ARTS Pick: Martina McBride

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Country music’s electric star Martina McBride is known for refusing trends and conventions, and with the release of Everlasting, the first album on her own label, she expands beyond country sounds. The Kansas-born artist finds fresh nuances in familiar favorites and songs that range from Motown and Etta James to Van Morrison and Linda Ronstadt.

Saturday 7/19. $39-75, 7pm. nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 700 E. Main St, Downtown Mall. 877-CPAV-TIX.