In order to maintain a powerful singing voice, it’s best to avoid dairy products or shouting matches with howler monkeys at the zoo. Savor proper voice-box maintenance with this GrouponLive deal to see K.D. Lang at the Genesee Theatre on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following reserved seating options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for upper-balcony seating (up to a $45.70 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for lower-balcony seating (up to a $56.65 value, including all fees).<p>
Groundbreaking Canadian chanteuse K.D. Lang has always been ahead of her time. During the late ’80s, while country music was busy trying on rock ‘n’ roll britches, K.D. moseyed in with a voice as pure as a Mountie’s heart, giving honky-tonk purity back to the airwaves while curing the cowgirl blues. Her striking stage presence and ability to lasso Patsy Cline’s poltergeist with her herculean larynx led to multiple Grammy awards, and her sound branched out into lush pop territories in hits such as “Constant Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine.” With the support of her first backing band in 23 years, Siss Boom Bang, K.D. yowls and purrs with grace and intensity through a live set of twangy barnburners and heart-tugging torch songs in support of her latest album, Sing it Loud. From the expansive balcony, fans savor the majesty and opulence of the Genesee Theatre, where K.D.’s unmistakable voice reverberates off the lush tapestries, lavish chandelier, and seven tons of marble like whale calls through the Grand Canyon.
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.