Since the Oriental Theater had to close this week for repairs after a chunk of its ceiling fell on the stage last Friday, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, whose latest ensemble melds jazz, electronic and Indian music, will be playing at Quixote's True Blue instead on Friday, September 30. The show still begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 for students and Creative Music Works members and $25 for general admission. Look for a Q&A with Mahanthappa on the Backbeat blog later this week.
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