Priority list for this week includes jazz great, ‘Wonderful Life’ opera, more

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Catherine Russell

The Grammy-winning vocalist sings a tribute to artists who sang at the Apollo in Harlem, including Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters and Dinah Washington. Nov. 10 The Jazz Kitchen Details

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

Don’t just skip over this one thinking you already know all about it. This version is a musical one, a new production from Indiana University Opera and composer Jake Heggie, who also wrote the vastly different “Dead Man Walking.” Nov. 10-17 Musical Arts Center, Bloomington Details

“Native Art Now!”

Launching a show that will tour the country—and producing a catalog and documentary to go with it—the Eiteljorg surveys work created since 1992 by a range of genre-busting artists. Nov. 12-Jan. 28 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Details

Also this week

Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley, the duo who earned recognition—and an odd shared Tony Award nomination—for playing conjoined twins in 1997’s “Side Show,” perform together Nov. 10 at the Cabaret at Indiana Landmarks Center.

Bands of America return for its Grand Nationals competition Nov. 8-10 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

"Country Unplugged” features Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan, and Joe Diffie at the Palladium Nov. 10.

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