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The Selected of God from Detroit’s Praise Tabernacle church goes up against 10 other ensembles

for the title of Best Church Choir in America at the national finals for the second annual How Sweet The Sound competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 7) at Joe Louis Arena, 600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit. The winning choir will receive up to $25,000 in cash and prizes. The show also will include a performance by Grand Rapids native and former Commissioned member Marvin Sapp. Tickets are $5 and $7. Call (313) 471-6611 or visit www.olympiaentertainment.com.

Local favorites Thunderbirds Are Now regroup for a rare appearance to open for San Diego’s Black Heart Procession on Friday (Nov. 6) at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Fellow Detroit groups Prussia and Zoos of Berlin also are on the bill, along with Bellini from Italy. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Of The Juliets, a local “supergroup” featuring members of the Silent Years, Freer, OFFICE and Joiya, plays Friday (Nov. 6) at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Social Studies, Kittens Ablaze and Timothy Monger from the Great Lakes Myth Society also will perform. Showtime is 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Call (313) 961-4668 or visit www.pjslagerhouse.com.

The local men’s social club MotorCityManCave. com hosts a Man Cave Saturday (Nov. 7) with performances by the Violators and Garden of Souls as well as viewing of the Detroit Red Wings game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The male bonding takes place Saturday at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (248) 858-9508

or visit www.atcallahans.com.

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