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The Magical Music of Walt Disney Performed Live by The Laredo Phil

Date(s): 8/23/2014

7:30 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
The Magical Music of Walt Disney Performed Live by The Laredo Phil

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.!

The Laredo Phil will perform a concert of Disney music at the Laredo Energy Arena on August 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Music from early classics to recent releases will take audiences on a musical journey to far off places where the stories, tales and myths of many cultures have originated. The program incorporates musical performances from Disney’s animated films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and 6 other timeless classics.

Disney Music Publishing, who has been licensing the music to orchestras worldwide since 1992, provides this concert of symphonic arrangements from the archives at The Walt Disney Studio.

Magical Music of Disney is a concert for the whole family. Audiences will enjoy a unique experience in which timeless animated images are synchronized with music to transport them to their favorite Disney musical moment.

38 orchestras in 25 States, and 9 countries around the world have already performed this concert of symphonic arrangements over the past three years to over 70,000 people. The synchronized images feature of some of the classic moments from Rescuers Down Under, Aladdin, Mulan and others are projected up on a large movie screen behind the orchestra bringing the music to life in a unique manner.

“Part of the magic of all the Disney films over the years are the rich and exciting musical scores that are an integral part of each movie,” said Brendan Townsend, Music Director. “The focus is on the timeless music of the films, but the images brings the film to life.” Said Townsend.

“We are delighted that the Laredo Phil is coming back to the LEA with such a wonderful family event,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG managed Laredo Energy Arena.

This is a uniquely family oriented concert with tickets ranging in price from $15 to $35. An instrument petting zoo, life sized characters, artwork by area youth, and added entertainment by local bands will provide a unique atmosphere.

A VIP Package is also available as a fund-raising activity for the Laredo Phil.
For information on purchasing the VIP Packages call (956) 236-7772 or email the laredophilharmonic@gmail.com

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Laredo Urban Fest 2014

Date(s): 7/6/2014

3:00 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
tdK is proud to present the 5th Annual UrbanFest at the Laredo Energy Arena on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Presale tickets are $18 and $28 at the door (facility fee included, other fees may apply) and go on sale Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations including the LEA box office, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.

A special BOGO (buy one ticket for $18, get another free) promotion will happen for one day only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

The Urban Festival is the only event in Laredo that combines art and music. This unique event will includes live rock music, rap performances, break dancing, deejay mixes, skateboarding, live graffiti paintings, and local arts and crafts on display. It is aimed at highlighting local talent and uniting current trends. This event is for all ages.

“We encourage families to come out and see what the young adults are doing these days. We want to encourage them to follow their passion, whether it be skating, rockin’, rapping, deejaying, creating art, or break dancing,” said event organizer David Perez, a.k.a. DJ “toodope Dave.”

“UrbanFest is such a unique festival for all styles and tastes. We’re glad that tdK has chosen the arena to host this annual festival,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena.

We are deeply committed to spreading diversity and enhancing pride through entertainment. Our goal is to knock down barriers by bringing different groups together using major passion points such as music and art. We believe with this strategy, we can fight the battle against drugs and violence in our communities and create the best avenues for the young minds of Laredo.

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Famed female trumpeter Bowden at TAMIU April 16

Date(s): 4/16/2014

7:30 pm

Texas A&M International University Center for fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
Renowned trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden will share the stage with pianist Dr. Joachim Reinhuber in the final Master Performers @ TAMIU Recital Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Master Performers @ TAMIU series is sponsored by the Salinas Charitable Trust Fund, TAMIU Residential Life and a donation from Hector and Annabel Hall.

A native of Illinois, Bowden has emerged as a dazzling, young soloist, well known and highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity, as well as the clarity, purity and power of her sound.

Bowden made her solo debut with Wisconsin’s Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed as soloist with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra and New Haven Chamber Orchestra, among several others.

She won first prize at the 2012 International Women’s Brass Conference Trumpet Competition.

Internationally recognized trumpeter Jens Lindeman wrote Bowden has “one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard from a soloist.”

Bowden will be joined on stage by pianist Joachim Reinhuber. They will explore four centuries of music including a Sonata by Handel and some arrangements of Gershwin songs by Bowden.

Prior to the recital on Wednesday, Bowden will work with area high school and college students in a master class Monday evening. Students from Nixon High School, TAMIU and LCC are taking part in this free and open event at 5:30 on Monday April 14.
For more information visit the TAMIU Center for the Fine & Performing Arts on Facebook, click on tamiu.edu or email btownsend@tamiu.edu.

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Belinda coming to Laredo Energy Arena

Date(s): 6/20/2014

8:00 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
LAREDO, Texas – HKG Duty Free, KRK Homes, & Vanns.com presents Spanish-born and Mexican-raised singer and actress Belinda has announced a special one-night show in Laredo at the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday, June, 20, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are $128, $88, $68 and $48 (other fees may apply) and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations including Ticketmaster.com, the LEA box office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.



An exclusive two-day online pre-sale for LEA e-blast members will begin Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com and end on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Subscribe and become an e-blast member today at www.learena.com.



