An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted.
Simon and Garfunkel have added a second show to their Washington stop. Tickets for the Dec. 15 performance go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. (The Dec. 14 show sold out in 15 minutes.)
Earth, Wind & Fire and the Isley Brothers, featuring Ronald Isley, will perform at the MCI Center in Washington as part of the Comedy Soul Festival on Dec. 4. Comedians include Rickey Smiley, Adele Givens and Bruce Bruce. Also, Aerosmith and Kiss play there Nov. 20. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
"Simply Christmas" with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, along with guests Henry Cho and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, will be held at the 1st Mariner Arena Dec. 5. And taking place Feb. 14 at the arena's mini-theater is B.T. Productions' annual Valentine's Day show, featuring the Temptations Revue, starring Dennis Edwards and former Temptations Ollie Woodson and Barrington Henderson. Also appearing are the Manhattans, featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett, Russell Thompkins Jr. and the Softones.
Shania Twain at the MCI Center Oct. 17.
Los Straitjackets at Fletcher's Oct. 23.
Deanna Bogart at the Funk Box Oct. 25.
Joan Baez at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium Oct. 25.
Richie Havens at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts Oct. 25. Call 410-356-7469.