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* Musicians from the striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra play the first of a trio of December concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Conducted by Wayne State University music professor and Dearborn Symphony Orchestra music director Kypros Markou, the musicians will play pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Chadwick, Hanson, Pachelbel, Humperdinck and Smetana. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $50 for premium seating. Visit www.detroitsymphonymusicians.org for more details.

* The Daniel Wentworth Band, featuring former Ted Nugent band singer Derek St. Holmes, celebrates the release of a new album at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Callahanís Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* Detroit rockers Core Effect headline a bill that also includes False City and Not Enough Indians on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* A variety of musical performers will be part of the University Cultural Centerís 38th annual Noel Night on Saturday, Dec. 4, at venues around Wayne State University and the Midtown Cultural Center. Among those playing at the free event will be Nadir, Michael Bermudez, Blair, Lac La Belle, Sean Blackmanís World in Transit, Satin Dolls, Mr. B, Thornetta Davis, the Motor City Brass, classical organists Richard Newman and Jeremy Tarrant, high school marching bands and more. Call 313-577-5088 or visit www.detroitmidtown.com.

* The heavy-hitting Ghosts of August throw down on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Throwing Gravity will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* Annabelle Road, Terrie Lea & the Mustangs, Alan Turner & the Steel Horse Band, Laura Wilkie & Lost Highway, Timbuk 3 and Redhill will perform at DetroitCountryMusic.comís eighth annual Holiday Hootenanny, taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. Admission is at least one new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the U.S. Marines` Toys For Tots program. Call 248-543-4300 or visit www.detroitcountrymusic.com.

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