Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see John Tesh Big Band at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. For $29, you get a G-Pass for seating in the second balcony on Saturday, September 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $58 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
John Tesh's relentless releases make it easy to forget that he started out as a host of Entertainment Tonight. With nearly one album a year since 1988—sometimes more—he conquered the parallel universes of smooth-jazz and New Age music, earning two Grammy awards and four gold records. His latest effort, Big Band, hearkens back to before even his TV-hosting years, paying tribute to the artists that fostered his life’s passion as a child. Backed by a 12-piece ensemble, Tesh belts out the golden hits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Irving Berlin, as well as his own gospel-tinged tracks, amid the Carolina Theatre’s restored 1926 decor. From the bouncy, swinging “Beyond the Sea” to the beseeching, salsa-flavored “Sway (Mucho Mambo)” to the triumphant anthem to yo-yo champions everywhere, “I’ve Got the World on a String,” Tesh’s voice remains strong, smooth, and confidently mischievous.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.
309 W Morgan St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701