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Tom Jones

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles



Tom Jones is a timeless sex symbol. But it's not because of his prodigious swath of chest hair, the cascades of sweat, the Del Boca Vista Phase II tan, or even the swoon-inducing baritone that launched hits such as "What's New, Pussycat?" and "Thunderball." Ask any woman what traits she looks for in a man and invariably "sense of humor" will top the list. And Mr. Jones possesses a sense of humor. See the sly smirk that defines his public persona. See his duets with Barenaked Ladies and Cybill Shepherd. See his appearance in Mars Attacks! and on The Simpsons. See the very existence of "What's New, Pussycat?" and "Thunderball." And if the disco-tastic "Stoned in Love" isn't the funniest song since Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time," may I be crushed beneath a pile of thrown undergarments.

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