music Director at the Bar Harbor Music Festival and has performed with Houston Ballet, Houston Chamber Choir He is currently Artis Teacher of Opera Studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and is an alum of the HGO Studio A reception with the artists is included with this event Proceeds from this fund-raiser will be used to increase awards to winners at MONC's Houston District Auditions

  • Charlie Robison
    Charlie Robison
    Charlie Robison
    11-28-2014 - 11-28-2014
    5
    Firehouse Saloon
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Firehouse Saloon - 5930 SW Freeway and Fountainview Houston TX 77057
    Admission: $17 Presale $20 Presale <i>All shows are 21 &amp; up unless noted</i>
    281-513-1995
    http://firehousesaloon.com/
    Start Time(s): 9:00 pm &nbsp;
    The Firehouse Saloon presents Charlie Robison With Special Guest: TBA On first impression, Charlie Robison’s new album suggests a reassuring element of business-as-usual for the bad boy of Bandera Hell, the title alone just about spells it out: High Life, he calls this one, which had to have been a Vegas favorite coming after such previous  Robison albums as Life of the Party (1995), Step Right Up (2001), Good Times (2004) and Beautiful Day (2009) Although not all of the man’s songs are necessarily celebratory in nature, he’s always served them up with a carpe diem shot of devil-may-care vim and vigor And it’s not just the title here that sounds par for his course: In classic, freewheeling Robison fashion, the songs veer wildly all over the Lone Star music map, from rockin’ roadhouse swagger and jaunty Tex-Mex to epic border ballads and gut-wrenching closing-time confessionals

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