Friday November 9th, 2018
The Secret Group
Friday 11/9/2018 7:00 PM
The entertainer who raps in both English and French language started his social media performance in 2013. Lucas increased his fame and relevance by uploading comic videos and those of his of his rap creations on Vine.
Broadening his reach, he also launched a YouTube channel where he now uploads more rap videos. The venture proved to be more successful than the results he got while on Vine. With over one million viewership and subscription on his channel respectively, Lucas is known for many hit YouTube videos like I Just Wanna, Every time I Roll Up, My Lil Shawty, Feel My Pain and Every time I Roll Up. While on Vine, he had about 450,000 followers.
Friday 11/9/2018 8:00 PM
The Austin, Texas native Frost developed his eclectic style of music by playing in various projects throughout his teen years. He started playing shows at 12 with Austin artists like bluegrass and gypsy jazz fiddler Ruby Jane and Bob Schneider. After hearing musicians like Erykah Badu and D'Angelo in his late teens, Frost began incorporating hip-hop elements into his blues-inspired stylings, interested in the idea of combining modern rhythms with classic vintage tones in his music. He played with several bands, including Joy Ride (a rock group) and Blues Mafia. However, in the winter of 2010, he was introduced to hip-hop MC Kydd. The rapper enlisted Frost to make hooks for his songs, an invitation that Frost was hesitant to accept at first. He explained, "I liked hip-hop but didn't think anybody wanted me to be a part of that," though he admitted that, ultimately, Kydd "was the catalyst of me moving into the worlds of R&B and hip-hop.
Earlier this week he opend for 21-Pilots @ Toyota Center
The Heights Theatre
Friday 11/9/2018 8:00 PM
Foster grew up in two worlds – herding cattle on horseback at his grandfather’s East Texas ranch in the summers and hunkering over a transistor radio in West Texas hometown, listening to border radio. “My house in Del Rio was a mile from Mexico, so I heard everything growing up – from country to conjunto.” That hybrid of influences may be why Foster’s always been tough to categorize; his first success was with the seminal country/cowpunk duo Foster & Lloyd, whose first single, “Crazy Over You,” went straight to #1. His subsequent solo albums told tales through a honky tonk lens and yielded enduring hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins.”
“Telling stories is embedded and ingrained in my DNA” says Foster. “My grandfather was a cowboy raconteur and a storyteller. He didn’t sing songs, but he sure told stories around the campfire. There’s a long, long history of yarn spinning in Texas, and I like to think I come from that tradition.”
Houston Grand Opera Presents
Performances nowthru November 11, 2018
This two hour and fiftheen minute performance of Pucini's La Boheme at Wortham Center is the great love story imagined by its creator.
La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.
It is interesting to note here, the world premiere of La bohème was in Turin in 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini; its U.S. premiere took place the following year, 1897, in Los Angeles.
In 1946, fifty years after the opera's premiere, Toscanini conducted a commemorative performance of it on the radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. A recording of the performance was later released by RCA Victor on vinyl record, tape and compact disc. It is the only recording ever made of a Puccini opera by its original conductor.
La bohème is based on Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème, a collection of vignettes portraying young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. Although usually called a novel, it has no unified plot. Like the 1849 play by Murger and Théodore Barrière, the opera's libretto focuses on the relationship between Rodolfo and Mimì, ending with her death. Also like the play, the libretto combines two characters from the novel, Mimì and Francine, into the single character of Mimì. Early in the composition stage Puccini was in dispute with the composer Leoncavallo, who said that he had offered Puccini a completed libretto and felt that Puccini should defer to him. Puccini responded that he had had no idea of Leoncavallo's interest and that having been working on his own version for some time, he felt that he could not oblige him by discontinuing with the opera. Leoncavallo completed his own version in which Marcello was sung by a tenor and Rodolfo by a baritone. It was unsuccessful and is now rarely performed.
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Texas Renaissance Festival
Now thru November 25, 2018
It's that time of year, The Texas Renaissance Festival is doing its annual Fall thing. The festival will be doing themed weekends throughout its run.
“We really strive to
bring new offerings
to the festival,”
General Manager, Terre Albert
The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) started in 1974 at an old strip-mining site. The festival owners say it's "the nation’s largest Renaissance theme park." The festival sits on 55 acres of land in Todd Mission, Texas and has over 200 acres of camping facilities. The festival is regularly attended by thousands annually.
The festival reported last year the festival had over half a million attendees, General Manager Terre Albert is excited this year's crowds will be even larger.
“We really strive to bring new offerings to the festival,” Albert said. “We want to make sure our returning patrons have a reason to keep coming back and also show our new guests why they should keep coming to the festival.” told the Community Impact.com.
TRF features nearly 500 costumed actors who perform on 25 stages. Its 350 on-site shops include: international food purveyors; unique artisans; merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of performers walking among the guests; and the Queen's Royal Finale (fireworks if weather permits) at dusk.
The Joust is performed by the Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre and is said to be an accurate reenactment of a medieval joust, featuring authentic weapons, costumed horses, and armored knights. Other performances at the festival include acts designed for mature audiences only; as well as for youngsters. Staple performances include The Birds of Prey show, a highly praised free-flying bird show including hawks, owls, vultures, and eagles, the Fire Whip Show, the Clan Tynker Family Circus, and the School of Sword.
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