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Cap­sule re­views are by Ran­dall Roberts, Au­gust Brown and Ger­rick D. Kennedy.

D’An­gelo and the Van­guard “Black Mes­siah” ar­rives as if by design, the mu­si­cal re­ac­tion to a long, hot year as though the work was recorded not over the past decade but the past month. Not all the songs on the hour­long work are po­lit­i­cally charged. But the ti­tle none­the­less “cre­ates a land­scape where these songs can live to the fullest,” says the artist. His new mu­si­cal land­scape is filled with un­flinch­ing de­tails—“All­we­want­ed­was a chance to talk / In­stead we only got out­lined in chalk,” he sings on “The Cha­rade”— of­fered with nu­ance, with vivid, im­me­di­ately mem­o­rable riffs. Rife with the kind of sub­limely loose grooves achiev­able only through in­stru­men­tal pre­ci­sion, “Black Mes­siah” is as vi­tal as it is sublime. (R.R.) Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Mon. $65-$120. club­nokia


Play­boy Jazz Fes­ti­val Her­bie Han­cock will ap­pear with Wayne Shorter, and Le­disi, Aloe Blacc, Ter­ence Blan­chard, Tower of Power and Ozomatli among the other acts tapped for the Play­boy Jazz Fes­ti­val. Head­lin­ers Han­cock and Shorter will per­form with the Monk In­sti­tute of Jazz Per­for­mance En­sem­ble and Blan­chard will use his slot to de­but his new­band, the E-Col­lec­tive. This year’s lineup also in­cludes Ed­die Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band, Snarky Puppy, Preser­va­tion Hall Jazz Band, and Blue Note’s su­per­group Our Point of View (Robert Glasper, Der­rick Hodge, Ken­drick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strick­land and Am­brose Ak­in­musire). Late L.A. jazz great Ger­aldWil­son will be feted dur­ing the fes­ti­val, with his son An­thony lead­ing his fa­ther’s big band. (G.K.) Hol­ly­wood Bowl, 2301 N. High­land Ave., L.A. 3 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $25$185. hol­ly­wood­

Duke Du­mont The con­tem­po­rary house pro­ducer has be­come an un­ex­pected Grammy fa­vorite in the dance mu­sic cat­e­gories, earn­ing mul­ti­ple nom­i­na­tions in re­cent years on the strength of his breezy but smart club tracks that al­ways over­run with melody and hooks. “I Got U” was his break­through sin­gle that could prove to be a lift up on par with Dis­clo­sure’s “Latch.” (A.B.) Ex­change L.A., 618 S. Spring St., L.A. 10 p.m. Sat. $40-$125.



Compiled by Matt Cooper

An­drea Bo­celli The Ital­ian tenor per­forms. Hol­ly­wood Bowl, 2301 N. High­landAve., Hol­ly­wood. To­day, 7:30 p.m. $70-$565. (323) 850-2000.

An­gel City Cho­rale Mu­sic from videogames and movies, in­clud­ing selec­tions from “World of War­craft,” “2001” and “Frozen.” Wil­shire United Methodist Church, 4350Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. To­day, 7 p.m. $30, $35; dis­counts avail­able. (310) 943-9231.

Com­mu­nity Con­cert With Tor­rance High School Wind En­sem­ble, South Bay Women’s Cho­rus and oth­ers. First United Methodist Church, 1551 El PradoAve., Tor­rance. To­day, 3 p.m. $10 sug­gested do­na­tion. (310) 3283242.

Hol­ly­wood Mas­ter Cho­rale The en­sem­ble cel­e­brates its 20th an­niver­sary with works by Mozart, Co­p­land, Lau­rid­sen, et al. Bev­erly Hills Pres­by­te­rian Church, 505 N. Rodeo Drive, Bev­erly Hills. To­day, 6 p.m. $15, $20. (323) 960-4349.

Hy­dro­gen Juke­box Long Beach Opera presents an im­mer­sive stag­ing of com­poser Philip Glass and Beat poet Allen Gins­berg’s ex­plo­ration of Amer­i­can coun­ter­cul­ture from the 1950s to the 1980s. Crafted Ware­house, Port of Los An­ge­les, 112 E. 22nd St. #10, San Pe­dro. To­day, 7 p.m. $15-$160. (562) 432-5934.

Le Sa­lon de Musiques The cham­ber­mu­sic se­ries wraps its fifth sea­son with works by Rus­sian and Czech com­posers, in­clud­ing two U.S. pre­mieres. Dorothy Chan­dler Pav­il­ion, Fifth Floor Sa­lon, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. To­day, 4 p.m. $39, $75. (310) 4980257.

Robert deMaine The L.A. Phil’s prin­ci­pal cel­list per­forms his first-ever South­ern Cal­i­for­nia solo recital. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Cren­shaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Es­tates. To­day, 2 p.m. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. (310) 316-5574.

Sun­days Live The UCLA Ca­ma­rades per­form. Bing The­ater, LACMA, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd, L.A. To­day, 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234.

Pacific Ser­e­nades Cham­ber mu­sic con­cert spot­lights gay and les­bian com­posers. West Hol­ly­wood City Coun­cil Cham­bers, 625 N. San Vi­cen-- te Blvd., West Hol­ly­wood. Wed., 8 p.m. $5-$32. (213) 534-3434.

Dog Days LA Opera presents the West Coast pre­miere of David T. Lit­tle’s heavy metal-in­fused fa­ble about a fam­ily strug­gling to sur­vive in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic world. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; Mon., 8 p.m. $169. (213) 972-8001.

Pacific Sym­phony Sea­son closer in­cludes the world pre­miere of Laura Karp­man’s “Siren Songs,” plus Wag­ner’s “Göt­ter­däm­merung” fea­tur­ing so­prano Deb­o­rah Voigt. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Con­cert Hall, Segerstrom Cen­ter for the Arts, 600Town Cen­ter Drive, Costa Mesa. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m. $25-$99. (714) 755-5799.

LACO @ the Movies Los An­ge­les Cham­ber Or­ches­tra pro­vides live ac­com­pa­ni­ment for a screen­ing of rare and clas­sic Dis­ney car­toons. The The­atre at Ace Ho­tel, 929 S. Broad­way, L.A. Sat., 7 p.m. $35 and up. (213) 622-7001.

Los An­ge­les Lawyers Phil­har­monic Gersh­win’s “Rhap­sody in Blue,” a salute to Broad­way mu­si­cals and more; with June Lock­hart and Bill Han­del. Walt Dis­ney Con­cert Hall, 111S. Grand Ave, L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $20-$100. www.lalawyer­

Pasadena Mas­ter Cho­rale A per­for­mance of Brahms’ Re­quiem in­cludes read­ings of au­di­ence mem­bers’ thoughts on loss, grief, sor­row and com­fort. First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Next Sun., 7 p.m. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. (626) 208-0009.

Sun­days Live Pi­anist Yung-Chiu Wang per­forms works by Schu­bert and Rach­mani­noff. Bing The­ater, LACMA, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd, L.A. Next Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234.

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