Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hot Tickets

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hot Tickets

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Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. RECOMMENDED

This week, so many first-rate concerts are scheduled that we're not going to declare any one of them to be worthy of "DON'T MISS" stature at the expense of any other. So, close your eyes and point randomly at the following list; you'll probably have a good time whichever one you choose. Tom Russell, Off Broadway, Friday, June 10

Tom Russell is one of the finest songwriters operating today, with a whole passel of memorable lyrics and melodies to slip into his concerts. And in Andrew Hardin, his partner for this two-man show, he has one of the most delightfully fleet-fingered guitarists you'd ever want to hear. Marcia Ball, Mississippi Nights, Friday, June 10

Marcia Ball always manages to have a ball on stage, mixing up a funky, feisty brew of piano-based dance R&B. Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys, Union Station, Friday, June 10

You want to hear some hot jump blues, roots rock and R&B? You could do far worse than to check out this very entertaining combo. This is one of the free concerts in that great Riverfront Times series, so it has an early start at 6:30. Jazz Fest, The Sheldon, Friday, June 10

This show features Freddie Hubbard, who was one of the most exciting trumpeters in the jazz world of the '60s, and he's matured into a solid, dependable player. Also on the bill will be former St. Louisian Greg Osby, whose interests lie in taking jazz saxophone to the streets with some very funky beats. KLOU '60s Summer Spectacular (Chubby Checker, Dion, Jan & Dean, Lesley Gore), Riverport, Friday, June 10

Normally, we don't recommend these oldies packages, but any time you get a chance to hear Dion, whose beautiful singing has only improved over the years, you're in for a treat. …

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