Sweden could never have asked for greater ambassadors to the world than the ones they had in Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaues, Benny Anderson and Agnetha Faltskogbetter known as ABBA. In their decade-long tenure, the persnickety Nordic foursome made enough meticulously-crafted pop music agleam with Aryan purity to last a lifetime. Featuring the duo of Britt Savage and authentically Swedish Helena Johansson as backed by a nine-piece super troupe, Nashvilles Knowing Me, Knowing you pull off faithful renditions of ABBAs golden hits in a fashion devoid of irony and kitsch, so expect your pleasure to be guilt-free. If 9 p.m. seems like an early hour to go out dancin and jivin, just remember that the sun will rise at midnight in Sweden.
Thu., June 25, 9 p.m., 2009