Monday, November 24, 2008
Jimmy Buffett is best known for his hit “Margaritaville”, which was named number 234 on a list of “Songs of the Century”. His shows consist of 26-30 songs and 2 separate encores; before performing his final song, he tells the Parrotheads to “get their fins up”. He performed at Philips Arena on November 25, 2001. This 2001 “A Beach Odyssey Tour” was preceded by an August 2000 performance on the White House lawn for President Bill Clinton. Buffett has written three top-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant, and A Pirate Looks A Fifty.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Police are a 3 piece rock band that was formed in the mid-1980s. On their 30th anniversary, they decided to do a reunion tour; this tour was kicked off at the 2007 Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007. The Police are known for their fun songs and great lyrics, partly as a result of Sting’s background as an English teacher. A portion of the sales from their 2007-2008 tour (which had three North American legs!) are being donated to WaterAid, a philanthropy dedicated to ameliorating living conditions in impoverished countries.
Monday, November 10, 2008
On November 15 2007, R. Kelly performed at Philips Arena with Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday. 17 years deep in the industry and R. Kelly is still moving forward with his music career. His show at Philips Arena included the famous I believe I can Fly from major motion picture soundtrack Space Jam.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
On November 9, 2006, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra came to Philips Arena. This rock orchestra group is best known for their renditions of traditional Christmas songs. Their name was inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia, which, like music, connects many different cultures. Their live performances are known to have elaborate staging that can take up to fifteen hours to set up!