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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Alan Jackson-Like Red on a Rose


None October 12th, 2006

likeredonaorse

Arista Nashville

So melancholy and introspective as to be almost emotionally monochromatic, Alan Jackson's brooding "Like Red on a Rose" is an impressive left turn for the neo-traditionalist Nashville veteran, dialing down the sunshine streaking hits like  "Chattahoochee" and infusing his evocative baritone with an almost palpable sense of pain. Jackson's secret weapon? Placing himself in the hands of multi-Grammy Award-winning bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, whose ear for minor-key lamentations about shattered love gives Jackson some of the most potent and poignant material of his two-decade career. From the subtly overwhelming title track to the almost jazzy "Anywhere on Earth You Are," Jackson fits comfortably into Krauss' impeccable, heavily shadowed production.
 
If "Like Red on a Rose" has any shortcomings, it's that Krauss leans too heavily on dour, lovelorn songs' a quick burst of upbeat honky-tonk country-pop, Jackson's well-honed stock in trade, would've allowed this "Rose" to bloom more fully.
 
- Preston Jones

 
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