This weekend May 10th-12th, 2019
Published Thursday 5/9/2019
Updated Saturday 5/11/2019 10:41 AM

ComicPalooza Houston,
80's Quiet Storm Diva Anita Baker
and Aaron May @HOB Houston

     What a week guys.  The heavy rains that usually flood here in the Greater Houston area is just putting us all on edge, with some television broadcasters telling us how bad it may get. I use to be one of them (television producer) and sometimes it isn't as real as it may appear.  But, we have to take it seriously.  They really don't know what's going to happen. Its why we call it a forecast.  It's the science that directs us or is it ratings? Humm...
       Our national headline this week; it is now official, “We are now in a constitutional crisis,” Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday (5/9/2019) after a vote to recommend the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress.
     Here are our weekend event and entertainment picks guys.
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     ComicPalooza Houston has come a long way since its first inception back in 2008.The event took place in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The Dark Night was the superhero film dejour.
     The event organizers describes themselves, "as a unique, multi-format pop culture event featuring more than 1,000 hours of diverse, interactive programming that spans across Comic Books, Gaming, Films, Anime, Cosplay, Literature, Maker’s Space, Children’s Programming and Entertainment.
     ComicPalooza has received so much national attention, ESPN will present the Collegiate Esports Championships (CEC) this year at the even. The event held qualifiers hosted by Collegiate StarLeague and Tespa and will show off collegiate talent in the heart of Houston starting on May 10th.
 . . .more ComicPalooza click here

    Anita Baker on her Farewell Tour series makes her way to Sugarland this weekend May 10, 2019.
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

     Alief's own Aaron May makes his way to LiveNation's House of Blues this weekend in their Bronze Peacock room.
Last year when his "Ride" video was poasted the web portal described May as a rap artist, "who uniquely blends old-school rap flow with a new-school sound and look. His first track and corresponding visual in “Ride” is a smooth jam that speaks on his life, his friends, his bitches, his vices and more. The visual itself, directed by Erik Ponce, shows Aaron May strolling around his town, riding on some bikes with the squad and posting up with his homies smoking a blunt. All the meanwhile, it’s an entertaining visual giving us some insight on what life looks like from the eyes of Aaron May.
May recently was interviewed by Brandon Caldwell of the popCulture website talking about how it was growing up in Alief. Alief is a community partially annexed by the City of Houston, and partially unincorporated.
 . . .more Aaron May click here



     The musical Miss Saigon premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, back in 1989, closing after 4,092 performances in 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on April 11, 1991, and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.  This weekend the touring road company will be at Houston's Hobby Center.
     Prior to the opening of the 2014 London revival, it was claimed that Miss Saigon had set a world record for opening day ticket sales, with sales in excess of £4m (over 5-million US dollars) reported.

     The musicalis based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.
 . . .more Miss Saigon click here


Next Weekend

     The story of the Dave Matthews Band is one that can only happen in America with our pop culture media fascination. This weekend they perform here in The Woodlands.
    Here is how they happened. Songwriter David John Matthews, working in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a bartender at Miller's bar in 1990, became a friend of a lawyer, Ross Hoffman. Hoffman convinced the usually reserved Matthews to record a demo of the few songs he had written. Hoffman hoped Matthews could shop the songs in order to find other musicians to perform on some studio work with him. Hoffman encouraged Matthews to approach Carter Beauford, a local drummer in Charlottesville. Beauford had been in several bands and was playing on a jazz show on BET (Black Entertainment Television).
 . . . more Dave Matthews Band click here

     Palestine, Texas native, Kolby Cooper makes his way to the Bayou City in Armadillo Place this weekend,
Friday May 17, 2019.
      In a recent interview with Tarleton State University's student news paper Copper had to say, “My heroes to me are my dad, Waylon Jennings and the guys from Cross Canadian Ragweed,” Cooper said. “Because my dad introduced me to Texas music and Waylon has been my favorite since I can remember listening to music and Ragweed was the first Texas/Red Dirt band I got into. Those three are the one of the main reasons I do what I do.”
 . . .more Koby Cooper click here

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