Music

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 44 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. And she’s only 36.

Rimes will perform in the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 21 and older show are $30-$50 and can be purchased online at goldennuget.com.

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Flashback to the year 1998. Many were listening to the likes of Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind, Marcy Playground, Chumbawamba, ‘N Sync, The Verve, 98 Degrees, just to name a few.

I gravitated more towards Master P, K-Ci & JoJo and Big Pun. Then I so thankfully stumbled upon DMX. I wasn’t big into East Coast rap, but X was different and his debut record set the blueprint for me to be an honorary member of the Ruff Ryders.

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Twisted Throttle has carved a unique rock niche in Southeast Texas. After debuting in January of 2018, vocalist Mindy Bell and bandmates Aaron Williams (guitar), Ben Sanders (bass) and Nathan Currie (drums) have generated plenty of regional buzz in a competitive industry.

Live music fans can check them out on Saturday, March 2, at Madison’s on Dowlen at 9 p.m. 

Expect to hear catchy originals like “How You Like Me Now” as well as arena-rock covers from Boston, Kansas, Heart, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

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Giddy would be an understatement. I remember buying Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album in 1991 on cassette tape and playing it to all my classmates in high school.

Songs like “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Hand on the Pump/Real Estate,” “The Phunky Feel One” and my personal favorite from the album, “Latin Lingo.” I was the guy in my class who other students would come to and ask for new music, but this time, it was different. I was the first to introduce Cypress Hill to my entire school. Probably a lie, but I told myself I was.

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The West Coast High Tour was announced last September and the time has officially arrived for Cypress Hill and Hollywood Undead to take the stage at the House of Blues in downtown Houston (1204 Caroline) this Sunday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets remain on sale with prices starting at $34.50 and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

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Everything is bigger in Texas. And one of the most highly anticipated yearly events is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium and this year’s entertainment lineup features a fabulous mix of musical genres, which includes country, hip-hop, rock, pop and EDM.

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Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre, and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey make up one of the most successful vocal groups of the ‘90s — 98 Degrees. Last year, the multi-platinum artists recorded a compelling full-length Christmas album Let It Snow that featured spot-on harmonies of classics like “Please Come Home For Christmas,” “The First Noel,” “O Little Town Of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night” plus a festive original tune, “Season of Love.”

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Paula Abdul is one of the most celebrated pop icons in the world. Recognized as an award-winning choreographer, dancer, singer, actress and television personality, she began her career as a cheerleader and choreographer for the Los Angeles Lakers, then her talents were utilized by artists such as Janet Jackson and George Michael.

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The Verve Pipe needs no introduction. Led by singer/songwriter Brian Vander Ark, the Michigan band took the music world by storm in 1996 with their first major release Villains on RCA Records, which contained monster singles “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Never Let You Down,” “Cup of Tea” (one of our personal favorites) and the No. 1 single — “The Freshman.”

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Generation X is known as being the generation of slackers, the cynical and the disaffected, but they’re also the MTV Generation, and they demand excellence in their music. As a new rock music culture emerges, one defined by fans and artists rather than labels and MTV, Loudwire presents the Gen-X Summer concert tour featuring performances from Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm inside the Golden Nugget’s on Friday, Aug. 10, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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