Be Jammin’

Black Uhuru, the legendary reggae trio from Kingston, Jamaica, splashes down at Hard Rock Café on the Strip at 8 p.m. July 28 ($22-$25) with ForTwentyDaze & Tierra Buena. Uhuru is Swahili for “freedom,” which is exactly what the band’s music makes you feel—a liberation of sound, movement and thought. They’ve released a number of classic discs since forming in 1972, but arguably Uhuru’s finest moment is their full-length release, Red. No less than Rolling Stone named it among the best albums of the ’80s. At times politically edged, Uhuru always has its musical heart set on getting an audience up and moving to the skank. Besides, reggae is summer music, and nothing sounds or feels better in the heat than surrendering to a Caribbean groove.

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Aretha Franklin

By Sean DeFrank

That voice. Powerful and passionate, it remains one of the great forces of nature, as expansive as it is expressive. Despite health issues in recent years, the 70-year-old Queen of Soul showed why Rolling Stone named her the “greatest singer of all time,” displaying a range and command that can still send shivers down your spine. Supported firmly by a 20-piece band that included 10 horn players, three backup singers and her son Teddy on guitar, Franklin appeared fit as she opened with the Jackie Wilson classic “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”



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