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WNY concert dates set for David Cassidy, Los Lobos

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Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:25 pm
Los Lobos will perform this spring at UB. (Submitted photo)
Los Lobos will perform this spring at UB. (Submitted photo)

The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "An Evening With David Cassidy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Cassidy has managed to stay at the top of his game for more than four decades, with a unique ability to re-invent himself and adapt to numerous genres from concerts to theater, television to Las Vegas, and even actor/singer to producer/writer/director with a demographic that crosses three generations.

Cassidy rose to stardom in "The Partridge Family" and became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon by the time he was 20. His show at The Riv is expected to feature many favorite "Partridge Family" hits.

Reserved tickets are $35 and $45. A member presale began this morning and continues until Friday. General on-sale begins at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are available by phone at 716-692-2413; in person at the Riviera Theatre box office, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; and World Hollywood Entertainment inside the McKinley Mall; and online at www.RivieraTheatre.org.

For more information on Cassidy, visit www.davidcassidy.com.

David Cassidy 

David Cassidy (Submitted photo)

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present "Fiesta Mexico-Americana: Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Los Lobos, the Grammy-winning East L.A. legends and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin, are going back to their roots with a series of special performances with the iconic dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno.

Los Lobos will integrate live performances of both traditional Mexican folk songs and selections from their repertoire - "La Pistola y El Corazon," in particular - with the vibrant performers of the BFM. They'll seamlessly share the stage, presenting popular traditional folk pieces from the regions of Guerrero, Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Chihuahua.

Each ensemble will also individually perform its own artistic creations, which have evolved from a Mexican-American experience. Both groups will demonstrate their dedication and commitment to exploring and honoring Mexican folklore.

The Grammy Award-winning Los Lobos are embarking on this ambitious series of dates hot on the heels of the release of their all-new full-length studio album, "Gates of Gold," which was released by 429 Records to rave reviews.

Tickets for "Fiesta Mexico-Americana: Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno" are $47, $37 (students from any school) and $27. They are available at the center box office (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays) and via tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. Groups call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org,www.loslobos.org or www.balletfolkloricomexicano.org.

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