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‘Ray Donovan: Season 2’

New on DVD and Blu-ray

This tough-guy drama about a Hollywood crisis fixer (Liev Schreiber) is the best knockoff of “The Sopranos” ever made. And if you think that’s low praise, try this: In the Showtime hit’s finest hours, Ray’s family is even more dysfunctional than Tony’s, and the show’s tension is even thicker. Season 1 was good; Season 2 is exquisite.


‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Saturday-Sunday 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Fans have worshipped this revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera, which dramatizes and reimagines the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life: It is the highest-grossing show in Theatre Charlotte history.


‘30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony’

Saturday 8 p.m. on HBO.

And the immortality goes to … The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers. Half of these honors will be awarded posthumously (Butterfield, Reed and Vaughan no longer are alive).


‘Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World’

Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. www.discoveryplace.org

I’ve always wanted to learn how to play, and what better way to learn, I’m thinking, than on the largest playable guitar in the world? It’s one of many ways in which the museum’s latest exhibition celebrates the instrument that spawned tens of thousands of Jimmy Page wannabes.


Brad Paisley

Sunday 7:30 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $30.25-$60. www.livenation.com.

The country-music superstar – who later this spring will open for The Rolling Stones in Nashville, Tenn. – headlines his own “Crushin’ It” world tour to kick off the outdoor concert season at PNC. (The Stones are not opening for Paisley, unfortunately.)