This weekend May 24th-26th, 2019
Published Monday 5/20/2019 10:26 AM
Dancin in the Street Motown
and More Revue @Miller Outdoor Theatre
Ari Lennox @HOB Houston
This Memorial Day weekend Miller Outdoor Theatre, once again presents Dancin' In the Street Motown and More Review. The park theatre says we should, "Be thrilled this Memorial Day weekend by the sounds of classic Motown hits, featuring an ensemble of soul singers, funky dancers, and the Bacement Soul Orchestra!"
Miller has been presenting this R&B music showcase for over 20-years. Perhaps it's because the music label Motown had so many crossover artists. Their music may have started on R&B radio but quickly crossed over to pop stations (Top 40 radio).
Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American–owned label that achieved significant crossover success.
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Ari Lennox moves "Shea Butter Baby Tour" into Houston's House of Blues at GreetStreet this weekend after opening in the art deco El Rey theatre in the Miracle Mile area of the Mid-Wilshire region in Los Angeles, California, last week.
Ari Lennox humbly describes her own voice as "vulnerable but soulful; imperfect but pretty." Referencing her artistry she says, "Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things, I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness." Ari Lennox names Ella Fitzgerald, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Bilal, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, and Minnie Riperton as her biggest influences. In an interview with The Fader, she mentioned her admiration of Kanye West and how she found multiple other artists through him. The Gateway described Ari Lennox's sound as "successfully blends individual slices of classic Motown, modern R&B, and new-age soul into one seamless product."
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This weekend at St. George's Theatre, its the riveting performance of The God Committee with the A.D. Players. The moment arrives. A heart is available for a transplant and is in transit to the St. Patrick’s Hospital. There is a list of available prospects, but who gets the heart? Told in real time, The God Committee gives us an exciting peek into the deliberation process of the Heart Transplant Selection Committee and how our own prejudices, opportunities, and experiences can impact our view of the world - with unbelievably dire consequences.
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This Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer says the travel industry and this summer the concert everyone (at least over 35) has been waiting for are The Rolling Stones @ NRG Stadium.
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.
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