It's hard to believe Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders only released her first solo album, "Stockholm," earlier this year. Maybe it's because the Akron, Ohio, native is the Pretenders' heart and soul, the only constant member in the band's nearly three-decade career. The current tour highlights her solo stuff, but fans will flock to hear hits "Brass in Pocket," "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong" and "I'll Stand by You." 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas; $55-$75; 713-230-1600 or livenation.com.
Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" is a full-scale production, which sometimes works against the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale: The young protagonists' pathos and charm can get lost in a grand opera house. Opera in the Heights' production in compact Lambert Hall gives "Hansel and Gretel" a mo...
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