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In just how many genres can Jonathan Richman be Jonathan Richman? On his latest, Jonathan, Te Vas a Emocionar!, the former Velvet Underground acolyte sings such translated modern-lover standards as “El U.F.O. Man,” “Papel de Chicle,” and “No Te Oye.” (The latter somehow translates to “You Can’t Talk to the Dude.”) Tonight and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3901 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $15. (703) 549-5919. (MJ)