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8 p.m. Wednesday, October 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard



It's been seven long years since Maxwell's last album, Now, and so fan anticipation for Black, the first of an album trilogy called Black Summers' Night, borders on neo-soul starvation. The singer's theater tour is intended to tide over his famished fans with morsels from each of the three new albums to be released over the next three years. Only "Pretty Wings" from Black is available for sampling thus far, and it features Maxwell's musical trademarks: luminously languid vocals and the lyrical ghost of relationships gone wrong.