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* The Detroit Music Foundation will present its 10th annual Acoustic Music Showcase to raise funds for the Detroit Music Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. The lineup includes the Rev. Robert Jones, Terri Lea, Pato Margetic, Sarana VerLin with Billy Brandt, Tone & Niche, the Colton Weatherston Trio and Michael Bermudez. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 248-543-4300 or visit www.detroitmusicawards.net. The 19th annual Detroit Music Awards take place April 16 at the Fillmore Detroit.

* Modern rockers the Satin Peaches will celebrate the release of their new album, “Arsenic,” with a performance on Friday, March 19, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. The Fake Take, One Man’s Opinion and Almost Free are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* A corps of area artists — including Jill Jack, Grievous Angel, Barbara Payton, the Phil Treais Band and Dave Boutette — will play at Carrick’s Guitars For Kids Fundraiser, a benefit for Clarkston music promoter Craig Carrick’s organization that distributes free guitars to rural children at the annual Nor-East’r Music & Arts Festival in Mio. The show takes place at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* Local gypsy jazz troupe the Hot Club of Detroit holds its 7th annual Django Reinhardt Festival at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Cliff Bell’s 2020 Park Ave., Detroit. Special guests Howard Alden on guitar and Anant Cohen on clarinet and saxophone, will also perform. Tickets are $15. Call 313-961-2543 or visit www.cliffbells.com.

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