Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one ticket for a center balcony seat to see Maura O'Connell (up to a $30.50 value) at the McKinney Performing Arts Center's Courtroom Theater on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
West Ireland native Maura O'Connell sings songs in styles that coalesce Celtic music traditions with a diverse array of genres. Hearken to the melodies that ring out from O'Connell's voice as she imbues her 90-minute performance with warmth, humor, and references to pourable cheese. After beginning her three-decade, professional music career as a vocalist and air flutist for the Irish folk-music group De Danann, O'Connell has gone on to receive two Grammy nominations as a solo artist, including one for her 2009 album Naked With Friends and has worked with famed musicians such as Van Morrison, James Taylor, and Bonnie Raitt. Go online to check out the Courtroom Theater's unobstructed center balcony seats.