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On Sale This Saturday, September 20 at Noon!

Few shows evoke an audience’s sense of romanticism, nostalgia, and musical revelry the way SIMPLEMENTE LARA does. This critically acclaimed performance, featuring San Antonio actor-musician José Rubén De León, is a dramatic revue that pays tribute to Agustín Lara, Mexico’s most celebrated composer of the 1930s and 40s. The show has enjoyed incredible success throughout Texas, selling out venues and extending runs due to high interest. Now, Mr. De León will bring SIMPLEMENTE LARA to American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on November 8th at 7:00pm.

De León says the show creates a “wonderful opportunity to showcase the music of Mexico’s Golden Age, appealing to the Hispanic community and to all who love romantic music.” Accompanied by the father and son duo of bassist George Prado and Pianist Aaron Ellington Prado, he offers masterful renditions of popular Agustín Lara songs such as “Veracruz,” “Noche de ronda” and “Solamente una vez.” Audience members are often moved to tears, while many have spontaneously sung along to encore selections. Still others sit back to take in the soulful sounds of the music and De León’s voice which reviewers have described as “an attractive, velvety baritone flecked with a faint burr.”

Tickets are priced at $26.50 & $36.50 and will go on sale this Saturday, September 20th at Noon. Tickets will be available at the American Bank Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (361) 881-8499. Additional fees may apply.

SIMPLEMENTE LARA is an intimate musical tribute that moves beyond the realm of a simple revue by skillfully interweaving stories from Lara’s intriguing life. A bohemian artist and prolific composer with over 600 songs to his credit, Lara provided the soundtrack for an era. He began piano lessons at age 6 but parted ways with his frustrated instructor because he wanted to play the improvisations already stirring in his head. His musical career began as a teenager playing piano in a bordello and later moved to the international stage after turning out a vast collection of popular tunes, many featured in Mexican cinema. Along the way, Lara gathered the material for his heart wrenching love songs throughout seven marriages, one to the great Mexican film star María Félix. These are some of the many anecdotes shared and dramatized by De León, clad in evening clothes on the elegant, cabaret-like set of SIMPLEMENTE LARA.

Voted one of San Antonio’s best shows of 2005 (SA Express-News), SIMPLEMENTE LARA is a popular event that has been billed around Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Hispanic/Latino holidays. At audience’s request, the performers have also recorded a CD of Lara’s music, now at FAROLITOMUSIC.COM.

American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center providing unprecedented guest experiences. Visit us online at www.americanbankcenter.com.

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