Aretha Franklin, Dead Prez Lead This Week's Show Announcements

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Yowza! Aretha Franklin is re-opening the Peabody Opera House with a little known feller named Jay Leno on October 1. The living legend and infamous chin are headlining a night called "An Encore 77 Years in the Making," once the $78.7 million dollar restoration of the historic opera house is complete. DJ Questlove (!) of The Roots makes a stop at The Gramophone on August 27, and Dead Prez (!!!) hits the Firebird on August 15.

Blueberry Hill Man...Or Astroman?, October 10

Ciceros Alex Goot, September 5 Balmorhea, September 7 Icon For Hire, August 12

The Firebird The Chop Tops, September 2 Dead Prez, August 15 Elsinore, August 19 The Graduate, August 13 Hunx and His Punx, September 13 I Fight Dragons, August 16 Katchafire, September 25 Lucky Boys Confusion, September 17 The Plot In You, August 26 The Slackers, October 23 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, November 4

The Fox Theatre Straight No Chaser, October 22

The Gramophone DJ Questlove, August 27 Frontier Ruckus, August 4 Grupo Fantasma, August 24 The Lightnin' Malcolm Band, August 31 Sugar Blue, August 19

Jazz at the Bistro Anat Cohen, February 15-18 Dafnis Prieto Trio, May 9-12 Greg Osby, December 14-17 Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, February 1-4 Freddy Cole, February 29-March 3 Jeff Lorber Fusion, October 19-22 John Scofield Jazz Quartet, November 2-5 Kurt Elling, November 16-19 Marlena Shaw, April 11-14 Stanley Clarke Trio, May 23-26 Stanley Jordan's Trio, Oct. 5-8 Tia Fuller, April 25-28 Vijay Iyer Trio, March 14-17

Off Broadway Fruit Bats, September 19

Old Rock House Kevin Devine, September 10 Larkin Poe, September 7 Michael Tolcher, July 27 Nonpoint, August 25 We Were Promised Jetpacks, November 3

The Pageant Arctic Monkeys, October 4 Chromeo, October 24 Gillian Welch, September 3 Matt Nathanson, October 18 The Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club, September 23

Peabody Opera House Aretha Franklin, October 1

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