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The Circus becomes Broadway
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform hits from Broadway as acrobats, contortionists, tumblers and balancers defy gravity on aerial silks. See him at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$115. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.
Tony Rock (Chris’ younger brother) is best known for playing Uncle Ryan on “Everybody Hates Chris” and for being a touring stand-up veteran himself. Find him at Funny Bone at the Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Township, January 21-23. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
You may have seen the movie starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Now watch the original play about the explosive tensions between African American musicians and white recording studio owners in 1920s Chicago. Check it out at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, from January 21 to February 21. 12. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost between $58 and $68. For more information, call 513-381-BARD or visit www.cincyshakes.com.
Signs of life: the American Pink Floyd
This Pink Floyd tribute band is made up of eight musicians and a production team to recreate the Floyd concert experience, not just the music but the special effects, lighting and video. Signs of Life will perform hits and rarities from each Floyd album. See them at the Sorg Opera House, 57 S. Main St., Middletown, on January 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 to $30. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.
Geoff Tate, the former singer of progressive metal band Queensryche, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of ‘Empire’, Queensryche’s most popular album, which included hits ‘Jet City Woman’, ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Just Another Rainy night (without you). Meet at Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40. For more information, call 513-616-2640 or visit www.ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Better than Ezra
This alternative rock band rose to popularity in the 1990s with their single “Good”. They have released eight albums. See them at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on January 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $19 and $55. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasioncincinnati.com.
This stand-up comedian is known or was a former correspondent for “The Daily Show” (starring Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah) and for his two award-winning Netflix specials. See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on January 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $45 and $95. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.