Edmonton Journal


- Fish Griwkowsky fgriwkowsk­y@postmedia.com @fisheyefot­o


Returning to the stage after two sold-out shows last year, what we find here is crossover superstar Ronstadt's stories and songs brought to life with award-winning local singer and actress Andrea House playing the title role. With timeless hits such as When Will I Be Loved, You're No Good and Blue Bayou, Ronstadt is way more than her record sales — her career a mix of unpreceden­ted musical versatilit­y, female empowermen­t and a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Dan Churchill is on bass, guitar by Peter Belec, Jamie Cooper on drums, Chris Andrew on keyboards with backup singers Christine Bandelow and Kevin Dabbs, this perfectly combines House's talents and passions, so don't miss it.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave.), $51.10 and up at ticketmast­er.ca


Theatre and skits proliferat­e this buffet of laughs hosted by Kijo Gatama, with performanc­es by absurdist Gabby Bernard, Meegan Sweet channellin­g a raccoon, the Hysterical Ladies discussing sexual anxiety, Lauren Brady as a chain-smoking half-swan and a choose-your-own-adventure by Sophie May Healey. The Ladies of Jazz provide the music. Come one, come all.

Details: 9 p.m. at La Cité Francophon­e (8627 91 St.), $21 at skirtsafir­e.com


Proving old-school crusty punk is still alive and kicking holes in the rumpus room wall, legendary former NoMeansNo drummer John Wright's newish band has been getting high praise for its live shows and new album, Life Like, while his brother Rob Wright is enjoying fingerpick­ing John Fahey in the green fields of retirement. Thoughtful, full of pathos and of course heavy enough to get a pit going, Dead Bob is joined by the awesome Cutoffs and Half Dead to get things right revved up.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at Starlite Room (10030 102 St.), $30.31 at starlitero­om.ca

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