17195 Sheridan St. Pembroke Pines 954-437-4884/www.pptopa.com
AMERICAN GOSPEL SINGER KIRK FRANKLIN
WINNER OF 12 GRAMMY AWARDS
ON TOUR AT BROWARD CENTER
Kirk Franklin is a singer,songwriter,choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God' s Property, One Nation Crew, and has won multiple awards.
Having been abandoned as a baby by his parents, he was raised by his aunt, Gertrude, who collected and resold aluminum cans to raise money for Kirk to take piano lessons from the age of four.
Kirk, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, excelled in music, being able to read and write music, while also playing by ear. He received his first contract at the age of seven, which his aunt turned down. He joined the church choir and became music director of the MT Rose Baptist Church adult choir at the age of twelve.
In 1933, the group now known as "Kirk Franklin & The Family," released their debut album. It spent almost two years on the Gospel music charts and charted on the R&B charts, eventually earning platinum sales standards. It remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Top Gospel Albums chart for 42 weeks. It was the first gospel music album to sell over a million units. In 1996, Franklin's song "Joy" was recorded by Whitney Houston.
If you are a gospel music fan, be sure to get tickets early for this most wonderful show at the Broward Center's Box Office by calling 954-462-0222 press 5, or Ticketmaster. There is an overall 9 ticket limit for the performance on July 17, 2019 at 7:30, in the Au-Rene Theater . Tickets range from $35 to $115 and up. The Center is located at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
THE MUSICAL BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
COMING TO PEMBROKE PINES THEATRE
A small country combo of musicians opens the show, with the band leader telling a bit of the history of the beloved “Chicken Ranch” brothel and how it got its name during the depression. When local men were a bit short on the $3.00 fee, they ultimately were allowed by the madam, Miss Wulla Jean, to barter for services, with poultry. The scene evolves from the 1930s to the present day of the show -1973-where Miss Mona has since inherited the business.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, is a rollicking hootenanny of a musical, based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch”thrived in a small town of Gilbert, Texas.
Girls came from all over to work at the ranch, and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston radio commentator, and his conservative audience, expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.
Tickets are $15-$20 now on sale for the July 12 to August 4, 2019 performances at the Susan Katz Theatre box office located at 17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines. Showtimes are evenings at 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. Call 954-437-4884.
ARSHT CENTER PRESENTS DIONNE WARWICK
ONE NIGHT ONLY JULY 6,2019
IN ZIFF BALLET THEATRE
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Spend the 4th of July Weekend in Miami, where Motown Productions will present an exclusive evening with the legendary superstar and Lifetime Grammy Award-Winning, Dionne Warwick.
Accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, this star-studded event will feature Dionne Warwick singing her classic Grammy Award-Winning and record-topping hits, such as "Walk On By," "Don't Make Me Over," and "That's What Friends Are For," among many others.
Following her signing with Warners, with Burt Bacharach and David as writers and producers, Warwick returned to New York City's A&R studios in late 1971 to begin recording her first album for the new label, the self-titled Dionne. However Burt and Hal David decided to terminate their working relationship.
The break-up left Warwick devoid of their services as her producers and songwriters. She was contractually obligated to fulfill her contract with Warners without Bacharach and David. Faced with the prospect of being sued by Warner Bros. Records due to the break-up, and their failure to honor their contract with Warwick, she filed a $5.5 million lawsuit against her former partners for breach of contract. The suit was settled out of court for $5 million, including the rights to all Warwick's recordings produced by Bacharach and David.
Tickets are now on sale for Dionne's performance in the Ziff Opera House at the Arsht Center on July 6, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Theatre's box office located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For additional information call 305-949-6722 or purchase online at ArshtCenter.org.
JOIN THE LADIES OF THE 70'S
TRIBUTE SHOW AT THE BOCA BLACK BOX
WITH THEIR UNFORGETTABLE NUMBER ONE HITS
Ladies of the 70's is a tribute show of all the beautiful and unforgettable number one hits of the greatest women singers /artists of the 70's. Join us as we take a nostalgic trip back into the 70's, remembering & singing along to every single song! This is a show filled with great energy celebrating amazing women brought to you by Double Vision, a unique seasoned duo comprised of two best friends, Didi Grise Moses and Roxanne Charette.
Some of the women celebrated include: Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Heart, ABBA, Stevie Nicks, Cher, & Karen Carpenter.
Didi and Roxanne have been in the music industry their whole life, as singers, musicians and recording artists, where they have performed around the world. As musicians they like to incorporate some of their instrumentation within the show. These songs will bring back memories, not just musically, but visually- with costume changes and fun back-ground images to give the audience that groovy vibe of the 70's!
You are in for a treat with this fantastic show. Debbie and Roxanne are supported by a wonderful group of 5 musicians (2 guitars, piano keys, bass and drum.
Ladies of the 70's will open Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 with $35 VIP tickets at the box office located at 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton. For additional information call 561-483-9036.
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8221 Glades Rd. #10, Boca Raton 561-483-9036/ www.bocablackbox.com
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-949-6722 /www.arshtcenter.org
201 S.W. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222/www.browardcenter.org