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Esteban returns for Mother’s Day

For the mom who loves music, the greatest gift for Mother’s Day might just be taking her to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St., for an afternoon of music performed by Esteban and his daughter, Teresa Joy, on Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m.

Esteban recently came to Prescott to perform an Acoustic Christmas show, also in the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, and this will be his fourth time in the area.

It’s going to be a truly unique concert as it’s something that the two of them have never done before, said Stephen Paul, the titular Esteban. He’s written some love songs and the Sunday concert is going to be the songs’ world premiere with them being played at every concert.

“It’s going to be a unique thing and I’ve played some snippets for other venues and the audience just went nuts,” Paul said. “I can’t convey in words exactly how deep this is, but I’ve been working on these compositions for a few years now.”

The idea to do the world launch for the songs came about because of his love for the Prescott area, Paul said. He’s been all over the world many times and he picked Prescott because of how wonderful a place it is to live. Paul even plans on retiring in the area someday.

Each song written for the show is based on an experience, Paul added. One such song was written during a tour of Ireland. Paul was outside Galway while it was raining lightly. The rain was 45 degrees, there was a rainbow and the sun was breaking through the clouds, he said. There was a backdrop of pure green fields for 20 miles leading up to mountains in the background.

“It was one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen. I got inspired. It was like nature was reaching out somehow that day and I got it in music,” Paul said. “It’s just a magic moment in life captured by music.”

All the songs are inspirational and have a story like that, he said.

Tickets for the show are $29 for adults, $25 for seniors, $39 for VIP seating for the first five rows and $50 for opera box seats. They can be purchased online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370, or at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Every mother at the performance will get an Esteban heart pin, Paul said. He hasn’t done this for any other concert.

“They cost $40 and I’m giving them away, just for Prescott because I love this town so much,” he said, mentioning that he has 500 of them. “I’m going to give them to all the moms that come. The heart pin is worth more than the ticket price.”

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