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Priority list: Cedric the Entertainer, a magical anniversary, more

April 4, 2016

Comedy, magic, and music top the list this week.

The Comedy Get Down

A high-profile lineup of comedians partner on this tour that includes Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy. As with such shows, the lineup is subject to change.

April 8  Bankers Life Fieldhouse  Details

Indy Magic Monthly 100th Show

Producer Taylor Martin—in the guise of Mistress of Ceremonies Andrea Merlyn—hosts an evening of magic acts including Cody Clark (who got his start with this series), and Francis Menotti (as seen on “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.” Surprise appearances—different then the kind that usually happen at magic shows—are expected from past performers as well.

April 5 Theatre on the Square Details

SFJazz Collective: “The Music of Michael Jackson”

This jazz supergroup has an unusual process. Each spring, the members gather to work on the music of an established artist and also music by the group’s members. What you’ll see at the Palladium is the former, this time considering the music popularized by Michael Jackson.

April 8 Palladium  Details

Also this week

Local performers celebrate the music of Tom Waits at the HiFi April 7.

Pink Martini returns to town for a weekend of shows with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theatre April 8-9, including an afternoon show on Friday.

Donald Davidson tell Indy 500 stories April 7 at Indiana Landmarks Center.

The Warehouse hosts the Harmonica Collective All-Star Jam April 7.

Jethro Tull comes to the Murat Theatre April 8.

Bob Kravitz is guest commentator for a Carmel Symphony Orchestra sports celebration including John Williams’ Olympics music as well as tunes associated with “Rocky,” “Breaking Away,” and the Harlem Globetrotters.

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