Ran­dom Acts Vo­cal­ist Ali­cia Olatuja; “City of Dream­ers,” an evening of film, per­for­mance, mu­sic, and con­ver­sa­tion by Cap­i­tal High School stu­dents; pi­anist Yuja Wang; singer El­iza Rick­man

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“Haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful” is one of those overused de­scrip­tors for mu­sic that rarely gets across much in­for­ma­tion about what a singer ac­tu­ally sounds like. When ap­plied to singer El­iza Rick­man, how­ever, it is en­tirely ac­cu­rate, in that her strong yet lilt­ing voice seems to be trav­el­ing through time from a more clas­si­cal pe­riod — long be­fore Auto-Tune — ac­com­pa­nied by the plink­ing of a child’s toy pi­ano. The mu­si­cal ar­range­ments on her new­est al­bum, Foot­notes for

the Spring, are denser and richer than in pre­vi­ous work, but Rick­man’s voice is still part-Joan Baez and part-Iris De­ment, blend­ing into some­thing of un­usual pu­rity. Her cover of Bob Dy­lan’s “She Be­longs to Me” so com­pletely rein­vents the song that Dy­lan him­self should envy her imag­i­na­tion. Rick­man plays at Meow Wolf Arts Com­plex (1352 Ru­fina Cir­cle, 505-780- 4458) at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, May 12. Tick­ets are $10, avail­able at the door

or at www.me­ow­wolf.com. — J.L.

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