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Homegrown Happenings: Sean Blackman, Greening Of Detroit and more...

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* Detroit jazz and World Music artist Sean Blackman hits the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Sept. 24, for In Transit, a musical travelogue that takes listeners through the indigenous music of Armenia, Senagal, Brazil and other exotic locales. The show takes place at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $18-35. Call 313-576-5111 or visit www.detroitsymphony.org.

* Warren-based rockers I See Stars will play songs from their forthcoming debut album ď3DĒ on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. The bill also features Sycamour, Alive In Standby and Ambush The Sky. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The Flint-based jam band quintet Covert Operations will stretch out on Friday, Sept. 24, at Callahanís Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for those under 21, $7 for 21 and older. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* Blanche and Amp Fiddler will provide the tunes at the Greening of Detroitís 20th anniversary celebration, taking place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Shed 5 in Detroitís Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St. Two dozen Detroit area eateries will provide food and cooking demonstrations, while a Live Love Local Eco-Village will showcase environmentally friendly initiatives. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $250 for an afterglow from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 313-237-8733 or visit www.greeningofdetroitlivelovelocal.eventbrite.com.

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