INDIA.ARIE: Uplifting songs full of stories and history and positive vibes are part of the reason India.Arie has remained a sensation for well over a decade. Not only has she won a few well-deserved GRAMMY awards (in addition to being nominated for many more), but the chanteuse was a major player on the Lilith Fair circuit back in the day. (Actually, we were just thinking of Lilith Fair and how it might be due for a revival; maybe India can lead the way?) Mostly, we adore the soulful sound of her beautiful voice backed by a guitar and little else. "Good Mourning" is a heartbreaker of a song, but we think anything she selects to sing during her Los Angeles stop will be gorgeous and meaningful. Wednesday, April 15th. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th: "The Rat Pack -- Live at the Sands" snaps its fingers and swings at Segerstrom Hall in the OC while game-show superstar Bob Barker signs his new book "Priceless Memories" at Barnes & Noble at The Grove.