When: Sun., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. 2014
Picture a grown-ass man at a piano. Is your ivory tickler a tuxedoed classicist? A blind bluesman? A foppish provocateur? Unless you’re a diehard Leon Russell fan, the one accessory you probably didn’t imagine is a full-on neck-to-navel Gandalf beard, and with good reason. Since a cursory YouTube search failed to yield any evidence that Russell has ever become entangled in what theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking calls a “ZZ Top/Fax Machine Scenario” whilst playing notable compositions such as “A Song For You” and “Tight Rope,” we’re forced to assume Russell is an actual wizard.