Hedwig and the Angry Inch

This afternoon, I went to The Tobin Center to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 


Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 1998 musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German genderqueer singer.


The show starred,  Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton and Hannah Corneau.

The show was amazing. The music, the acting, the set and the band was amazing. 


I didn’t know anything about the play and I just sat in wonder wayching everything. 

One of my favorite things about the show was the bass player, Matt Duncan (the one with the green hair.)

He was to cool place not the bass and singing background. 

I was going back and forth on if I wanted to see this show, but I finally defended to buy a ticket. And I’m so glad I did. 

I really want to see it again, just to catch what I missed.

So, I’ve already downloaded the Broadway soundtrack. Saw a couple of YouTube videos.

Now, I have to pget class the next show I’m going to see. 

Elvis Lives

The other night I went to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio to see “Elvis Lives.”

Elvis LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis Presley’s life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. The show features champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a full, on-stage band, and even an “Ann-Margret” joining in on a “Viva Las Vegas” segment! audiences “Can’t Help Falling In Love”® with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

I had a great seat, Left Orchestra Center, Row B, Seat 101 on the aisle. 

The show was amazing. It was the story of Elvis through the years. 

My favorite part of the night was when “The Movie Years” Elvis sang my All-time favorite Elvis song… “If I Could Dream.” 

Here are some pictures I took and the cast of the show (taken from the website: http://www.elvislivestour.com. 


DEAN Z , THE EARLY YEARS & THE COMEBACK SPECIAL

2013 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest​​

Dean has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From his early days in Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has repeatedly shown why he is one of the best in the business today. Dean became an accomplished musician during his youth and took off for Las Vegas, at 17. Throughout the next 13 years, Dean performed in Vegas, and has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean soon earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Missouri, where he currently performs two shows a day. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.


JAY DUPUIS , THE MOVIE YEARS

2014 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest

Jay was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. At the early age of three, his mom put on a record of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’. As he listened, his eyes lit up and his hips started to move as he smiled with excitement. Begging his mom to play it over and over, Jay became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. At the age of 4, Jay got his first taste of live performing, he would put on white pants and a white dress shirt to mimic a jumpsuit, flip up his collar, pretend he was Elvis and put on shows in his parents living room for family and friends. Elvis has always been one of the biggest influences in his life and entertaining career. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. He considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Jay was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the best Elvis tribute artist in the world of 2014 and is honored to hold the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship.


BILL CHERRY, THE CONCERT YEARS

2009 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Bill Cherry is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner from 2009. The Collinsville, Ill. native is the son of a Pentecostal minister, which helped develop Cherry’s deep-rooted love of southern gospel music at a young age. A life-long fan of Elvis Presley, Cherry has been keeping the King of Rock n’ Roll’s memory and music alive since 1989. With his award-winning performances specializing in the concert years, Cherry has entertained and touched the hearts of countless fans. “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true,” said Cherry.

I’m so glad I went to see the show. 

Long Live Elvis. 

Mamma Mia!

The other night I had the chance to see Mamma Mia! at The Tobin Center. 

It’s the show Farewell Tour and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of seeing it at one of my favorite places. 

All I can say is WOW! What a show. 

I love ABBA, I liked the movie, so I was really looking forward to a good show. And I wasn’t disappointed. 

Right from the opening note, it was amazing. 

If you don’t know anything about the play, here’s a little snippet of what it’s about. 

The long-running Broadway musical Mamma Mia!, which ended its New York run earlier this season, has announced that it is embarking on a “final farewell tour” in the 2016-17 season that will hit some 30 cities across North America.

The show, which is built around the songs of ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, closed on Broadway September 12, 2015, after a 14-year run. It is still playing in London’s West End, continuing an 18-year run.

But my most favorite part of the play was the music. There is just something about ABBA music that makes you happy. 

Here is the list of music that the sang and danced to. Not only on the stage, but in my chair. 

