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By Andy Argyrakis
Sheryl Crow Weekend Report: Sheryl soaks up the sun, Double bill domination
Friday, June 11, 2010


On Sheryl Crow's latest studio CD Detours, she turns towards New Orleans rhythms, grooves and some sun-stroked blues. The singer/songwriter continues to be inspired by that musically rich region on the July 20 release 100 Miles From Memphis, which is sure to be previewed at this show, alongside all her summertime standards like "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do," "Leaving Las Vegas" and "If It Makes You Happy." (Worth a shot - Sunday at Ravinia- Highland Park, IL: www.ravinia.org).

She may be best known as the emerging queen of daytime television, but Ellen DeGeneres's roots are in stand-up comedy. As part of TBS' Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the superstar gets Adam Lambertintimate with area fans in an extremely rare one woman show. (Worth a shot - Wednesday at Chicago Theatre- Chicago: www.ticketmaster.com).

He was the black sheep of "American Idol" that's since went on to build his own brand of glam rock and flamboyant punk. Adam Lambert is indeed this generation's hybrid of Freddie Mercury and Robbie Williams who should've won that competition, but he's having no trouble earning global appeal thanks to a set of dynamic pipes. Opening the show is guitar goddess Orianthi, known for the smash single "According To You" following time in Michael Jackson's comeback band. (Bet your life - Thursday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino- Hammond, IN: www.thevenuechicago.com).
Christina Aguilera Street Week: Christina tries a comeback, Erasure singer solo
Monday, June 7, 2010


The build-up behind Christina Aguilera's fourth studio CD has been met with unflattering comparisons to Lady Gaga (basically that's she's following the newcomer instead of leading the way), plus a postponed tour until 2011. Though the pop diva says she didn't have time to put the finishing touches on Bionic (RCA) and stage a new show, speculations are flying that she just can't sell tickets anymore, especially considering its been four years in between albums and the attention span these days barely lasts four minutes.

Best known as the lead singer of Erasure since 1985, Andy Bell didn't start a solo career until 2005's Electric Blue. Five years later, he follows up with Non-Stop (Mute) in individual contexts with a collection that truly lives Andy Bellup to its title of unceasing club cuts that are destined for the dance floor, thanks to the throbbing beats, rich production and sugary sweet programming.

Coming off a recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as a previous member of Genesis has raised Steve Hackett's mainstream visibility tremendously, setting the stage for another season of recording and touring. Along for the ride on this new progressive rock outing Out of the Tunnel's Mouth (Inside Out) are none other than former band mate Anthony Phillips on the 12-string guitar, plus guest bassist Chris Squire of Yes fame.

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