Music & Nightlife
Whatever your taste in entertainment, it’s likely you’ve come across award-winning Alan Cumming. He’s appeared in mainstream films (all three “Spy Kids” and “Spice World”) and critically acclaimed ones (“Nicholas Nickleby” and “Any Day Now”), and co-starred on TV’s “The Good Wife” for six years (for which he received multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations). He’s done big-league Shakespeare and won a Tony for “Cabaret.” His current concert tour, “Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs,” is a cabaret of his own, where he’s as likely to take on Avril Lavigne as he is Sondheim. The tour, which started in 2015, makes its way to Belk Theater on Sunday. Cumming recently spoke to the Observer about the intimacy of live singing and touring the United States now, as the LGBTQ community, of which he’s a member and for which he’s an activist, comes under attack.