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Still figuring out your weekend plans? Here are South Florida’s live music performances you won’t want to miss!
The Queen of Pop sweeps into town for two nights in support of her 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” on which she worked with electronic-music producers Diplo and Avicii to keep up with musical trends. Of course, Madonna’s also got a treasure trove of tried-and-true hits to choose from, including “Holiday,” “Like a Virgin,” “Vogue,” “Into the Groove,” “Express Yourself,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Like a Prayer,” “Ray of Light,” “Music,” “Hung Up” and countless more.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 23 and 24) at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $40-$355.
2. Perpetual Groove
Jam band from the musically fertile town of Athens, Ga. (R.E.M., The B-52’s, Widespread Panic), takes the stage for two nights of Southern rock, funk, jazzy improv, indie-rock and psychedelic synth loops.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Jan. 22 and 23) at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $20.
3. Free MISO@thebass concert
The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and Miami Beach Arts in the Parks hold the fourth-annual MISO@thebass concert, a 90-minute performance of classical and popular music for all ages, conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet and Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 24) at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bassmuseum.org; Free.
4. Peter Cetera
Soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer lends his unmistakable voice to hits he sang with the band Chicago, including “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Wishing You Were Here,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” plus Top 10 solo ballads “Glory of Love,” “The Next Time I Fall,” “After All” and “One Good Woman.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at Magic City Casino, MCC Amphitheater, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$75, VIP table for four $500 (includes bottle of champagne).
5. Sammy Figueroa
Premier percussionist in today’s Latin jazz, who has performed with artists such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Mariah Carey and David Bowie, will be paying tribute to the original “cool Latin jazz” of vibraphonist Cal Tjader and the music he created with Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo.
Details: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $30 advance, $35 day of show.
6. The Cleveland Orchestra
Beloved soprano Renée Fleming, known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, helps celebrate the 10th anniversary season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami with works by Mozart, Ravel, Verdi, Puccini and more.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $49-$189.
7. The Temptations and The Four Tops
It doesn’t get any better than this for lovers of Motown classics, as these two legendary groups unite to bring us beloved hits including “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Get Ready,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” and “It’s the Same Old Song.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $29.50-$79.50.
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