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To-Do List, June 10-16 

THURSDAY, 6/10


JOE / MINT CONDITION
7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $34-$69.

Joe. Just "Joe." He's a Grammy-nominated hip-hop heavy hitter worthy of a greatest hits compilation culled from eight albums and 26 singles. When it comes to grind jams, all breathy and ready made for 1,500-thread-count sheets, the man's nothing short of a veteran. He's no stranger to the radio waves, either. "I Wanna Know" is a classic high school dance throwback jam for thousands, and you might remember him taking chorus duties for Mariah Carey and Nas in 2000's "Thank God I Found You." He's joined by Mint Condition, another old-school Discman standard known for its panty-dropping prowess. Since 1991, MC's been a back-to-basics R&B outfit, not scared of combining saxophone solos and vocal gymnastics with Latin and obscure African rhythms. All things considered, this should be the best night of soulful torch songs and nostalgic bump and grinders that we'll see in a good while.


FRIDAY, 6/11


'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR'
7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat; 2:30 p.m. Sun; Weekend Theatre. $18.

Despite being widely panned by religious groups for being, in their eyes, sacrilegious, during its 1971 debut, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's biblical rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has been running strong for 39 years, enjoying loads of Tony awards, inestimable numbers of productions and the guarantee that at least 20 copies of the soundtrack lurk in the permanent collection of every single used record store you'll ever visit. This month, the Weekend Theatre invites the musical into its home, with director Jamie Scott Blakey placing the 25 actors in the production into a more "political than spiritual" angle. Regardless of interpretation, expect for JCS classics like "I Don't Know How To Love Him" and "Everything's Alright" to fill the stage space during its run. Jesus, Judas, Mary and the whole dang gang will rock out every weekend through July 3.


SATURDAY 6/12


LR WIND SYMPHONY: 'STARS AND STRIPES'
7 p.m., MacArthur Park. Free.

Fourteen years strong, the Little Rock Wind Symphony's annual Flag Day concert has become a patriotic tradition. This year, the LRWS is blasting out a slate of marches, suites and patriotic show tunes by everyone from John Philip Sousa to John Williams. The shebang kicks off at 7 p.m. with presentation of colors by the U.S. Air Force Color Guard from Little Rock Air Force Base, but for the early birds, the MacArthur Museum will be open for patrons to browse their current exhibits, including war photography from World War II and Vietnam. Also, the museum invites concert goers to bring their tattered American flags for a proper flag disposal ceremony later in the year.


RECKLESS KELLY/ HWY. 5
9:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $20.

As far as Austin roots-rockers go, Reckless Kelly is about as rambunctious and unhinged as they come. The band's sound is eyes-forward, grip-the-wheel, red dirt country, but its songwriting finds itself miles more provocative than its sonic ilk. In 2008, the group released its eighth album, "Bulletproof," a seemingly straightforward country album that happens to be, lyric for lyric, more politically righteous than nearly any other LP released during the Bush years. The best track on the album, "American Blood," brandishes lyrics like "the brass ain't fighting, but they'll sure as hell have to take a stand/and they'll have to live with American blood on their hands." Still, Reckless Kelly isn't above getting edgy and goofy: Just take a peek at "Ritalin and Wiggles," an "I have a crush on you, so let's do drugs together" song as funny and strangely touching as you'll find anywhere. And judging from the band's expansive repertoire of covers, its ears are scholarly, to boot. They seamlessly jump from covers of near-canonized British songwriter Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" to fellow Texan Alejandro Escovedo's classic "Castanets." Hwy. 5, long-time regulars on big time Texan stages, opens the show, sporting a new lead singer in Arkie newcomer Jesse Davis of Glenwood.


TUESDAY 6/15


CHEAP GIRLS/ O! PIONEERS
9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. Donations.
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