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Los Temerarios, Latin Icons, Play Fresno in February

Dec 18, 2012

Mike Osegueda

The Fresno Convention Center has landed dates with one iconic Latin pop group and a tour of comedy "royalty."

Latin pop icons Los Temerarios will be playing Feb. 2 at the Convention Center's Exhibit Hall. The group was honored with a Billboard Lifetime Achievement award in 2010, having appeared on the Billboard album charts 39 times in their 30-plus-year career.

Tickets for their Fresno show are on sale now. They cost $35 for the first 1,000 tickets, $40 after that and $55 on the day of the show.

Meanwhile, The Royal Comedy Tour will visit Saroyan Theatre on March 15.

It features a quartet of comedy veterans, headed by female actress/comedian Sommore, whose credits include "Soul Plane" and "Friday After Next." Also performing: Bruce Bruce, Mark Curry and Tony Rock, who is the younger brother of Chris Rock.

Tickets for this show are on sale now. They cost $47.50 and $55.50.

Tickets are available at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center box office, at Ticketmaster locations, including many Save Mart supermarkets, online at or by calling (800)-745-3000.

See more of Rudy Parris

We will be seeing a lot more of Rudy Parris, the Visalia-based singer/guitarist who competed on the current season of NBC's "The Voice."

Tonight (Dec. 18), Parris is back on the NBC show for its finale episode. He also was on Monday night's episode.

Then, local fans can see him in-person Friday night, Dec. 21, at Fresno's Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. It's his first Fresno show since his appearance on "The Voice." Tickets cost $10. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Another Parris show to mark on your calendar: He's playing at World Sports Cafe at River Park on New Year's Eve. The show is at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20.

You can also hear Parris on the new Christmas album from his "Voice" coach Blake Shelton. Parris and the rest of Shelton's team sing background on "White Christmas."

New at Fulton 55

A couple of additions at Fulton 55 that hip-hop fans might be interested in:

-- DJ Tony Touch, a veteran New York mixmaster, is playing the club on New Year's Eve. He will be joined by Sahab and Disco Kitten. Tickets cost $10-$20.

-- Rap duo Camp Lo, best known for its 1997 album "Uptown Saturday Night," stop at Fulton 55 on Jan. 12 as part of their anniversary tour for the album. They'll perform the album in its entirety. Tickets: $10-$15.

Source: (c)2012 The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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