The r&b star's new Sex Therapy traces a somewhat strained doctor-as-lover narrative, but its future-soul slow jams are among Thicke's best; even The-Dream must be surprised that he didn't have a hand in the heavy-breathing title track. Onstage Thicke tends to work his sensual-philosopher side; don't be surprised if he declares that love can conquer global warming. With Laura Izibor.
Mon., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., 2009
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