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Decades: World Tour 2018 the band will
perform old songs with some new twists. To
accompany the tour, opening band Nuclear
Blast will gift guests a copy of their 2CD
as a memento of this unique tour. Tickets
$54.88. City National Civic, 135 W. San
Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Johnny Lang. April 13, 8 p.m. At just
36 years old, Johnny Lang is already
into the third decade of his career.
What began as a bluesy sound, influenced
by electric pioneers like Albert
Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy,
evolved over the years into a modern
R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder
and contemporary gospel music. Tickets
$45-$195. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway,
Redwood City. 650/369-7770.
Akira Tana and His Secret Agent Band.
April 14, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Bay Area jazz
drummer Akira Tana and his Secret Agent
Band—including vocalist Annie Sellick
with James Mahone on sax, Jeff Massanari
on guitar, and Midori Ono on
organ—delve into the music featured in
classic James Bond movies. Tickets $10-
$30. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St.,
Stanford University. 650/724-2464.
The Righteous Brothers. April 14, 8
p.m. Blue-eyed soul pioneers and Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley
and Bobby Hatfield had a string of
#1 classics—including “You’ve Lost That
Lovin’ Feelin.” Now Medley recreates the
magic with Bucky Heard. Tickets $45-
$75. City National Civic, 135 W. San
Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Googoosh. April 14, 9 p.m. The legendary
Iranian singer and actress is best
known for her contributions to Persian
pop music, but also starred in a slew
of pre-Revolution Persian movies from
the 1950s to the 1970s. The sophisticated
songstress has recorded songs in
multiple languages, including Farsi,
Azerbaijani, Turkish, English, Spanish,
Italian and French. Tickets $59-$129.
Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.,
La Traviata. April 14-29, times vary.
One of the most treasured operas of all
time, this masterpiece portrays the life of
the most beautiful woman in Paris. Dancing
away her days, Violetta survives on
Smuin: Dance Series 02, May 24–27, Mountain
View Center for Performing Arts; Songs of
Freedom: Mitchell, Lincoln, and Simone, April
the generosity of the wealthiest men of
France, living in luxury until she meets Alfredo
Germont, who, having nothing, offers her love
instead. Tickets $55-$175. California Theater,
345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/437-4450.
Nils Lofgren. April 14, 8 p.m. Come hear
a riff of rock ’n’ roll history from this awardwinning
guitarist and member of the Rock
& Roll Hall of Fame. An original member of
Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Lofgren’s
solo career spans three decades and more than
15 albums. Tickets $60-$65. Carriage House
Jean-Michel Jarre. April 15, 8 p.m. This
French composer, performer and record producer
is an electronic music pioneer who has
sold 80 million albums worldwide to date. For
the past two decades, the multifaceted musician
has also served as UNESCO spokesperson
and ambassador. Tickets $39.50-$150.
City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St.,
San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Sara Evans. April 19, 8 p.m. Evans is one
of country’s iconic modern singers, and
her music has resonated on country radio,
at concert halls and amphitheaters, and
on fans’ personal playlists. Evans has been
firmly in the forefront of country music
for a solid 20 years. Tickets $62. Campbell
Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave.,
Songs of Freedom: Mitchell, Lincoln, and
Simone. April 19, 7:30 p.m. The 1960s are
explored through the work of three prolific
artists—Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln
and Nina Simone—as performed by
vocalists Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja
and Joanna Majoko. Tickets $15-$65.
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up. April 19,
8 p.m. Although it has been more than
40 years since “Bridge Over Troubled
Water” was recorded, Garfunkel’s image
and signature vocal remain among the
most instantly recognizable in popular
music. Get up close and personal with
him in this intimate setting. Tickets $42-
$97. Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood
Cole Swings Cole! April 20, 8 p.m. This
vibrant tribute to Nat King Cole is performed
by the George Cole Trio with virtuoso
jazz guitarist George Cole (guitar
and vocals), Sir Richard Nelson Hall on
piano and Carla Kaufman on the upright
bass. Tickets $39-$49. California Theatre,
345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/286-2600.
The Pedrito Martinez Group. April 20,
8 p.m. Martinez is a world-class Afro-
Cuban percussionist, a rumbero called
upon by many jazz and pop stars when
they need hand drumming, as well as a
Grammy-nominated singing bandleader
in his own right. A portion of the
proceeds from this performance will be
donated to the MusicLink Foundation.
Tickets $48-$54. Carriage House Theatre,
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo
Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858.
Dwight Yoakam. April 21, 8 p.m. The
country music legend has sold more than 25
million albums worldwide and is a multiple
Grammy-winner. Tickets $40-$99. Fox
Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City.
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band. April
26, 7:30 p.m. This ensemble brings together
five genre-busting artists who delight audi-
19, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Theatre, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Yolanda Del Rio con Mariachi Los Cadetes.
April 14, 8 p.m. With her trademark melancholic
wailing style, Del Rio would eventually
become one of the most prominent Ranchera
singers of the 1970s and 1980s. Her songs
“Valgame Dios” and “Una Intrusa” ranked on
the Billboard Latin charts. Tickets $40-$85.
Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City.