Sound Check

SOUND CHECK

this week's highlights

March 29, 2007

Christina Aguilera -- Verizon Center / One-time pop tart Christina Aguilera has turned out to be a versatile performer with a voice that just keeps on going. She brings her "Back to Basics" tour, promoting the album of the same name, to the Verizon Center on Monday night at 7:30. Tickets are $55-$85. Verizon Center is at 601 F St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com. Aguilera is also at 1st Mariner Arena on April 28. Check Ticketmaster for more details.

Lil' Wayne -- 1st Mariner Arena / New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne is in Baltimore at 7 Sunday night. Young Jeezy, Birdman, Jim Jones and Rich Boy are also slated to perform. 1st Mariner Arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. For tickets, which are $25-$98, call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.

Blind Boys of Alabama -- Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts / At 7 Sunday night, check out Gospel Music Hall of Famers the Blind Boys of Alabama at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Tickets are $52-$58. The hall is at 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are available at marylandhall.org or 410-280-5640.

[SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

Just announced

Seal -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on May 19. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Third Eye Blind -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on May 1. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill -- Verizon Center in Washington on July 7. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

John Mayer -- Verizon Center in Washington on July 25. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Sara Evans -- Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons on July 27. 410-326-2042.

Ricky Martin -- George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on April 27. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com.

The Goo Goo Dolls -- Frostburg State University on April 22. 301-687-3137. Still available

Vienna Teng -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on April 6. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Leo Kottke -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on April 10-11. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

Blue Man Group -- 1st Mariner Arena on April 21. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Montgomery Gentry -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on May 5. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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