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Ronstadt’s super with ASO 

Grammy-winning pop and classical singer appears at Robinson Center.

RONSTADT: Tonight.
  • RONSTADT: Tonight.

Linda Ronstadt, who broke onto the pop scene more than 30 years ago with “Different Drum” and recorded several hits before tackling the classics with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, will be the annual Axciom SuperPops concert performer tonight (April 19) at Robinson Center Music Hall.

The show with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra begins at 8 p.m.

Ronstadt is a seven-time Grammy Award winner. She’ll have her own conductor for a show that will include her greatest hits along with the big-band songs arranged by Riddle for her platinum-selling albums “Lush Life,” “For Sentimental Reasons” and “What’s New.”

Ronstadt was part of the folk-country group Stone Poneys when they released Mike Nesmith’s “Different Drum.” She embarked on a solo career with a backup band that would eventually also include future Eagles Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Don Henley, as well as Andrew Gold. They, along with Ronstadt, would be major players in the rock/country rock scene of Los Angeles the 1970s. Her eponymous, third album included compositions by Jackson Browne, Neil Young and Eric Anderson and launched her into the stratosphere of popular singers, and was followed up by the records “Don’t Cy Now” and “Heart Like Wheel,” which perfected her sound.

Ronstadt’s vocal talent was obvious on such hits as “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “Blue Bayou,” and she began rocking it with such songs as the Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Warren Zevon’s “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” her biggest hit. Ronstadt also wasn’t afraid to venture into jazz, opera, Mexican and Afro-Cuban styles and Broadway standards as the pop market changed. She starred in the Broadway production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” which led to her association with Nelson Riddle. She also ventured into the duet realm in the late 1980s with James Ingram for “Somewhere Out There” and the huge hit “Don’t Know Much” with Aaron Neville, plus recorded trio albums with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

She has worldwide album sales of more than 50 million.

Tickets range from $35 to $126 and are available by calling 666-1761.

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