Lots of artists take the occasional hiatus after pouring themselves into and releasing solid projects. There's Jeff Magnum, Lindsay Buckingham, Warren Beatty and freakin' Joe Pesci. It's a motley crew of sorts but it proves the point that when the work is important to creator, time lapse doesn't make it any less memorable. Consider this of George Winston, new age pianist. Though he'd sometimes drop out of earshot for nearly a decade, his efforts are still some of the most recognized in the new age genrenamely his seasonal works, such as Winter Into Spring and Autumn. (Hes also the guy that gave us the beloved Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi in 1996 and the charitable Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions in 2006.) Well, Texas seasonal confusion aside, Winston's here, loud and clear, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway. Tickets are $29 to $39. Call 214-373-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Sat., Feb. 3, 7 p.m.