Stepping Out

Soulful tunes with Oleta Adams

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In Concert

Oleta Adams

The soulful chanteuse shares her evolving musical odyssey on her current concert tour. She continues to inspire her growing legion of fans — in both the U.S. and internationally — with journeys of the heart through her songs and her eight CDs. She draws deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Adams first came to the attention of the music world with the runaway success of her 1990 Platinum debut album “Circle of One.” It included the impassioned hit single, “Get Here,” the Brenda Russell composition that became the unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War. Her concert will include songs from her most recent CD “Third Set,” along with other tunes that highlight her seemingly bottomless well of creative energy.

Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. $58, $48, $38. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (631) 698-9696 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

On Stage

Eglevsky Ballet’s Cinderella

It’s all about the right shoe…or glass slipper in this case. Eglevesky Ballet’s Executive Artistic Director Maurice Brandon Curry has put his stamp on a new version of the beloved ballet, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s jubilant lush score. Curry takes this timeless tale and sets it in the 1950s in this production, which offers a modern take on an old story. Eglevsky’s Ali Paige Block, based in New York City, dances the role of the title character. See how Cinderella meets her Prince Charming and reaches her “happily ever after” moment in the premiere of this refreshed ballet, which includes guest dancers from the renowned troupe Les Ballets Trockaderos.

Saturday, May 12, 1 and 6 p.m. $61, $51, $41. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.