Few contemporary pop songs elicit such gut-wrenching emotion, than that felt by any dejected, middle-aged woman while listening to "I Can't Make You Love Me" as performed by bluesy skunk-striped Bonnie Raitt. But Raitt isn't only beloved in the forties female demographic. The songstress earns high praise among fellow musicians (check out Bonnie Raitt and Friends) as well as the social activism community. Her iconic voice can manipulate lyrics, her fingers own her six-string and, hopefully, she can make some bank for Special Care & Career Services (whose aim is to help developmentally disabled kids and adults live within the community) when she headlines its eighth annual fundraising event: A Special Evening with Bonnie Raitt. Tickets to the public concert at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center--8:30 p.m. Monday--are $50 to $225. Call 1-800-595-4TIX or visit specialcarecareer.org.
Mon., March 9, 8 p.m., 2009