Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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John Legend-Once Again


None November 9th, 2006

onceagain

Sony Urban

 Soulful vocalist and ubiquitous music-video fixture John Legend follows his acclaimed debut "Get Lifted" with "Once Again," an equally mellow sophomore album and one which doesn't alter his proven formula so much as stretch it in subtle new directions.
 
Legend is understandably more visible this time around and his terrific first single, "Save Room," doesn't disappoint; riding a supple Seventies groove, complete with organ and flute, the spare instrumentation highlights Legend's high, smoky tenor to fantastic effect. The piercing "Stereo" is a bitter, resigned commentary on the ladies of the road while "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" is a sun-dappled ode to suckin' face in public.
 
As the record progresses, you might want for something to interrupt the flow of smooth, competent R&B, but damned if Legend doesn't deviate; willfully treading this narrow path could result in diminished returns at some point, but if you already had three Grammys under your belt, would you necessarily be concerned about that? 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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