Guess Who, Pussycat?

 Tom Jones has gone through as much musical evolution as one could expect from a guy whose career spans more than 40 years. Although he's known best as the legendary crooner behind the hits "What's New, Pussycat?" and "It's Not Unusual," Jones' musical output has gone in many a different direction throughout the decade, from his early days as a beat musician to his popular Vegas persona to his later attempts at riding the techno train. Few artists can cover such a broad spectrum without looking like desperate trend-hoppers. Jones is a different story. No matter what he does, at the end of the day he's still "the Voice." For proof, look no further than his latest album, 2008's 24 Hours. The smooth, soulful &"If He Should Ever Leave You" and the more upbeat "Give a Little Love" are a nod to Jones' early days, while softer, contemplative songs like the title track help round out the album, proving that musical maturity doesn't have to be boring. The Voice can be heard Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $20 to $110. Call 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Thu., April 23, 8 p.m., 2009
 
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