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SUNDAY

If you only remember the happy radio hits like “Breakfast in America” and “The Logical Song,” then you don’t really know the soap-operatic tale of Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson. Hodgson felt most betrayed when his former bandmates continued using his songs after promising not to when Hodgson left in ’83. Following a failed solo album, the guitarist broke both wrists, and doctors doubted he would ever play again. But, as in any good melodrama, the love of a woman—Hodgson’s wife of 19 years, Karuna—saved the day. Karuna conceived and produced the new CD, Rites of Passage, a celebratory live set that features son Andrew on drums. So today the singer of “Dreamer” and “Take the Long Way Home” has rediscovered that “you’ve got to get out there and just have fun.” Movie of the week to follow. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $22.50. (703) 549-7500. (Dave Nuttycombe)

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