Society has always cherished musicians, from the lyre players of ancient Greece to the electric-lyre players who invented rock 'n' roll at Woodstock. Revel in modern music-making with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one general-admission ticket to see Donny Osmond at the House of Blues on Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m. (a $59.50 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more than four decades, recording and performing legend Donny Osmond has captivated audiences with a repertoire of timeless tunes. Fresh from a limited engagement in Las Vegas with sister Marie, Donny is traversing to the Midwest to make hearts throb to the beats of classic numbers and knees melt like grilled popsicles at the sight of his sparkling grin. The sonic atmosphere will vibrate with melodies from his teen-idol era, such as “Puppy Love,” as well as such contemporary compositions as "Whenever You're In Trouble,” inspired by the memory of his mother. Mr. Osmond backs his extensive recording catalog with a successful stage career, including the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Occupying a former Woolworth’s department store, House of Blues Cleveland showcases the visual work of local artist Peter Wood amid iron-infused décor that pays homage to the manufacturing history of the city, along with the metallic fashion trends of glam rock.