The Texas Tenors

Power trios are nothing new in rock and roll, but for opera, they’re a relatively rare combination. On the heels of the Three Tenors and the Irish Tenors come the cowboy-hatted studs The Texas Tenors. Since their debut five years ago on America’s Got Talent (they auditioned for the show in Houston), Marcus Collins (the blond one), John Hagen (the one with the thick goatee) and JC Fisher (the one with the thin goatee) have performed more than 600 concerts in 20 countries with their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway tunes. You Should Dream is the title of their latest album and PBS special. “I loved both country music and classical, and my buddies could never figure out why,” Fisher told PBS in an interview (those buddies are now clamoring for free concert tickets). “And the fact that we wear cowboy hats and boots is very intriguing to some people, especially internationally, and especially in China. There, the No. 1 TV show is Walker, Texas Ranger!”

7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas. For information, call 832‑487‑7041 or visit brilliantlectures.org. $55 to $200.
Thu., Sept. 11, 7 p.m., 2014

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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