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DIANA ROSS That’s Miss Ross to you. The iconic Motown singer comes back to the Citi Wang Theatre after an ecstatic show there in 2010. Her latest tour is billed as an evening of greatest hits, which no doubt will range from her work with the Supremes through her catalog of chart-toppers as a solo artist.
Aug. 9, 8 p.m. Tickets: $53.25-$183.25. Citi Wang Theater. 866-348-9738, www.citicenter.org James Reed


Pop & Rock

DAYNA KURTZ “I’ve been bad since you left me/ But I look good in bad,” Kurtz boasts in her guttural bray on the opening track of her new album, “Secret Canon Vol. 2.” As is Kurtz’s style, the album casts a vast net, veering from round-midnight blues ballads to the street funk and jazz of her new adopted hometown of New Orleans. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Johnny D’s. 617-776-2004, www.ticketweb.com

KELLY CLARKSON/MAROON 5 It all comes full circle: Clarkson was the winner of the first season of “American Idol” long before Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine became a judge on “The Voice.” This double bill comes fully loaded with some of Top 40’s most massive hits, from hers [“Stronger (“What Doesn’t Kill You),” “Since U Been Gone”] to theirs (“One More Night,” “This Love”). Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Tickets: $29.50-$99.50. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

BLACK SABBATH With Ozzy Osbourne once again at the helm, these pioneers of heavy metal have recently reunited (but without founding drummer Bill Ward) behind a new album, “13,” which debuted at No. 1. Early reviews of this new tour have been positive, too. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $37-$142.50. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com James Reed



Folk, World & Country

MORGAN HERITAGE The children of renowned reggae vocalist Denroy Morgan have a new record titled “Here Come the Kings,” but it could as easily have been called “Return of the Kings,” given that the band has just ended a hiatus to once more take up the perpetuation and extension of the reggae traditions that its name reflects. Aug. 8, 9 p.m. Tickets: $25. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com; Aug. 11,
8 p.m. Tickets: $25. Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury. 888-777-8932, www.ticketweb.com

VINCE GILL Gill has reached the point in his career where he can do pretty much what he wants. The latest indication of that is “Bakersfield,” his new album with long-time compadre, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, a sterling hard-country homage to the country music sound that famously took its name from that southern California town. Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $52.75-$72.75. South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset. 800-514-3849, www.etix.com


STEVE WYNN If you know Wynn, it’s likely through the electric rock of his band the Miracle 3, or his topical diversion, the Baseball Project, or — if you go back far enough — his pioneering Paisley Underground outfit the Dream Syndicate. Saturday, he plays in a less-familiar guise, with his acoustic trio. Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679, www.passim.org

GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE Molly Venter and Eben Pariser have musical day jobs in the groups Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime, respectively, but they've come together as Goodnight Moonshine to explore their conception of modern folk, one that includes a wildly inventive mashup of “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Aug. 11, 9 p.m. Tickets: no cover. Toad, Cambridge. 617-497-4950, www.toadcambridge.com Stuart Munro


Jazz, Blues & Cabaret

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY The Tony-nominated singer, pianist, songwriter, actress, and cabaret artist is known for her mastery of the Broadway and Great American Songbook standards, which she’ll surely demonstrate in this special tribute to the music of “The Divine One,” Sarah Vaughan. Aug. 9-10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $39-$58. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport.
978-546-7391, www.rcmf.org

TUCK & PATTI The popular, married jazz and R&B duo — Tuck Andress plays acoustic guitar and Patti Cathcart sings — are touring this year in celebration of 35 years of making sweet, spare, and soulful music together. Aug. 9-10, 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $30. Scullers. 617-562-4111, www.scullersjazz.com

THE MAKANDA PROJECT Pianist John Kordalewski’s invaluable band continues its summer concert series and its mission to disseminate the music of Boston’s own late composer and multi-instrumentalist Makanda Ken McIntyre. Featuring a baker’s dozen of some of the area’s finest improvisers. Aug. 10, 1 p.m. Free. Roxbury Heritage State Park,
183 Roxbury Street, Roxbury. 617-442-4400, www.mkmjazz.com

AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET The 29th season of Marblehead Summer Jazz continues with an appearance by the Azerbaijan-born, classically trained, Berklee educated pianist, composer, and arranger who has been making waves internationally with her unique take on mainstream, post-bop jazz. Her husband, flutist Bart Platteau, mans the three-horn frontline along with marvelous tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and trumpeter Alex Pope Norris. Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: $27-$42. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. 781-631-1528, www.marbleheadjazz.org
Kevin Lowenthal



FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard directs this year’s FCM, which focuses on the music of Helmut Lachenmann and Marco Stroppa, and culminates on Aug. 12 with the keenly anticipated US premiere of George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin,” conducted by the composer. From Aug. 8. Lenox. 617-266-1200,


MARLBORO MUSIC The festival’s final weekend includes performances on Friday (music by Auerbach, Mozart, Elgar); Saturday (Hummel, Brahms and Beethoven); and Sunday, when the summer ends in the traditional manner, with a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (David Zinman will conduct and Richard Goode will be the piano soloist). Aug. 9-11. Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394, www.marlboromusic.org

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Christoph von Dohnanyi leads the first two of the weekend’s three concerts, each anchored by a Brahms symphony. Gil Shaham joins as soloist on Friday in the Sibelius Violin Concerto, and Yefim Bronfman joins on Saturday for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. On Sunday, Christian Zacharias takes over with an all-Beethoven program. Aug. 9-11. Lenox. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org

OUR TOWN Monadnock Music takes on Ned Rorem’s chamber opera adaptation of the iconic Thornton Wilder play. The cast includes Matthew DiBattista, Margot Rood, and Brendan Buckley. Gil Rose conducts and directs. Aug. 11, 4 p.m. Peterborough Town House, NH. 800-868-9613, www.monadnockmusic.org Jeremy Eichler