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Dionne Warwick 

8 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

It would be easy to talk about Dionne Warwick only in terms of her work with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. As the muse-in-residence of the songwriting duo, Warwick's voice — high-reaching, nimble, a little bit soulful — was the perfect vessel for songs of hope and heartbreak such as "Don't Make Me Over" and "Anyone Who Had a Heart." (And the 1964 single "Walk On By" remains the zenith of pop-orchestral production, with Warwick making the song's desperation audible.) Her work in the mid-'70s and early '80s didn't match the heights of her Bacharach and David hits, but she found other apt collaborators in the Spinners (with whom she recorded with the disco-lite gem "Then Came You") and Barry Gibb, who penned the glamorous pop hit "Heartbreaker." No matter the era, Warwick has plenty to choose from during her career-retrospective show at the Sheldon.

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