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A true guitarmy: The great bassist Billy Cox anchors the annual Experience Hendrix show, which honors Jimi Hendrix, who hired his old friend Cox to play in his Band of Gypsies ensemble. The tour surrounds Cox with all sorts of guitar greats, including ...and more »



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Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of "The King and I" at the Hobby Center.
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of "The King and I" at the Hobby Center.

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Jazz trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill
Jazz trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill

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Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

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Tony Bennett at his 90th birthday celebration, held at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York, Dec. 1, 2016. In his ninth decade alone, Bennett has sold 10 million recordings, including two best-selling albums of duets. “I could have retired 16 years ago,” Bennett said, “but I just love what I’m doing.” (Amy Lombard/The New York Times) less
Tony Bennett at his 90th birthday celebration, held at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York, Dec. 1, 2016. In his ninth decade alone, Bennett has sold 10 million recordings, including two ... more

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"A Line (Almanac)" by Blake Rayne
"A Line (Almanac)" by Blake Rayne

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Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE KING AND I - playing Broadway at the Hobby Center.
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE KING AND I - playing Broadway at the Hobby Center.

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Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE KING AND I - playing Broadway at the Hobby Center.
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE KING AND I - playing Broadway at the Hobby Center.

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Blake Rayne's "A Line (Cover Letter)," from 2015, is on view at Blaffer Art Museum in his show "Cabin of the Accused."
Blake Rayne's "A Line (Cover Letter)," from 2015, is on view at Blaffer Art Museum in his show "Cabin of the Accused."

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"A Line (Almanac)" by Blake Rayne
"A Line (Almanac)" by Blake Rayne

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A true guitarmy: The great bassist Billy Cox anchors the annual Experience Hendrix show, which honors Jimi Hendrix, who hired his old friend Cox to play in his Band of Gypsies ensemble. The tour surrounds Cox with all sorts of guitar greats, including blues legend Buddy Guy, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, next-gen guitar dynamo Dweezil Zappa and others. 8 p.m. Saturday at Revention Music Center, 520 Texas; $39.75-$89.75; 713.230.1600, reventionmusiccenter.com.

Andrew Dansby
Ponder painting: Time is running out to see this semester's shows at the Blaffer Art Museum by Blake Rayne and Analia Saban. Both question ideas about painting. This weekend, Rayne joins curator Javier Sánchez Martínez and other international experts during a free, two-day conference called "Watch Out for Painting," with sessions 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Dudley Recital Hall. Or just drop into the museum's free Two O'Clock Tour at 2 p.m. Friday; University of Houston Central Campus, 4173 Elgin; 713-743-9521, blafferartmuseum.org. FREE
Molly Glentzer
A trumpet's call: Marquis Hill was a well established trumpet player in Chicago's formidable jazz scene, even before he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 2014. But that prize launched him to the forefront of contemporary jazz players. He made good on it, too, releasing "The Way We Play," last year - an album that exhibits a deep appreciation of jazz tradition as well as a restless innovative spirit willing to welcome some modern embellishments. Hill and his Blacktet make their Houston debut this weekend. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas; $37.50-$67.50; 713-524-5050, dacamera.com.
Andrew Dansby
'Hello, Young Lovers': "The King and I" is back in full force with its present Broadway rendition of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly star in the Tony Award-winning musical about a Siamese royal and the British woman who captures his attention. Presented by Broadway at the Hobby Center. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdaythrough March 19; $50-$150; Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; 800-952-6560, hobbycenter.org.
Wei-Huan Chen
Joyful fabrics: The gorgeous garments displayed in "Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats" might make you want to throw out your arms and spin yourself into a trance. They're that joyful. The show features about 50 pieces woven in Uzbekistan in the 1800s, on loan from George Washington University's Textile Museum; plus textiles from India, Japan and Central Asia that belong to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Opens at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the Beck Building, 5601 Main; through June 4; $7.50-$15; 713-639-7300, mfah.org.
Molly Glentzer
An aching voice: With album titles like "Wreck and Ruin," "Barricades and Brick Walls" and "Bittersweet," Kasey Chambers, left, clearly doesn't set out to coddle. But the Australian singer-songwriter works the dark stuff, writing weary and wonderful songs that fit her aching voice perfectly. She has a new album in "Dragonfly" and is sharing a bill with Parker Millsap, a baby-faced Oklahoman whose songs are gritty and soulful. 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th; $26-$38; theheightstheater.com.
Andrew Dansby
Man without peers: In 1991, Columbia Records issued a multidisc compilation called "Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett." A few years later, the set was updated to "Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett." And that was in 2004. Thirteen years later, Bennett, at age 90, remains the consummate entertainer from a bygone era. He started singing professionally in 1950 and has a peerless grasp of a great American song tradition. 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land; $79-$125; 281-207-6278, smartfinancialcentre.com.
Andrew Dansby
THOROUGHLY Modern musical: Stages Repertory Theatre keeps its modern-musical streak going after last year's recent "Wonderettes" incarnation with "Five Course Love," Gregg Coffin's jovial musical about five dates. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, through April 16; 3201 Allen Parkway; $30-$75; 713-527-0123, stagestheatre.com.
Wei-Huan Chen

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