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Kansas in Portland

Kansas is touring on its "40th Anniversary Leftoverture" tour, and plays Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 28.

The one-time garage band from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 and have produced 15 studio and four live albums, including such hits as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind."

Last year the band released the progressive rock album "The Prelude Implicit." Current members include original drummer Phil Ehart and bass player/vocalist Billy Greer.

Tickets are $35-$95. For more: www.portland5.com.


Coming to venues this week (tickets still available as of press time):

• Dweezil Zappa hosts an all-ages guitar clinic at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., followed by an 8 p.m. concert at the Roseland titled "50 Years of Frank ... The Cease & Desist Tour," with a reference to him playing "whatever the (expletive) he wants" in tribute to his dad, Frank Zappa, in the middle of the title. For tickets/more: www.roselandpdx.com.

• PDX Jazz, which puts on the PDX Jazz Festival, welcomes the Helen Sung Quartet at the Fremont Theater, 2393 N.E. Fremont St., 7:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Sung last played in Portland as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in October 2016. She'll pay tribute to Thelonious Monk and build off her "Anthem For A New Day" from 2014. Tickets are $25, $30 day of show. For more: www.fremonttheater.com.

• The Expendables have been long-standing stars of the reggae rock genre, touring pretty much nonstop, and they stop at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Tickets are $18, $22 at door. For more: www.crystallballroompdx.com.

• Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of music (Grammy-nominated Morgan Taylor), colored-pencil animations and storytelling. It stages at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St. Tickets are $10, $7 for children ($12/$8 at door). For more: www.cstpdx.com.

• Pepe Raphael and 3 Leg Torso play a gig at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego, 7 p.m. Monday, May 1. Tickets are $15. For more: www.3legtorso.com, www.bottleblondes.com.

• The rapper/songwriter Mod Sun plays Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on his "Drive In Movie" tour. Tickets are $18, $21 day of show. For more: www.hawthornetheatre.com.

• Juno-nominated composer/producer Lydia Ainsworth is touring in the United States for the first time and stops at Holocene, 1001 S.E Morrison St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $10-$12. For more: www.holocene.org.

• Influenced by Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Americana band Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors play Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $20. For more: www.aladdin-theater.com.

• PDX Jazz presents Gerald Clayton (7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3) and Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro (7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4), at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. Tickets are $25, $30 day of show (Clayton); $30, $35 at the door (Cohen). For more: www.theoldchurch.org.

• Magnetic Fields' "50 Song Memoir" is a musical exploration of composer Stephin Merritt's life. The band stops at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 3-4. Check www.revolutionhall.com for tickets.


Buy your tickets soon ...

• The Rose Festival has announced its RoZone Concerts lineup for the 2017 Rose Festival at Waterfront Park.

A re-creation of a 1970 festival at Milo McIver State Park, Vortex II opens on Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28 (the May 28 show includes Patrick Lamb's tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire), followed by Seether (June 2), Sir Mix-A-Lot (June 3), 98.7 The Bull CountryFest (June 4) and Dia de la Familia (June 11).

For more: www.rosefestival.org.

• Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd co-founder, will stop in Portland at the Moda Center, June 25, as part of his "Us and Them" tour. Tickets, $55-$199.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at www.rosequarter.com.

• Alt-J has added a second October show, due to popular demand. They'll play Oct. 10, to go with an Oct. 9 date, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. For more: www.portland5.com.