More than a half-century after their heyday, you can forget how many Temptations songs are as familiar and essential as the houses in your neighborhood: “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Just My Imagination,” and the magnificent, wrenching “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” They’re all included in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, the jukebox musical that opened on Broadway in March 2019 and got folks tappin’ and snappin’. Jan. 18-23, Belk Theater. Tickets: carolinatix.org.
Courtney Lynn & Quinn
Partners in music and life, the local country-folk duo plays the Visulite Theatre on Friday, Jan. 14. Doors open at 7 p.m.,
show starts at 8. Tickets: $14 advance, $16 day of show. visulite.com
The Memphis-born singer-songwriter, whose compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Santana and Pharoahe Monch, comes to the Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show: $40.50 in advance, $43.50 day of show. neighborhoodtheatre.com
“Bird Lives!” at The Jazz Room
JazzArts Charlotte and UNC Charlotte keep going with their Charlie Parker 101 celebration, with four shows on two nights that cover Bird’s own compositions and selections from Charlie Parker with Strings. Shows at 6 and 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, and 7 and 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door. thejazzarts.org
The trio of EDM DJs out of LA lands at The Underground on Thursday, Jan. 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $15. fillmorenc.com
In October, the four institutions that make up the Levine Center for the Arts launched a program that allows free admission to the three museums from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday, plus live entertainment or programming at one of the four every week. The center’s members—The Mint Museum uptown, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and the Knight Theater—wanted to strengthen the ties among themselves and reconnect uptown visitors to the Levine Center after nearly two years of COVID limitations. More information: levinecenterarts.org
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