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Homegrown Happenings: Neil Young And Bessie Smith Tributes

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Eight of the area’s top acoustic acts converge at Livonia’s Trinity House Theatre on Saturday (June 23rd) for a Neil Young Tribute Concert featuring songs by the Canadianborn Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Organizers David Nefesh and Billy Brandt will preside over a lineup that includes Jan Krist, Jill Jack, the Hummingbirds, John Latini, Jere Stormer and Marilyn. Bassist Nolan Mendenhall and drummer Jeff Fowlkes will join Nefesh, Brandt and Latini as the house band for the night. The Trinity House is at 38840 W. Six Mile Road. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for Trinity House members. Call (734) 464-6302 or visit www.trinityhouse.org.

Straight Ahead leader Miche Braden will lead the Michigan Jazz Masters in A Tribute To Bessie Smith at 8 p.m. Friday (June 22nd) at the Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Braden has played Smith in the theatrical production of “The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith.” Tickets are $20. Call (313) 833-4005 or visit www.dia.org/dft.

Local rockers Not For Sal celebrate the release of a new CD as part of a headbanging four-band bill — with Clear, Free Element and Mansfield Park — Saturday (June 23rd) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. Call (248) 544-3030 or go online to www. themagicbag.com.

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