Kenny Loggins was once known as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack."

The singer-songwriter delivered so many memorable movie anthems during the '80s, including "I'm Alright" in "Caddyshack," the title track to "Footloose" and "Danger Zone" in "Top Gun."

Yet, that's only part of his story.

The Grammy-winning artist also achieved much fame as one half of Loggins and Messina, the '70s soft-rock duo responsible for such favorites as "Your Mama Don't Dance," "Danny's Song" and "House at Pooh Corner."

Loggins performs Wednesday at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. Blue Sky Riders are also on the bill. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35-$125, www.ticketmaster.com.

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Jessica Hernandez is one of the best young rock-and-soul singers in the game.

Just dial up YouTube and watch her latest video, "Demons," and see if you don't agree.

Or, better yet, watch her video of "Dead Brains" that was recorded, in one take, while driving in a Lincoln Continental with her backing band, The Deltas. It's an absolutely captivating clip -- one that we're a bit amazed hasn't gone viral yet. (We'll do our part in that regard and embed the "Dead Brains" video with this story.)

The Detroit star-in-the-making impressed fans at the mega-influential South by Southwest music conference in Texas in March. Now, she's headed for the Bay Area.


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Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas perform July 16 at The Chapel in San Francisco. Hungry Skinny and The Tropics are also on the bill. Show time is 9 p.m. and tickets are $12, www.thechapelsf.com.

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Kenny Loggins returns to the Bay Area on July 16, 2014.
Kenny Loggins returns to the Bay Area on July 16, 2014. (PAUL A. HERBERT/ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVES)