This weekend  June 28th - 30th, 2019
Published Wednesday 6/17/2019 10:50AM

     This weekend (Friday 6/28/2019) Patrick Monahan (lead vocals), Luis Maldonado (guitar), Hector Maldonado (bass, vocals), Jerry Becker (keyboards, guitar), Sakai Smith (backup vocals), and Nikita Houston of  the rock groupTrain make their way The Woodlands. Drummer Drew Shoals left the band in January of this year to return to practicing law with Matt Musty joining the band for this summer tours.
      This tour is centered around the band releasing its Greatest Hits album. This tour started months ago and recently the guys played Phonix, AZ.
 . . . more Train click here

     This musical, Pride &Joy -The Marvin Gaye Musical, chronicles the life and music of crooner and native Washingtonian (DC) Marvin Gaye and how his love affair with the Motown founder, Barry Gordy’s older sister, Anna Gordy Gaye, changed music history forever.
     The play was in Chicago, ILL last weekend, it makes its way to The Wortham Center this weekend (June 26th-30th, 2019).
     “This story speaks a lot on the emotion of Marvin Gaye and his love affair with music and how that all coincides with his love affair with Anna Gordy Gaye, and how it changed the world musically, because that relationship, within itself, changed the paradigm of music so to speak,” Chae Stephen, who plays the older Marvin Gaye in the musical said to, the Washington DC black newspaper.
     The play was in the Washington DC area a the National Theatre the early part of May 2019.
 . . . more Pride & Joy The Marvin Gaye Music click here

The musical adaptation of the 1992 animated film, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, was nominated for five 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The road show, Aladdin - The Musical, makes its way to the Hobby Center for nearly a month long of performances.
     From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
 . . .more Aladdin The Musical click here

      Pop/Rap singer/songwriterJon Bellion makes his way to Bayou Place and Live Nation's Revention Music Center this weekend with his "Glory Sound Prep Tour". Bellion ownes his success for putting him on the popular music scene to Face Book. Bellion's first mixtape, Scattered Thoughts Vol. 1 was released in early 2011 on his Facebook page and reached over 11,000 downloads. Bellion composes and produces all of his own music.
 . . .more Jon Bellion click here

     Anita Baker on her Farewell Tour series makes her way to Sugarland this weekend , Sunday, June 30, 2019. This is the postponed sold out concert from May 10, 2019.[Note: Tickets still can be purchased from Ticket - a market re-sale associate of Houston's Weekend Planning Guide]
When Baker played the Big Apple's Radio City Music Hall, the venue reported," Anita Baker’s back to back sold out concerts had every single ticket pickup up at the box office, - an extremely rare occurrence in our venue’s almost 100-year history.”
     Baker is regarded as one of the most popular singers of soulful romantic ballads during the height of the quiet storm period of contemporary R&B in the 80s. She has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album. Her vocal range is contralto.
 . . .more Anita Baker click here

     The Alley Theatre this summer is presenting Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers on their Hubbard Stage. The theatre groups closes out their 20118-19 season with this production.  This their last weekend performacne.
     Ludwig a prolific playwright has created numerous works and has earned two Olivier Awards, three Tony Award nominations, two Tony Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the Edwin Forest Award, the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and an honorary doctorate from York University. In 2014, Ludwig won a Falstaff Award for his book "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare" in the category of "Best Book, Publication, or Recording".
     Ludwig on his web portal describes his adaptation, which was commissioned by the Bristol Old Vic in England, is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor.
 . . .more Three Musketeers click here

     New movies this weekend worth taking a look at to check out is the horror flick Annabelle Comes Home. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. Yesterday is clever way to look at if we didn't get the music creativity of the rock group The Beatles, but we did get the music from another being. Hummm. The Last Whistle based on a true story of holding a football coach accountable for the deak of one of his high school player. Finally in limited openings their is OPHELIA. Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, OPHELIA is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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