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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Special “Evening”: “An Evening with Michael McDonald” will be presented at 8 p.m. May 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, McDonald’s “Wide Open,” set for release Sept. 15, will be his first album of original material in 17 years. McDonald, above, was a member of Steely Dan before joining the Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s. He was singer, keyboardist and songwriter on the Doobie’s Top 40 singles, “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” In the 1980s and 1990s, McDonald’s solo career included the hits “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” and “On My Own,” with Patti LaBelle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

Just Fabulous: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives perform in concert at 8 p.m. May 18, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician has recorded “Way Out West,” his 18th studio album, a musical journey through the California desert. The Fabulous Superlatives, Stuart’s band since 2002, includes Stuart, above, second from left, vocals, guitar, mandolin; Kenny Vaughan, guitar; Harry Stinson, drums, and Chris Scruggs, bass, steel guitar. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

10th anniversary: Viktorija Gečytė with Gene Perla Trio, returns to “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. May 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The 10th anniversary tour for Viktorija Gečytė, above left, includes her on vocals; Sean Gough, piano; Gene Perla, above right, acoustic double bass, and David Jimenez, drums. Paris-based Lithuanian singer Gečytė has been enchanting audiences for the past 10 years, touring the United States and Europe. Her music springs from the Great American Songbook, and includes jazz standards, original compositions, and Lithuanian folk songs. The performance will be video-taped by PBS39. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715