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Homegrown Happenings: Lost Voices benefit, Royal Hoax and more...

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* A heavyweight lineup including Josh White Jr., Kitty Donohoe, Reverend Robert Jones, Salem Witchcraft’s Arlen Viecelli, former Silver Bullet Band member Charlie Martin and others will perform at the fourth annual Concert For Lost Voices benefit at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Barnstormer Entertainment Complex, 9411 E. M-36, Whitmore Lake. Proceeds benefit Lost Voices, a nonprofit that works with incarcerated and at-risk youth. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for students and $50 for Gold Circle reserved seating. Call 313-405-7664 or visit www.lostvoices.org.

* Royal Hoax, the new band formed by three former members of Breathing Underwater, celebrates the release of its first CD on Friday, Aug. 27, at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The local Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pink Floyd will recreate the landmark “Dark Side of the Moon” album in its entirety on Friday, Aug. 27, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* With Royal Oak’s Memphis Smoke fixing to close at the end of the month, local blues stalwart and WCSX-FM host Mark Pasman is preparing a special Paz Man SuperSession for Saturday, Aug. 28. Guests will include Johnnie Bassett, Nikkie James, Howard Glazer, Paul Miles, Bobby Murray, Jake Bishop and members of the Alligators, the Reefermen, the Brothers Groove, the Broken Arrow Blues Band, Grevious Angel and more. The music starts at 8 p.m., and admission is free. Memphis Smoke is at 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. Call 248-543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com.

* Art, food, film and music will be the featured attraction at the 4th Annual People's Arts Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28-29) at the Russell Industrial Complex, 1610 Clay St., Detroit. Two stages will feature performances by Tiles, Twistin' Tarantulas, Troy Gregory, Brandon Calhoon, Crud, Bear Lake and more, while artists and culinary specialists will display and sample their wares. Last year's event drew 15,000 over the two days. Hours are 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.peoplesartsfestival for more details.

* The Detroit electronic music promotion firm Paxahau, which produces the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival, celebrates its 12th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 28, with performances by Minus Heartthrob, John Overfiend and Secrets at the Northern Lights Lounge, 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. The party starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 313-873-1739 or visit www.paxahau.com.

* Eminem collaborator Luis Resto, co-writer of the award-winning “Lose Yourself” and a former Was (Not Was) member, will warm up for the rapper’s Comerica Park shows with a performance Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Majestic Cafe, 4130 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Resto is continuing to promote his latest album, “Combo De Momento,” and is in the midst of recording a followup, “One Small Light.” Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

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