Diane Schuur

We’re very excited to have Schuur back in Minneapolis. Through her decorated singing career, we’ve come to expect her to trot out the jazz and pop standards—from big-band arrangements to intimate nightclub combos. But her third record came out last summer, and it was a wonderful departure, pairing her with the one and only Barry Manilow. No, he just writes the songs and produces them—she sings them. (You gotta hand it to him: He’s a mensch and an ace, and if there were still a Brill Building, he’d be its landlord.) Rossi’s, 90 S. Ninth St., (612) 312-2828, www.bluestarjazz.com