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Must See Concerts in L.A.
If there’s any sign that mariachi is an art form with mass appeal, it’s the fact that MARIACHI USA has packed the Hollywood Bowl for 30 years now and is back for their 31st anniversary. And it’s not just mariachi music — this cultural extravaganza features folkloric dance and a spectacular fireworks show.
E-40, Too Short and Mack 10
E-40 is a founding member of the rap group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He’s released twenty-eight studio albums to date, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums. Initially an underground artist, his 1995 solo album In A Major Way opened him up to a wider audience. Soon he began collaborating with mainstream rappers, and rose to even higher popularity, particularly with his hit “When To Go,” which was produced by Lil Jon. In this night at The Saban, E-40 performs with Too $hort, who’s credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast Hip-Hop. His biggest hit songs include “The Ghetto,” “Blow The Whistle” and “Ain’t Nothing Like Pimpin’” Too $hort has collaborated with Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.B., Scarface and Pimp C. He has also recorded for Daz Dillinger, Lil Jon Soopafly, Scarface and B-Legit. In addition, he collaborated on Snoop Dogg’s Doggumentary album with the song “Take U Home” ad on the 50 Cent song “First Date.” More recently Too $hort collaborated on the song “Jewels ‘n Drugs” with Lady Gaga. Also performing is Mack 10. During the mid- ’90s, when West Coast rap reigned supreme, Mack 10 emerged as a close associate of Ice Cube and has since enjoyed considerable commercial success. Mack 10 has had a string of hits, including “Foe Life,” “On Them Thangs,” “Bow Down,” “Gaangstas Make The World Go Round,” “Backyard Boogie,” “Money’s Just A Touch Awa,” “Lights Out,” and more.
Tank is no stranger to the R&B world, having penned numerous hits for other artists, working as a background singer and collaborating as a member of supergroup TGT. But he’s coming off his biggest hit, “When We,” a seductive slow jam that was certified platinum, and boasts a new record, Elevation, that sees the singer in the peak of his smooth powers. Grab someone special and make it a romantic evening with the sounds of Tank live in concert.
Buddy Guy has redefined guitar playing — in fact, he even has a Presidential National Medal of Arts to show for his lifelong licks. Don’t miss this legendary bluesman when he hits the stage of the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
With timeless hits like “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Embraceable You” and the devastating “Strange Fruit,” delivered with one of the most distinctive voices in the history of music, Billie Holiday has had an incalculable influence on popular music. This “musically haunting, sad, happy, unpredictable journey” of jazz-blues singer Billie Holiday takes you on a winding road of love, joy, blues, racism and astounding hit songs that tell the story of a life hard fought. You’ll be introduced to people and places in Billie’s life that provided both pain and pleasure, excitement and disappointments. See the solo show Billie! Backstage With Lady Day when it returns to The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks by popular demand.
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