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Marc Anthony may be best known to most Americans as the former husband of Jennifer Lopez from 2004. Others may know him and his chiseled cheekbones from movies like Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington. However, to fans of salsa and Latin pop, New York-born Anthony is a superstar singer who has been wowing them with his dramatic vocal delivery since the early ’90s. At 12, he was singing background vocals, after having learned songwriting and music theory from his father. After a brief stint in his twenties singing Latin disco, he began meshing his theatrical intonation with piano and percussion-led tropical rhythms. Later, he branched out to melodramatic Latin ballads and uptempo Spanish and English pop. He returned to salsa with 2013’s 3.0, an album featuring the track “Vivir Mi Vida,” in which he vows to laugh, dance, and live his life. You can look to do the same as Anthony dips into his varied catalog. Read more>>> Marc Anthony performs at 8 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $59–$149. (703) 993-3000. eaglebankarena.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Tonight, 1905 Bistro and Bar sings its swan song. The Shaw bar with one of the best roof decks in the city is closing its doors tonight after nine years. Head there to say goodbye and fill up on Chef Joel Hatton’s signature quinoa-crayfish hushpuppies with Old Bay ketchup ($9), shrimp and grits ($22), and sweet corn cake for dessert ($7). 1905 Bistro and Bar, 1905 9th St. NW. (202) 332-1905. 1905dc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather discusses his thoughts on this era in history and his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, at the GW Lisner Auditorium. 7 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $24.
Frequent Prince collaborators and co-stars of Purple Rain Morris Day & The Time bring their old school funk to the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $79.50.
English hip-hop and electronic trio Foreign Beggars performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
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