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In a video interview last year, former Yes lead singer Jon Anderson claimed the band literally left him for dead. “I got very sick on that last tour,” Mr. Anderson said, his high-pitched voice exuding sorrow. “I almost died. I just wanted to have a break.” Mr. Anderson’s departure from the band (for the second time, or perhaps the third; who knows anymore?), while crushing for fans of the original (and best) Yes lineup, proved advantageous for the former frontman, as he wanted to get back to songwriting, and Yes’ management in 2008 wanted only to tour. “Nothing on Open,” Mr. Anderson’s four-part opus, is as good as 1971’s “Roundabout,” but the grandfather of prog still can rock a mean falsetto.

Sunday, at the Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW

Phone: 202/787-1000


Theater: ‘12 Angry Men’

Sidney Lumet’s “12 Angry Men” is one of a handful of cinematic classics that can be adapted easily to the stage. The story of a lone juror who convinces his 11 cohorts, most of whom are set on handing down a guilty verdict for murder one, to spare the accused’s life largely takes place in one room. There are no car chases, no bar brawls and no gunfights. The only traveling is done across psychological distances, from conviction to doubt. There is, however, quite a bit of talking. Which is why the wealth of dialogue, and the absence of powerhouse lead Henry Fonda, will present the cast at Keegan Theatre with a far greater challenge than proper set pieces and wardrobe.

Through March 25 at Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW


Concert: Go for Baroque

There are no shortage of baroque jokes, as demonstrated by Grace Episcopal Church’s billing of an upcoming concert featuring flutist Wilbert Hazelzet, harpsichordist Jacques Ogg and cellist Jaap ter Linden. In addition to the popular, “If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it,” there’s also “This phone is baroque. Please call Bach later!” and “Baroque music is a bunch of Scheidt.” Samuel Scheidt and Johann Sebastian Bach, if they can hear these jokes in heaven, likely are chuckling. Not only have they have outlived their contemporaries, they’ve also found a foothold in the Internet age. Now if Grace Episcopal can just pack its pews for a performance of their music.

Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, Va.

Phone: 540/253-5177.