Gladys Knight to debut at the LyricW...

Gladys Knight to debut at the Lyric

W hen "Madame Lily" opens a one-week run at the Lyric Opera House Tuesday, Baltimoreans will get to see singer Gladys Knight portraying the madam of a New Orleans bordello.


Curtain times are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $17.50-$27.50. For more information, call (410) 889-3911.

@ Rather than settle for being merely a straight-up jazz stylist or a standard-issue pop singer, Al Jarreau tries to be a bit of both.


steers toward jazz with his current album, "Heaven and Earth." And even though he's likely to emphasize his newer material when he plays at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tomorrow, given the breadth of his back catalog, there's no telling what he'll sing. Tickets are $27.50, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Call (410) 783-8000 or (410)-681-7238.


J. D. Considine

Good music, for the good of Baltimore

Music's a good cause all by itself, but it's even better when it serves several other good causes, as does the Baltimore Symphony's all-Baltimore concert at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in Meyerhoff Hall. Proceeds benefit 10 local charities. Tickets for the concert, which includes works by Mussorgsky, Vivaldi, Rossini and William Grant Still, are $10 and are available from the BSO box office, (410) 783-8000.

Stephen Wigler