Paula Cole Jan. 11
The seven-time Grammy nominee with the string of emotional 1990s classics arrives in Wilmington to play her top 10 hits and acclaimed newer songs. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com
Albert Castiglia Jan. 13
The blues take center stage with nationally acclaimed musician Albert Castiglia. He’ll share the stage with Barrelhouse and lower case blues for an afternoon of funky sound and yummy eats. The New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org
Harpsichord Masterclasses & Concert with Arthur Haas Jan. 15-20.
The world-renowned harpsichord phenom brings his act to Wilmington with hands-on sessions and a concert finale. The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Road, Wilmington, brandywinebaroque.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. & Black History Tribute Jan. 18
The Music School of Delaware’s annual tribute showcases Herbie Hancock’s legendary jazz-funk album “Headhunters” as well as excerpts from “The Meeting,” a play about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org
Mélomanie January Concert Jan. 19
Join Mélomanie for its world premiere of Sergio Roberto de Oliveira’s duo for flute and cello, featuring guest artist Eve Friedman and composers Roberto Pace and Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. After, grab a libation at Presto. Grace Church, 900 Washington St., Wilmington, melomanie.org
Joe Lovano’s Us Five Jan. 19
The one and only Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano is coming to town and bringing along his much-acclaimed band, which includes Otis Brown III and jazz darling Esperanza Spalding. Get hip to why the Jazz Journalist Association awarded Us Five the 2012 Small Ensemble of the Year. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org
New World Jan. 25 and Jan. 27
We’ve missed the DSO. Welcome them back with this show at The Grand, featuring Lura Johnson on piano and, of course, conductor David Amado. Highlights include Humperdinck’s prelude to Hansel and Gretel and Dvorák Symphony No. 9. delawaresymphony.org
Donnie Rankin in Concert Jan. 26
Wunderkind Donnie Rankin’s ears perked up the first time he heard the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at age 3—no surprise that in 2007, he was the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition overall winner. John Dickinson High School, 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-2603, dtoskimball.org
Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute Band Jan. 26
“Life in The Fast Lane,” “Take It Easy,” “Desperado”—you know the words. Come sing along with your crew. Harrington Raceway & Casino, U.S. 13, Harrington, (888) 88-SLOTS, casino.harringtonraceway.com
Jesse Cook Jan. 27
If you’ve never seen a flamboyant pop flamenco guitarist, what are you waiting for? The fiery musician won’t set The Grand’s floor on fire, but he might come close. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org.