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Brave Combo Concert Benefits Odeon Theater Restoration in Mason
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010

Two time Grammy Award winning band BRAVE COMBO will perform for one night at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas Saturday July 17. The concert is the second of the Odeon Concert Series season which benefits the renovation and upgrading of the old movie theater on the square in Mason, Texas. Proceeds from prior concerts have most recently enabled the Odeon Preservation Association to upgrade their sound system adding new amplifiers, equalizers, surround sound re-enforcement equipment and sound processing equipment. Sound dampening panels will be added soon. Visitors are already commenting on the enhanced quality of the sound in the latest movies shown at the Odeon. The concession area is also undergoing changes to enable visitors faster service. Proceeds from future concerts will be used to purchase a new retractable screen and stage lighting for live theater. Tickets for the 7:00 PM performance are $15 per person. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the award winning Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes polka, salsa, classical, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, zydeco, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, "Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education." They’ve won two Grammy Awards since their inception in Texas in 1979, and have been nominated for their work 7 times. They have played nearly every major music festival around the nation. Irreverent, entertaining and extremely talented they’ve even been animated for an appearance on The Simpsons. The band’s animated debut was brought about by show creator Matt Groening’s enduring love of their music. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night’s Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City) Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees.

Brave Combo’s vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne’s True Stories, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, "As the Wrench Turns" which resulted in an "Annie" nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series "Ugly Betty", and Fox Television’s "Bakersfield P.D." They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.xtremely talented."

Make advance reservations for this fantastic show by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856 July 15. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at Also check the Odeon Theater website Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment. BRAVE COMBO...a band for all ages...They fill me with joy.

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