Kelly Clarkson+The Fray


On her big singles—”Ms. Independent,” “Stronger”—Kelly Clarkson wields her voice like a battering ram, and that sense of vengeful, reinforced-octave valor is nice to have on your side when life is kicking you in the teeth. She’s that rare reality-television product who continues to outgrow her origins work overtime to earn the acclaim she’s already shown she deserves.

Tue., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2012

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