“Belinda is a very talented young artist whose impressive career has spanned more than a decade. Her most recent hit with Pitbull has pushed her popularity even further in the U.S. market,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena. Show Produced by E-Management Co. (www.emgtco.com)



About the artist

Belinda Peregrín Schüll, better known as Belinda, is a popular Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Madrid, Spain, her family moved to Mexico when she was only four years old. Belinda began her career in 2000 at the age of 10 when she was cast in the lead role in the Mexican children's telenovela ¡Amigos X Siempre!. She later appeared in other children's programs Aventuras en el Tiempo and Cómplices Al Rescate and participated in their subsequent soundtrack releases and international tours.



In 2003, her debut self-titled album Belinda was a commercial success throughout Latin America, and sold over 2.5 million records worldwide. The album spawned the number one singles "Ángel" and "Vivir". In 2006, her second album Utopía earned her two Latin Grammy Awards nominations and was certified platinum in Mexico. It contained the top ten singles "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá", "Bella Traición" and "Luz Sin Gravedad". Collectively, her four studio albums have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. With more than 2 million albums sold in the United States, Belinda is one of the best-selling female Mexican artists in the United States.

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Yuri coming to LEA

Date(s): 5/2/2014

8:30 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
LAREDO, TX – The SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena announced Thursday a discounted ticket promotion for the Yuri show scheduled for Friday, May 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the LEA.

Tickets are now available at $10 off the original price for most price levels. New ticket prices are just $63, $43 and $33. The first five rows have also opened up with prices at $103 per ticket (other fees may apply). All tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets including Ticketmaster.com, the LEA box office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.
For more information, please visit www.learena.com or www.facebook.com/LaredoEnergyArena.

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"I Love the 80's" Spring Show Choir Concert

Date(s): 5/19/2014

6:00 pm

UISD Student Activity Center
Event: "I Love The 80's" Spring Show Choir
Concert

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Place: UISD Student Activity Center (SAC)

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Deftones concert

Date(s): 5/27/2014

8pm

Laredo Energy Arena
LAREDO, Texas – Grammy-award-winning alternative band Deftones have booked the Laredo Energy Arena for an explosive show for one night only on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Tickets are $33 and $28 for general admission seating and go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets including the LEA box office, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.

A special pre-sale will begin Thursday, March 6 at 10 a.m. for LEA e-blast subscribers. Go to www.learena.com to become an e-blast subscriber today.

“The public has expressed great interest in bringing alternative band Deftones. I’m glad to say that we’ve worked it out and made this happen,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager for the SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena.

About Deftones

Koi No Yokan, Grammy-award-winning band Deftones seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and spawned two top five hits at Rock Radio with “Tempest” (#2) and “Swerve” (#5). Koi No Yokan has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver named it their "Album of the Year" at the magazines Golden God Awards, SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year. The NY Post also hailed it as "one of the best rock albums of the year". The band has been on the road in support of the release since March 1st. Watch the video for “Swerve City” and find out more on the band’s press site.
Laredo Energy Arena
rbenavides@learena.com

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TAMIU presents The Verlaine Master Trio

Date(s): 3/3/2014

7:30pm

TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
Musical compositions from the 19th and 20th centuries will mesmerize as they come alive at Texas A&M International University presents its first installment of the Master Performers Series featuring The Verlaine Piano Trio Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Monday’s program features three diverse works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Opening with the first Piano Trio by Ludwig van Beethoven, it is followed by a work by the Spanish composer Joqauín Turina. The second half of the concert is second piano trio of the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn.

The Verlaine Piano Trio is based in Dallas and has performed together for the past three years. Violinist, Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis are both members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra who additionally have long concert careers performing as soloists with various orchestras and performing chamber music with groups across the country. Together, they also have performed the unique Sinfonia Concertante of Miklos Rozsa at the Chautauqua Institution in New York and in Laredo with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.

Pianist Liudmilla Georgevskaya has performed in Russia, Italy, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, England, Hungary, Panama and in the United States. She has taken part in several European piano and music festivals and had her performances broadcast on radio and television programs in Russia, Uzbekistan, Italy, and Vatican City. She has appeared as soloist with the Dubna Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Turkeston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.

The TAMIU Master Performers Series combines the former Steinway Series and Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Series into one comprehensive series that expands on the instrumentation of the concerts to include strings and woodwind as well as brass instrumentalists. The Verlaine Piano Trio is the first offering of this expanded programming.

In April, Mary Elizabeth Bowden will preform a Trumpet recital and give a master class for area trumpet students.
For more information, please contact Brendan Townsend, assistant professor of music, director of the Laredo Phil and director of Music Programs, at 326.3039, e-mail btwonsend@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, room 216C.

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Trevino Magnet School Jazz Concert

Date(s): 2/26/2014

7:00 pm

Laredo Civic Center Auditorium
LAREDO- Laredo is feeling a bit "jazzy" lately!

The Vidal M. Trevino School and Communications and Fine Arts is hosting a jazz concert in honor of Black History Month. The concert will feature Shelly Carrol, Cecil Carter, Jonathan Fisher, Joe Guerra, and Ric Cortez with special guest vocalist Jacqui McCaulley.

The concert will be Wednesday, February 26th, at 7pm at the Laredo Civic Center Auditorium.
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Bobby Trevino at 956-273-1732, or at rwtrevino@laredoisd.org.

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