I got an e-mail from Duran Productions of Snellville, Ga. Duran Productions is promoting the "Ladies Night Out" concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Columbus Civic Center. The concert features Next, H-Town, Troop and Silk, all very popular 1990s R&B "boy bands."
All of the groups enjoyed multi-platinum careers and crossed over from the R&B charts to the mainstream pop charts in the 1990s.
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Original H-Town members Shazam and GI continue without Shazam's twin, Dino, who was killed in a car accident in 2003. Their hits include "Knockin' Da Boots," "Emotions" and "Thin Line Between Love & Hate."
Next is currently in the studio, working on its new CD. Their hits include "Butta Love," "Too Close" and "I Still Love You."
Troop's hits include "Mamacita," "All I Do Is Think of You," "Spread My Wings" and "Still in Love."
Silk, discovered by Keith Sweat, had hits like "Freak Me," "Girl U for Me," "Hooked on You" and "Meeting in My Bedroom."
Tickets are $30 and $40.