- $29 for one ticket to Avant and Ginuwine (up to $53.50 value)
- When: Friday, July 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Arena Theatre
- Seating: sections 1–15, rows R–S
- Door time: 7 p.m.
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- “The new voice of ghetto soul”: what he called himself when he unleashed his platinum-selling debut, My Thoughts, in 2000
- What the album produced: the hits “Separated” and “My First Love”; maybe some weddings and babies
- What the album showcased: a pleading tenor that channels Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross, unbuckled libido, and side-to-side swaying beats
- “The new voice of modern soul”: what he calls himself since releasing six more albums. The latest—2013’s Face the Music—infuses his sound with unflinching self-portraits and detailed explorations of adult relationships, as evidenced on “You & I” and “More.”
- His voice: as soft and smooth as a waxed mink
- His massive hit: the Timbaland-produced jam “Pony,” which rocketed up the charts in 1996 and has seen a rebirth with its titillating spot in the film Magic Mike
- His subsequent hits: “Differences” and “What Could Have Been,” plus a discography that boasts 10 albums
- His acting resume: the films Juwanna Mann, Honey, and Chocolate City
- His latest project: being the “G” of TGT—the new soul supergroup with Tyrese and Tank
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.