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12/29: Music and a Musical

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    THE GOOD KIND OF SPAM (AND LOTS OF IT):  It's the show that "raises silliness to an art-form."  "Monty Python's Spamalot" (a musical lovingly ripped off from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail") is coming to Connecticut.  The show has earned rave reviews since its debut.  Now, the retelling of the retelling of the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail is playing at the Shubert in New Haven.  The show is filled with songs, men in tights, legless knights, killer rabbits and sexy dancing divas.  Now if that doesn't get your attention, at least a little bit, you've got some attention-getting-learning to do.  The show debuts tonight, and runs through January 2.  Click here for show-times and ticket info.

    MUSICAL VISIONS:  They were one of the biggest pop-rock acts of the late '90s.  Third Eye Blind exploded onto the music scene with their debut hit "Semi-Charmed Life."  (Did you know that song was about drugs?)  The hit machine kept rolling with tracks like “Graduate,” “How’s It Going To Be,” “Losing A Whole Year” and “Jumper.”  Just reading the names of the songs gets them stuck in your head.  Now, more than a decade later, the band is still together, pleasing crowds across the country.  Tonight, they're taking the stage in CT at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.  Tickets are $30-$50.  The show starts at 8 p.m.

    OH DAR-LING:  We go from pop-rock to folk-pop for this next concert.  Singer/songwriter/activist Dar Williams is taking the stage at Infinity Hall in NorfolkWilliams recently released a 2-CD career retrospective featuring songs from her almost 20-year career.  The retrospective even features the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Patty Larkin.  She's also working on a project with a chamber music society, that combines classical music with Dar's own style.  Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $40-$60.