With more than 30 albums to her name, folk singer and songwriter Joan Baez stands a powerful musical force. Best known for her songs “There But for Fortune,” “Diamonds and Rust” and her cover of the Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” among countless others, Baez has conquered the hearts of folk lovers for half a century. Add that to her constant support for various civil rights struggles and Baez’s reputation has influenced nearly all aspects of popular music. Her career is still going strong. Case in point: The demand for this show was so overwhelming after its initial announcement that it had to be moved from the Modlin Center for the Arts to the larger CenterStage, which may not even be able to contain all the excitement. Joan Baez performs at Richmond CenterStage on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. $25-$50. 289-8980.
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