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Homegrown Happenings: Polish Muslims, SLUM City Coffeehouse and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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The Polish Muslims bring their annual holiday show for the second year in a row Friday (Dec. 14) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Stewart Francke will open, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the metro Detroit chapter of the cancer support group Gilda’s Club. Admission is $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

A collection of local singer-songwriters will perform a benefit concert Friday (Dec. 14) at the SLUM City Coffeehouse in the Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, 3050 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford. The lineup includes Bob Marshall, Dan Hazlett, Robert Marr, Robin Moore & the NorthStars, Foxfire, Tom Mansell & Marilyn, and Ann & Will Rowland. Proceeds from the $10 admission go to the OCEF Food Bank and Love Inc. Call (248) 628-4763.

Detroit jazz guitarist Ron English will play standards and songs from his spiritual album, “Devotions,” at two free shows in the coming week. He performs at 10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at the Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. Call (313) 887-8532 or visit www. jazzcafedetroit.com. English then joins Sean Dobbins and Marian Hayden for a show at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 18) at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Road, Detroit. Call (313) 345-6300 or visit www.bakerskeyboardlounge.com.

The Detroit Together Men’s Chorus performs a holiday concert Saturday (Dec. 15) entitled “Thanks For the Memories,” part of the troupe’s celebration of its 25th anniversary. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkley High School Auditorium, 2325 Catalpa St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 for seniors and students and $25 for reserved seats. Call (248) 544-3872 or visit www.dtmc.org.

The Paul Keller Ensemble will play a special holiday repertoire for the December edition of B’Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 16) at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates Street, Birmingham. Admission is free, though a collection will be taken for the musicians. There will also be a worship interlude during intermission. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptist birmingham.org.

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