Talk about a happy surprise for fans, most of who probably never thought they'd get another chance to see the vocalist in concert. Yet, Helen Reddy, who retired from the stage in 2002, is back to doing what she does best. It should be great to hear Reddy, now 70, revisit her Grammy-winning songbook, which includes more than a dozen Top 40 hits.
(8 p.m. Oct. 3-4; Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St.; $45; 415-655-5600; www.yoshis.com.)
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