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Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

 

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

LGBT Advocates Dolly Parton, Katy Perry Will Perform Duet For The First Time Ever In Las Vegas At The Academy Of County Music Awards Next Month!


(Las Vegas, Nevada) 03/22/16– One of County music’s biggest nights just gave the LGBTQ+ community a massive reason to host loud watch parties. Country music icon Dolly Parton, a outspoken advocate for Equality, and mega pop star Katy Perry, another advocate have been added to the fabulous star-studded lineup of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS live from Las Vegas.

After winning 10 ACM’ Awards, this will be Patrons first-ever live performance with Perry. Being dubbed a ‘can’t-miss duet’ by the Country Music Academy, it will surly be a high light of the night.

The star of hit films like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘9 to 5,’ will also receive honors for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The Tex Ritter Award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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Kenn McLaughlin Celebrates 15 Years With Stages Theatre

Stages Theatre Kenn McLaughlin Celebrates 15 Years!

2016 Marks 15 Years As Artistic Director For Kenn McLaughlin With Stages, Serving As The Theatre’s Longest Tenured Leader.


Even after 15 years, this leader continues to raise the bar and elevate the quality of work produced at Stages Theatre located near Montrose. The 2015-2016 season marks McLaughlin’s tenth season as Stages’ artistic leader, following five successful years as the theatre’s Managing Director.

Under the leadership of McLaughlin, Stages has strengthened its commitment to sustainable innovation through projects such as producing the first American regional theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s latest musical, Road Show; re-envisioning classics like Auntie Mame and Veronica’s Room.

McLaughlin has produced more than 100 productions, with record-breaking hits for the theatre. Also the revival of the theatre’s landmark original musical Always…Patsy Cline; as well as pivotal world and U.S. premieres such as Black Pearl SingsAn American BratElizabeth Rex, five original Panto-style musicals and The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.

Prior to his arrival at Stages in Houston, McLaughlin spent time in Cleveland, Ohio being nominted three-times for the Ohio governor’s award for excellence in the arts.

In Houston, McLaughlin went full steam ahead, teaching classes in creativity at Rice University, directing at Sam Houston State University, as well as teaching diversity awareness to cadets at the Houston Police Academy.

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Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’

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Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’


(Houston, Texas) Walking on the worlds most famous rotating stage is enough to make any veteran entertainer nervous. But on Sunday night, a brave 17-year old named Shawn Mendes delivered the performance of his life among 71,976 screaming teenagers.

Shawn-mendes-rodeohouston-about-magazine Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’

 

Changing the ‘normal’ on the famous stage, Mendes didn’t play by the past rules. He charted his own.

In a courageous surprise, Mendes arrived alone to the Rodeo Houston stage. No band, back up singers, or dancers. The stage was empty! Armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, the singer did what few entertainers dare to do, and what Rodeo Houston hasn’t experienced in years. Mendes provided pure and solid acoustic vocals with no distractions, no auto-tune, and no band in sight. It was raw and beautifully acoustic.

“I’ve never played to a crowd this large before.” Mendes said in between songs. “This happens to be one of the most incredible things I’ve seen in my entire life.” Mendes who recently toured as Taylor Swifts opening act admitted to ‘loving the crowds scream.’

One of the most heart touching moments from Sunday’s performance came when Mendes spoke to the crowd, relating to ‘tough times’ as a teenager. He explained to the crowd consisting mostly of teens; that times do get hard, but things ‘always get better.’

“Sometimes I feel like the world is on my shoulders.” He said, “But it will truly get better. It does.”

15-short hours before touching down in the Lone Star State, Mendes was standing center stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The official kick off to his sold-out world tour.

Before leaving the rodeo stage Mendes made sure each fan heard his love. “I love it here. I love Texas. This is amazing.”


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Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

Photo courtesy: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

 

Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

The 2006 winner of “Nashville Star” took the Rodeo Houston stage Wednesday night for an estimated crowd of 64,901 for Armed Forces Appreciation Day presented by BHP Billiton.


(Houston, Texas) Country music star Chris Young entertained the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last night to the grand sum of 64,901 in official attendance. Arriving on stage following a symbolic flag presentation by the United States Air Force.

Young breezed onto the round revolving stage in an attempt to dominant. Dressed in all black, as if paying tribute to Johnny Cash, a black steal guitar in one hand a red solo cup in the other.

chrisyoungsherylnields Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!Though out his estimated 90 minute set, Young kept begging the crowd kindly; reminding them to sing along. “When I say Conway Twitty, Y’all better loose your minds.” He reminded them after stopping and repeating “I Can Take It From There.”

Joining Young on stage was his ‘Mile High Club’ co-star Cassadee Pope for a surprise performance of “Think of Me.” Dressed in a gold sequin top, black leather mini skirt, and black leather knee boots, that would make any ‘southern girl proud,’ Pope was a welcomed addition.

“Y’all are ridiculous, man,” he said to the crowd. “Thank you so much for my career.”

Rodeo Houston continues nightly with rodeo and concerts now till March 20 2016.

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