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Homegrown Happenings: Alberta Adams, Downers of the World Unite and more...

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* Alberta Adams, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, will celebrate her 93rd birthday at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Dylan’s Rawbar & Grill, 15402 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Accompanied by her regular band, Adams will perform songs from her latest album, “Detroit is My Home,” as well as material from throughout her career. Admission is $5. Call 313-884-6030 or visit www.dylansrawbar.com.

* Waterford heavy rockers Downers of the World Unite have re-united and will perform Friday, July 23, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Methlab, Porygon Mindfortress, Hoodrat and others will also perform. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The nine-piece Groove Council, fronted by vocalist Kathleen Murray, brings its cross-generational list of covers to Royal Oak on Friday, July 23, for a show at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St. The music starts at 10 p.m., with no cover charge. Call 248-543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com.

* Ann Arbor native Bill Kirchen, a founding member of Commander Cody’s Lost Planet Airmen and an acclaimed solo artist, comes home to celebrate the release of his latest album, “Word to the Wise,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $20. Call 734-761-1451 or visit www.theark.org.

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