MTV icon Coolio performs in Alvarado (print story and video)

Coolio comes to North Texas


ALVARADO –  Coolio –  the MTV icon who soared to fame in the 1990s with hits such as "Gangster's Paradise" – performed locally at the Turkey Creek Bar & Grill in Alvarado on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Attracting well over 600 fans – many of them impatient to meet him before his performance – the seasoned performer sat down for a video interview with the Burleson Star before his performance. (That interview can be watched online at: )
The audience at Turkey Creek Bar and Grill certain was looking forward to his performance, said owner Adam Lee.
Turkey Creek generally is a “100 percent country” type of venue but Lee said he was having a good time and learning a lot by inviting artists outside that bubble – particularly one as storied as Coolio.
“As  anyone can see, the audience is loving it,” Lee said.
Lee l said he convinced Coolio to come perform the same way he does any other artist – by sending an email to his agent.
“They replied quickly,” Lee said. “It really worked out for both of us.”


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