TV

Ruben Studdard

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The portly American Idol alum’s commercial moment may have passed, but he’s still doing fine work: His cover of Extreme’s “More Than Words,” from 2009, was a gorgeous country-soul gem, and the upcoming Letters from Birmingham includes a luscious version of “Rock Wit’cha” by Bobby Brown. The cabaret look could be a good one for him.

Feb. 7-9, 8 p.m.; Feb. 10-11, 8 & 10 p.m., 2012