Friday 11/8/2019 8:00 PM
It was 1986 when the pop latin group Mana came about with its first album, Falta Amor released four years later. Mana the Mexican pop rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco make their way to Houston's Toyota Center. Maná is considered the most successful Latin American band of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros. Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, nineteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards.
Music critis have noted and its obvious if your're a fan. The groups songs have political inspirations or declarations. The liner notes for "Me Voy a Convertir en Un Ave," on the album Sueños Líquidos, for example, notes that the song is "inspired by the book Pedro y el capitán by Mario Benedetti and dedicated to all those who, for defending an ideal of justice, are persecuted or find themselves imprisoned. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation communities for peace and dignity."
Hands of Liberace
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Renowned pianist Dr. Philip Fortenberry brings his masterful piano playing, exciting storytelling and beautiful music in “The Hands of Liberace,” a concert in celebration of Liberace’s iconic legacy. The audience can expect to hear Fortenberry with his “flying fingers” share personal stories surrounding his life story, beginning as a child pianist at age four in rural Mississippi to becoming a sought-after on the Great White Way. He’ll reveal the privilege of being selected by producer Steven Soderbergh as the hand/body double for actor Michael Douglas’ Emmy-winning performance in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra.”
He’ll speak of Liberace’s influence on his career as a pianist since much of his own repertoire parallels his pianistic style. While performing over 300 performances at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas in his critically-acclaimed one man show, “Liberace and Me,” he met many of Liberace’s fans, friends and industry colleagues. Fortenberry will perform a myriad of classical selections, including Liberace’s famous arrangements of “Nola” and “Chopsticks.” The concert will feature multi-media highlights of Liberace’s career, supported by the Liberace Foundation of the Performing and Creative Arts. Houston area native and special guest singer Kristen Hertzenberg, best known for her role as Christine in “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” will also perform during the concert. Go to www.milleroutdoortheatre.com for more info, or call 281.373.3386.
Fri Nov 8, 2019 7pm – 9:30pm
and Kate Flannery
Two Lost Souls
Society for the Performing Arts -- Dynamic duo Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery will fill the Cullen Theater with music and laughter during their cabaret and comedy special, Two Lost Souls. Glee’s Jane Lynch and The Office’s Kate Flannery will entertain the audience with a combination of their comedic timing, singing chops and witty banter. Tickets at 713.227.4SPA or www.spahouston.org
Fri Nov 8, 2019 8pm – 10:30pm
501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX
Houston Symphony Pops
The Empire Strikes Back
Led by Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke, the Symphony is screening the full iconic sci-fi film giving Houston audiences an unforgettable cinematic experience of hearing John Williams' score performed live by the full complement of a major symphony orchestra. Renowned for his film work, Williams wrote and conducted the soundtrack for Star Wars, which many consider one of the greatest in film history. In addition to reprising iconic themes from A New Hope like those associated with Luke and Leia, the score to The Empire Strikes Back introduced to the world the menacing, militant Imperial March.
Luke Skywalker trains with Master Yoda and learns a shocking truth about Darth Vader in this critically acclaimed second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy. The action unfolds on the giant screen at Jones Hall while you experience every note of John Williams’ masterful score, live. Tickets at 713.224.7575 or www.houstonsymphony.org
Fri Nov 8, 2019 8pm – 10:30pm
615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
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