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Pollstar is listing a Jan. 31 Plaza Theatre stop for blues singer and guitar Keb' Mo'. The three-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Kevin Moore, is considered one of the better modern purveyors of the blues, with a timeless... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
The reason tickets for a Sept. 19 Sun Bowl stop by One Direction will go on sale next week is simple. Christmas. With prices ranging from $39.50 to $99.50 for most tickets, and VIP packages ranging from $225-$495, there's a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Tickets for One Direction's 2014 "Where We Are" tour stop in El Paso will range from $39.50 to $99.50, plus service charges. They'll go on sale at noon Dec. 7 at the UTEP Ticket Center, Ticketmaster outlets, and 800.745.3000.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Get those credit cards ready, "Jersey Boys" fans, tickets are going on sale next week. But they're not too bad. Tickets for the May 28-June 1 run of the Tony Award-winning musical at the Plaza Theatre will sell for $50... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
The Plaza Theatre is advertising a Feb. 8 stop by Gordon Lightfoot, who's practically a legend in his native Canada. Lightfoot, 75, is best known for the hits "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "If You Could Read My Mind"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Jim Ward is going to do another acoustic show. The At the Drive-In/Sparta/Sleepercar singer-guitarist says he'll do his second "working out new songs" show — for a buck — on Nov. 30 at Tricky Falls, the club he co-owns. It'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Given the major transformation in Trent Reznor's life and career in recent years, it's not surprising that he has written lines like "Wave goodbye/Wish me well/I've become/Something else" on the new Nine Inch Nails album, "Hesitation Marks." He has become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
There's good news and bad news for Tricky Falls habitues. First, the bad news. That Sepultura show on Nov. 25 has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Now, some good news. Three 6 Mafia co-founder Juicy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Shhhh! The Dog Whisperer is coming. Cesar Millan, the self-styled Dog Whisperer, will bring his therapeutic ways to the Abraham Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 29. His live show is sort of a variation of his popular National Geographic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
One of the tricky things about doing your job full blast as another opportunity comes up is, well, concentrating. In the turn of events that have led to that new opportunity, I completely forgot to post the following review of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Christian rock veterans Skillet, who just won a Dove Award for "Sick of It," and 24-time Dove winners Third Day will headline the 2014 edition of the "Rock & Worship Roadshow" tour, which comes to NMSU's Pan Am Center on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
He's been a heavyweight champ, imprisoned on rape charges and had a great cameo in "The Hangover." For the past couple of years, Mike Tyson has been starring in a one-man show about his life, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Somebody gave "The Counselor" some bad advice. The Ridley Scott drama, with a screenplay by former El Pasoan Cormac McCarthy, stiffed at the box office over the weekend, finishing fourth overall with a gross of only $8 million. That pales... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Times theater review C.B. Goldsmith, who's become a fan of EPCC's theater offerings, checked out its just-opened production of "Little Shop of Horrors." Here's his review. By C.B. Goldsmith Back in those days we now call “old school,” if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Kyle Alvarado is one of the people who answered our call for freelance help in April. He did some theater reviews for us before he was hired to work on our copy desk. His editor graciously allowed me to send... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
I am leaving the El Paso Times. My last day will be Nov. 1. On Nov. 12, I'll start my new life as the program director of both the Plaza Classic Film Festival, one of my favorite local events since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Lady Gaga's got nothing, except, maybe, money on Nobunny. The off-the-wall garage rocker, known for wearing a bunny mask and God knows what else, will perform, and I do mean perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 3 at Lowbrow Palace. Tickets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Wayfaring El Paso folkie Tom Russell has released "Museum of Memories #2," a 21-song collection of "lost treasures," as he put it, from the last 40 years. It includes, he says in his newsletter, "a never released song written with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, the perfect opportunity for local venues and promoters to stage post-Halloween and Dia de los Muertos events. Take the La Parada folks. Their next First Fridays event will be the La Parada Costume... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
With the federal shutdown a thing of the past (well, until they do it again in January?), the folks who run the El Paso Chopin Music Festival will move the event back to the Chamizal National Memorial Theater for this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Alfredo Rios, better known as El Komander, will headline a Thanksgiving dance at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Coliseum. El Komander is essentially a Mexican Regional artist, a modern-day corrido singer and a guy known for his narcocorridos, songs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
You had to figure that the transcendent nature of last month's season-opening concerts by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and new conductor Bohuslav Rattay would be hard to match the next time around. Not that Saturday's "American Romance" program at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Contributor C.B. Goldsmith went to Friday's opening of "9 to 5: The Musical" at the UTEP Dinner Theatre. Here's his review. By C.B. Goldsmith UTEP Dinner Theater began its 31st season Friday with “9 to 5: The Musical." Though it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
Former Godhead frontman Jason Charles Miller, who does more of a hard country-blues thing these days, will play Tricky Falls next month. The show is at 6 p.m. Nov. 3. He's touring last year's "Natural Born Killer" album. This is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Pullen My Blog
I have been to the new Cinemark East Montana, and it is good. So far. I just took an impromptu tour of the 14-screen, all digital, 2,388-seat theater at 12704 Montana and Rich Beem on Wednesday. It opens today. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Pullen My Blog