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Shakespearean Jazz Show

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University presents The Shakespearean Jazz Show, a concert presentation of original New Orleans-style jazz set to Shakespeare’s words. The performances take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Lupin Theater on Tulane University’s campus, immediately following performances of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Tickets, $15, are on sale now at http://NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or by calling (504) 865-5106.

Hear a Stradivarius

World-renowned Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli will perform a classical concert of diverse musical selections on a Grand Stradivarius violin, with proceeds to benefit the American-Italian Cultural Center of New Orleans. 7 p.m. Friday at the Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $25 to $150; special student discounts. For more information, call (504) 522-7294.

Todd Rundgren at House of Blues

Musician and songwriter Todd Rundgren plays a date in New Orleans after the festive week known as “Toddstock” at Nottoway Plantation. 7 p.m., Sunday, House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.hob.com.