Attracting attention has never been a problem for multimillion-album-selling, 14-Grammy-award-winning, 2013 Super Bowl National-Anthem-crooning singer and pianist Alicia Keys. The 32-year-old New Yorker’s blend of soul, R&B and hip-hop, matched with a knack for old-school singer-songwriter nonspecific confession, has an undeniable grasp on the popular pulse — just ask the 25 million people who like her artist page on Facebook. We caught up with this industrious performer on the phone from L.A., between gigs on her current tour behind her fifth studio album, “Girl on Fire,” released in November. Keys and her crew land at Cedar Park Center on Wednesday.
Austin American-Statesman: As you know, Austin’s the hometown of Gary Clark Jr. (The guitarist played on Keys’ latest album and has performed with her elsewhere.) What did he bring to your party, musically speaking?
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What: “Set The World On Fire Tour” with special guest Miguel
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park
Cost: $49.50 to $125
Information: 800-745-3000; www.cedarparkcenter.com