This weekend  June 14th - 16th, 2019
Published Wednesday 6/12/2019 10:11 AM

     This weekend it’s one of radio's mass appeal groups from the 90's on a summer tour that will bring them to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.
     It's Hootie and the Blowfish’s "Group Therapy Tour". The tour is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their release Cracked Rear View album.
     Jim Sonefeld was asked last week when the group played Palm Beach, by the Palm Beach, Why call this the Group Therapy Tour. "It’s funny! (Laughs) It fits the mood of what we intend to share, which is that you get together, you talk about stuff, you sing some, you dance some and solve the world’s problems. And you let off some steam."
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     Did you know that salsa music man Ruben Blades has an international law degree from Harvard University?
     The Panamanian singer, songwriter and character actor is most noted for his Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres.
     Blades with the Jazz Houston Orchestra make their way to Bayou Place's Revention Music Center t.his weekend (Friday, June 14, 2019)
Music critics say Blades as a song writer brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and politically inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating "thinking persons' (salsa) dance music". Blades has written dozens of hit songs, including "Pedro Navaja" and "El Cantante" (which became Héctor Lavoe's signature song). He has won eight Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards.
 . . . more Ruben Blades click here

Rich Asians (Movie Night)
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Friday 6/142019 8:30pm
6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX  (map)
     Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse – Nick’s disapproving mother. Applauded for bringing attention to the issue of cultural representation in major films, Crazy Rich Asians dominated the 2018 awards cycle. for more info, or call 281.373.3386.

     It all started for Ritter, creating music that is, back when he says as a teenager hearing Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" on his parents' copy of Nashville Skyline. Ritter says attempted to write songs on a lute that his father had built eventually abandoning the lute and buying his first guitar at K-Mart in the small country town of Moscow, Idaho.
     Ritter makes his way to The Heights Theatre in Northwest Houston this weekend.
     His new music is called "Fever Breaks". The singer/songwriter says he had an obligation to address current events with his songwriting. With that Ritter also has noted being a new father has also influenced his creativity. Ritter recently gave an interview to David McClister of Charlottesville, VA's The Daily
 . . .more Josh Ritter 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.  The performances start May 31st through June 30th, 2019.
     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

     Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty-One Pilots make their way to Houston's Toyota Center next weekend (Friday, June 21, 2019). The duo continue their Bandito Tour through the Bayou City with it scheduled to wrap-up at Germany's Lollapalooza Berlin.
     It all started for Twenty One Pilots in 2009 eventually being named Best Pop Duo/Group at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards eight years later.
     The duo is best known for the singles "Stressed Out", "Ride", and "Heathens".
 . . . more Twenty One Pilots click here

      The Rolling Stones have not played Houston in over a decade. This July, the iconic rock band make their way to NRG Stadium.
     The voice/showman behind the group,  lead singer Mick Jagger pushing well into his 70's had some health issues recently. Jagger underwent a heart procedure to replace a valve, prompting the Rolling Stones to postpone their North American leg of their No Filter Tour.
     The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States back in 1964 and were identified with the rebellious counterculture of the 60s. The band's sound was rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers, but found success with their own material; songs such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Paint It Black" became international hits.
 . . .more Rolling Stones click here

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