  1. Overture/Prologue
  2. Honey, Honey
  3. Money, Money, Money
  4. Thank You For The Music
  5. Mamma Mia
  6. Chiquitita
  7. Dancing Queen
  8. Lay All Your Love On Me
  9. Super Trouper
  10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  11. The Name Of The Game
  12. Voulez-Vous
  13. Entr’acte
  14. Under Attack
  15. One Of Us
  16. S.O.S.
  17. Does Your Mother Know
  18. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  19. Our Last Summer
  20. Slipping Through My Fingers
  21. The Winner Takes It All
  22. Take A Chance On Me
  23. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  24. I Have A Dream

My favorite songs would be:

  • Lay All Your Love On Me
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Waterloo

I’m going old school on the video.

https://youtu.be/sNVzitkT7gM

I’m so glad that I went to see the play. 

Now, I’m off to watch the movie on my phone. 

Happy Birthday

As y’all could tell, I kind of like my birthday.

I had a great day. My birthday party at Dave & Buster’s (that’s where all 50 year old’s have their birthdays) was a blast. I had family and friends there to celebrate with me.

This is what I posted on Facebook. I had so many birthday posts… My Cup Runneth Over!

To all my family and friends who wished me birthday wishes, I am overwhelmed with your kindness. I had a great day and y’all were a part of it. I’m stealing this from my Prima, Rose Thorne. “Get ready for the best and next part of your life! Bring it on!” 

And this was and my friend’s Amand and Randy card: 
“May each day bring you one step closer to being all you want to be.”
Love to everyone! #TruelyBlessed ❤

Three Concerts in Five Days

Boy, I haven’t done three concerts in five days since my days of working at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

But this past week, I did!

While I was in Las Vegas, I saw Donny and Marie at the Flamingo Hotel and the Jersey Boys at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. Then on Tuesday night, I saw Duran Duran at The Tobin Center (2nd time this year).

I couldn’t take pictures at the shows in Las Vegas, so I am borrowing them from the Internet. But the I took the pictures from the Duran Duran concert.

Donny and Marie at the Flamingo Las Vegas

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Jeremy Lyverse/Review-Journal Marie and Donnie Osmond perform inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

 

Jersey Boys at the Paris Las Vegas

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Duran Duran at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, Texas

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I think I am done with going to shows or concerts for a couple of weeks. But if there is a show that comes up that I want to see… I’ll be there.

 

 

Culture Club in Concert

Back in March, I got an e-mail the Culture Club was going to be in concert at The Tobin Center in San Antonio in August. 

Since I’ve never seen Culture Club and I love seeing shows at The Tobin Center, I brought a ticket. Stage left, Row B, Seat 8 (my third time at the same seat.)

So tonight I went to the concert and was looking forward to hearing songs from when I was growing up.

I was not disappointed. Right from the very beginning, everyone was singing and dancing and having fun. 

The band sounded great. Boy George has an amazing voice. It was such a great show. 

Here is the set list from the show:

  • “Church of the Poison Mind”
  • “It’s a Miracle”
  • “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”
  • “Move Away”
  • “Everything I Own” (Bread cover)
  • “Black Money”
  • “Time (Clock of the Heart)”
  • “Like I Used To”
  • “Different Man”
  • “Miss Me Blind”
  • “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”
  • “Victims”
  • “More Than Silence”
  • “The War Song”

Encore

  • “Karma Chameleon”
  • “Get It On”

My favorite songs were: “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “Karma Chameleon”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and “It’s a Miracle.”

Here are some of the pictures from where I was sitting. I had a really great seat. 

Beside watching a great concert, through Facebook, I found out that a former co-worker was there with his wife. I had not seen him in almost 10 years (just messages on Facebook). So it was nice seeing him. We’re going to have to have a mini-reuinion with other co-workers. 

And 2nd, I was sitting next to this nice gentleman and his partner. They were older and we’re looking forward to the concert. He was really nice and was just talking and talking. When he left, he gave me a hug and said that I was nice and he wished he could have talked to me some more. 

How nice is that? A stranger see that in you and let’s you know. How special is that. It made my night even better. 

Now, waiting for the next concert at The Tobin Center… Duran Duran in September. 

Places to Eat in San Antonio

Here’s a short list of some of the restaurants that I want to eat at in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Magnolia Pancake Haus
  • Earl Abel’s Restaurant
  • The Guenther House
  • Big Lou’s Pizza
  • Pasha Mediterranean Grill

These are all places that I have not been to yet.

I’ll post when I make it to these restaurants.

Bon Appétit!

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