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September 18, 2007
Richard Thompson at the 24th Street Theatre

Richard Thompson.JPG OK, it's Tuesday and I'm already wishing it were Saturday, but here's a little something to boost my spirits and hopefully yours, too - news of a Richard Thompson show, Dec. 5 at the 24th Street Theatre.

Do I even need to tell you how cool this is? I mean, you already know how awesome it is that Thompson, who normally performs at places like the Crest (or bigger) is playing a more intimate gig, right? And, of course you know how important, influential and just plain good Thompson's work is considered, right?

The former Fairport Convention singer-songwriter, after all, is responsible for - along with now ex-wife Linda Thompson - one of the best break-up records ever, 1982's "Shoot Out the Lights."

But did you know that Thompson also does a mean take on the Britney Spears hit "Oops! ... I Did it Again"? And by "mean," I'm not talking mean-spirited but more "Oh, wow, maybe that really is a good song."

The details: Tickets ($32.50 advance, $35 door) are on sale Oct. 1 at R5 Records and The Beat or through inticketing.com.

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