Joan Osborne


Whether you know Joan Osborne for the religious humanism of “One of Us” or for her fiery cover of “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” from the movie Standing in the Shadows of Motown, it’s clear that the singer is no cookie-cutter alt-babe. Tonight’s “American Songbook” performance of Love and Hate is a song cycle that explores romantic obsession and its undercurrents of pain, replete with a symphony orchestra, modern dance, and stunning video projections. As Osborne’s righteous voice steers new fare such as “This Is Where We Start,” she’ll show the upside of anger.

Fri., Feb. 4, 8:30 p.m., 2011