Season of the Arts

Top picks for pop music

1: Jack White, Sept. 21-22, Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

The nine-time Grammy-winning rock-’n’-roll chameleon is best known for his former band The White Stripes’ 2003 hit Seven Nation Army, which went on to become a ubiquitous stadium chant at international sporting events. Now solo, White takes the stage in support of his new, chart-topping album, Lazaretto, and its explosive instrumental single, High Ball Stepper.

2: One Direction, Oct. 5, Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Get ready for the deafening squeals of thousands of smitten tween girls swooning over the hottest boy band du jour. The U.K.’s Fab Five (Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis, for the uninitiated), the first band to have its first three albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, will wrap up its “Where We Are” tour in Miami, performing hits including What Makes You Beautiful, Best Song Ever and Story of My Life.

3: Mötley Crüe, Oct. 17, Hard Rock Live near Hollywood.

This is the “Final Tour” for the L.A. bad-boy glam-metal band, and it’s even in writing, in the form of a Cessation of Touring Agreement to prevent some watered-down version in the future. Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars will make their last appearance in South Florida, cranking out fan favorites including Dr. Feelgood, Home Sweet Home, Shout at the Devil, Looks That Kill, Kickstart My Heart and Girls, Girls, Girls.

4: Ringo Starr, Oct. 21, Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

One of the two surviving ex-Beatles is still getting by with a little help from his friends — namely his rotating All Starr Band, this time featuring Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey), Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette. Ringo’s known for his drumming, but he’ll show off his vocal skills on Fab Four classics such as With A Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine and Octopus’s Garden, plus solo hits Photograph, It Don’t Come Easy and You’re Sixteen.

5: Heart, Nov. 9, Hard Rock Live near Hollywood.

There’s never been a sister act that rocked more than Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, whose soaring vocals and blistering guitar work set the foundation for timeless classic-rock hits including Barracuda, Crazy On You, Magic Man, Even It Up and Straight On, plus the power ballads Never, Alone, What About Love and These Dreams. And if we’re lucky, they’ve been known to break out a powerful Led Zeppelin cover or two, such as Rock and Roll or The Battle of Evermore.

6: James Taylor, Nov. 15, BB&T Center in Sunrise.

In the “singer-songwriter” genre, few reach the rarefied air occupied by this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. The five-time Grammy-winner’s soothing voice with the easy Southern drawl has been charming his fans for more than 40 years with timeless tracks including Fire and Rain, Carolina In My Mind, Sweet Baby James, You’ve Got a Friend, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Mockingbird, Your Smiling Face, Shower the People, Handy Man, Mexico and Her Town Too. Taylor, his acoustic guitar and his All-Star Band will perform old favorites and a few new songs as part of his fall tour.

7: Diana Krall, Dec. 12, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.

Jazz fans are familiar with this sultry, Grammy-winning singer and pianist’s dazzling renditions of jazz and blues standards. Now, Krall — who with husband Elvis Costello makes up one of the coolest couples in music history — tackles the world of pop-rock, taking the stage in support of her upcoming album Wallflower, featuring her versions of classics such as The Mamas and the Papas’ California Dreaming and The Eagles’ Desperado, plus the title track by Bob Dylan.

8: Usher, Dec. 13, AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami.

R&B fans adore this eight-time Grammy-winner for his sleek dance moves and smooth hits including Nice & Slow, U Got It Bad, Yeah!, Burn, Confessions Part II, My Boo, Love In This Club, OMG and DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love. Now Usher is hitting the road for The UR Experience Tour, his first in three years, during which he’ll perform all the faves, plus tracks from his upcoming eighth studio album, UR, featuring the singles Good Kisser and She Came to Give It to You.

9: Fleetwood Mac, Dec. 19, BB&T Center in Sunrise.

The Mac is back. Completely, this time, as Christine McVie rejoins bandmates John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham for the first time since 1998 for the legendary rock group’s “On With the Show” tour. The possible set list is very long, but expect to hear hits including Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Dreams, Say You Love Me, Gold Dust Woman, Over My Head, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Landslide, Sara, Hold Me, Little Lies, Seven Wonders, Tusk and Gypsy.

10: Tony Bennett, Feb. 13, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami, and Feb. 14, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by taking your love to a show by the American master whose easy crooning simply embodies romance? The winner of 17 Grammy Awards — still going strong at the astonishing age of 88 — will perform standards including Because of You, Rags to Riches, Cold, Cold Heart, I Wanna Be Around, The Good Life, Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) and his signature song, I Left My Heart In San Francisco.

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