Harry Connick, Jr.

With three Grammy and two Emmy awards, along with two Tony nominations, to his credit, Harry Connick Jr. is equal parts serious musician, smooth showman and natural actor. He added philanthropist to his résumé with his efforts to help his hometown, New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Connick’s latest album, Every Man Should Know, is a collection of songs he wrote, arranged and performed (his first release made up of all-original material since 1997). Said to be his most personal songwriting to date, Every Man will be at the center of his one-night-only Houston performance. In liner notes to the album, Connick says he took a decidedly liberated approach to writing for Every Man: “No rules, no limits. I wrote what I liked, I played what I felt and I sang what I saw.”

8 p.m. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit spahouston.org. $42 to $110.
Sat., Nov. 9, 8 p.m., 2013

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