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By Andy Argyrakis
Diana does Motown, Wolf sings the rock n' blues, plus a rare "Queen of Soul" concert
Monday, April 28, 2014


Diana Ross Diana Ross Diana Ross Diana Ross

Diana does Motown: "Motown The Musical" may be playing just a few doors down, but it's always better to see the real deal as Diana Ross sings many of her solo and Supremes classics during this immensely anticipated career retrospective tour. Between all those endeavors, she's logged over 70 hit singles, sold over than 100 million records and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who's still impacting multiple generations of female artists more than five decades into her illustrious career. Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at Chicago Theatre: www.thechicagotheatre.com.

Peter Wolf Peter Wolf Peter Wolf

Wolf sings some rock n' blues: Synonymous with his extensive time leading The J.Geils Band, Peter Wolf is the voice behind barroom brawlers like "Freeze Frame," "Centerfold" and "Love Stinks." However, he's also a distinguished rock n' blues-centered solo artist who's latest endeavor, "Midnight Souvenirs," marks his seventh individual long player on top of an impressive collaborations list that includes Muddy Waters, Mick Jagger, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison. Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at City Winery: www.citywinery.com/chicago.

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin

A rare "Queen of Soul" concert: With 17 Grammy Awards, a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a nod as "#1 Vocalist of All Time" by "Rolling Stone" magazine, there's little Aretha Franklin hasn't accomplished. Find out firsthand why the 72-year-old legend still reigns "The Queen of Soul" as she navigates an always unpredictable set list that should nonetheless showcase some sterling pipes during her first area appearance in three years. Saturday, May 3 at Chicago Theatre: www.thechicagotheatre.com.


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