The Weekday Roundup: Warren Haynes, Nicki Minaj, & LaCa Projects


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MONDAY
BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART  
The Bechtler is more than just a rolling roster of fine art exhibitions. Films, chamber music, and presentations tie into the works, with jazz concerts as a separate monthly offering. The Art Books of Henri Matisse (through Sept. 7) shows off the book works, including engravings and paper cutouts, of the legendary French artist.

TUESDAY
WARREN HAYNES FEATURING RAILROAD EARTH
Bluesman Haynes is associated with the bands Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers, but for newest solo effort, he invited Railroad Earth into the studio. They now mark their upcoming album, Ashes and Dust, with a set of tour dates.

NICKI MINAJ: THE PINKPRINT TOUR
Minaj’s latest international tour celebrates the third album from the singer/rapper, The Pinkprint. The name is a reaction to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, the seminal hip-hop record from 2001 and one of Minaj’s favorites.

WEDNESDAY
MACHINE GUN KELLY
At 25, Kelly has risen up through the hip-hop ranks, nabbing one of XXL’s coveted Freshman spots in 2012. The rapper draws from his storied life, from his missionary upbringing to a long bout with a heroin addiction.

BOZ SCAGGS
The Grammy-winner’s latest effort, A Fool to Care, brought him to Nashville’s Blackbird Studio. This record touches on his soul and blues roots, with guest spots from Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt.

THURSDAY
LACA PROJECTS
This museum works to expose the city to Latin American art and culture. Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking (through Aug. 21) showcases work from artists who hail from six different countries. More than 60 pieces display varying styles, methods, and expressions through the form.

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