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Nicole Atkins at Capital Ale House

Tuesday, April 24

New Jersey-born crooner Nicole Atkins has earned kudos for her sparkling fourth studio album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee,” which has drawn comparisons to Dusty Springfield with its theatrical and soulful country-politan ballads backed by a full string section and tasteful horns. She wrote it after grappling with the bottle and the loss of her father to lung cancer. She faces it all with dark humor and inspired verve. $12-$15.