Going to a concert can deepen your admiration for the musicians, especially during the drummer’s 20-minute bottle-feeding of a baby goat. Strengthen your musical bond with this GrouponLive deal to see Raphael at Arena Theatre. For $65, you get two tickets for seating in rows S–T on Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $133.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
In 2010, Spanish singer Raphael celebrated 50 years in the music industry—but that anniversary, according to SUR, didn’t slow him down. Since then he’s been busy making more of the seductive, brass-laden ballads for which he’s known, reuniting with favorite composer Manuel Alejandro for the first time in nearly three decades to record an album of 12 new lush tracks. El Reencuentro joins a discography longer than Elvis’s list of favorite sandwich ingredients: 326 gold records, 49 platinum, and one uranium record (an honor bestowed when worldwide sales reach 50 million); more than 50 Spanish-language albums; recordings in Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese; and a cast recording from his star turn in the Spanish production of Jekyll & Hyde. In a concert to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, Raphael and company will fill the intimate Arena Theatre with classics such as “Como Yo Te Amo,” “A la Huella a la Huella,” “La Camisa,” and “Escandalo.”
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At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.