Destiny’s Child at Mandalay

Aug 28, 2001 2:10 AM

MTV’s TRL concert tour makes a stop in Las Vegas on Friday, as the hot and sassy pop trio, Destiny’s Child with appearances by Eve, Dream and 3LW perform at Mandalay Bay’s Events Center.

Destiny’s Child burst onto the music scene in 1997 with the multi-platinum single, “No, No, No,” from their self-titled debut album. The group’s second album, Writing’s On the Wall debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard chart and sold more than nine million copies. The single, “Say My Name,” won a Grammy for Best R&B song and Best R&B performance by a duo or group. The group in May released its Survivor album, which has already reached No. 1 and platinum status.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $65.25, $45.25 and $25.25 in advance, and increase by $2 each the day of the show.

Willie Nelson at Texas Station

One-of-a-kind Willie Nelson will perform at Texas Station’s Dallas Events Center on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 to $50.

After a lifetime career, Nelson’s body of work is astonishing. He has recorded 200 albums that run the gamut from traditional country to jazz, gospel, movie soundtracks, Latin and even pop standards.

Patsy Cline turned his “Crazy” into a classic. Nelson recorded his first single in 1957, and in the early 1960s, penned “Hello Walls” and “Funny (How Time Slips Away).”

Soon Nelson returned to Texas and became the “godfather of outlaw music” with his long hair and headbands. During this time he recorded “Whiskey River,” “On the Road Again” and “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

Nelson has spent the rest of his career setting Nashville on its ear with his blues-flavored vocals and his early 1970s merger of traditional country audiences with longhaired “hippie” fans. His 1975 concept album Red Headed Stranger, which yielded the pop hit, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” is credited with a revival of traditional country music.

Nelson also embarked on a movie career and has been seen in “The Electric Horseman,” “Thief,” “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Wag the Dog.” And he has continued to work for the plight of American farmers with Farm Aid concerts.