Andrew Bird: The indie pop singer plays Singletary on Sept. 29.
Justin Bieber: The teen idol, along with this summer's pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen, comes to Louisville on Nov. 2 for a concert at the KFC Yum Center. It's sold out.
Arrested Development: The Atlanta alternative hip-hop group makes a 20th-anniversary tour stop at Cosmic Charlie's next month.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: The all-male South African a cappella singing group is scheduled to perform on Feb. 12 at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
George Clinton: Accompanied by his band, Parliament-Funkadelic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member will be at Buster's on Oct. 12.
Al Green: The iconic gospel and soul singer will appear Sept. 21 at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.
Grégoire Maret: The Swiss jazz harmonica player brings his quartet to the Norton Center in Danville in March.
Sherrié Austin: The Australian singer-actress (who played Pippa on the final seasons of The Facts of Life in the '80s) will be at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville on May 6.
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Mary Gauthier: Cosmic Charlie's hosts the folk singer-songwriter Sept. 23.
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band: The veteran country music band will get a jump on the holidays, performing its Christmas show at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in November.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Scottish alt-rock band, with lead singer Jim Reid, is on the Boomslang festival bill. They will appear Sept. 23 at Buster's Billiards and Backroom.
Ralph Stanley: The bluegrass great and his Clinch Mountain Boys play the Center for Rural Development in Somerset on April 13.
Yo-Yo Ma: The cellist, with the Silk Road Ensemble classical/world music troupe, will be in Richmond and Danville in March.
Itzhak Perlman, violin: He will play with UK Symphony this month.
Alessio Bax, piano: He will play with the Philharmonic on Friday.
Paul Galbraith: The eight-string guitar wonder will be at the Singletary Center for the Arts in October.
Christine Goerke, soprano: She will sing Nov. 7 at Transylvania.
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Ariel Quartet: The string group, in residency at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, will play Sept. 16 at UK.
Seraphic Fire: The Grammy-nominated, Miami-based chamber choir, once featured on an album by Shakira, will play the Norton Center in Danville in April.
American Chamber Players: The ensemble plays Nov. 8 at Berea College, Nov. 10 in London and Nov. 11 at the Singletary Center.
War Horse: Still on Broadway, the Tony-winning play that uses puppets to stunning effect comes to Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts for a 16-show run March 26 to April 7.
Spring Awakening: There will be two local productions of the Broadway musical about sexual awakening in turn-of-the-last-century Germany, which starred Glee's Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff in 2006 and won eight Tony Awards. First up is Kentucky Conservatory Theatre's version, Nov. 23 to Dec. 9. Then, University of Kentucky Theatre will mount the show April 18 to 28.
Mummenschanz: The 40-year-old Swiss mime and mask-theater troupe comes to the Norton Center in Danville on March 5.
A Chorus Line: A touring production of the iconic 1970s musical about the lives of dancers comes to the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond on Feb. 19. Charlotte d'Amboise, above, played aging star Cassie in the 2006 Broadway revival.
Sesame Street: Can't Stop Singing: Big Bird and the gang will be at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville from Oct. 12 to 14 and at Rupp Arena in Lexington from Oct. 19 to 21.
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RED: Actors Guild of Lexington presents the Tony-winning play about the modern painter Mark Rothko, above, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3.
Hair: The Public Theater's Tony Award-winning production of the rock musical plays the Norton Center in Danville on Feb. 3.
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Daniel Beaty: The singer-actor-writer will do his one-man show Emergency at Berea College on Nov. 1.
Courtesy of Daniel Beaty
One Man Star Wars: Charles Ross plays all the characters, March 1 at Norton Center in Danville.
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Tom Green: The quirky comedian is set to appear Sept. 20 to 22 at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington.
Carlos Mencia: The comedian is in Lexington this month and in Louisville in November.
Courtesy of Carlos Mencia
The Parsons Dance Company: The acclaimed New York contemporary dance troupe comes to the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond on Oct. 9.
Sean Curran Company: Nov. 16 at the Norton Center, Danville
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Kentucky Ballet Theatre: Among its shows will be The Wizard of Oz on Feb. 23-24.
Lexington Ballet: The troupe will present its Nutcracker performances in December at the Lexington Opera House.
Gabriel B. Tait
Renee Robbins: Her new works, including Double Sunset, will be part of the show Paracosmos this fall at Ann Tower Gallery.
Ashley Stinson: Her show of this and other photos taken at the Fredonia women's prison opens Friday at the Land of Tomorrow Gallery.
The 200: The exhibit/raffle, which opens Sept. 22 at LAL @ Loudoun House, includes Gazing and Grazing by Joan Schulte.
American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Jury Exhibition: Joyce Canaday's Keeneland Glory is among the works on display in the exhibit of horse-inspired art through Oct. 24 at the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center in Georgetown.
David Hilliard: The photographer's work, including Mary Remembering, opens the 2012-13 season of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series at The Art Museum at UK on Oct. 5.
Tommy Taylor: Day Tripper is part of his Shadowland exhibit, on exhibit through Oct. 27 at Institute 193 in downtown Lexington.
Courtesy of Institute 193