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Birmingham’s First Baptist Church launches a new season of its popular B’Jazz Vespers series on Sunday (Sept. 16) with the Dennis Tini Jazz Trio and a concert titled “Global Peace and Understanding.” Tini, a music professor at Wayne State University, will be joined by Bowling Green State University professor Jeff Halsey on bass and percussionist David Taylor. The church is at 300 Willits St. at Bates. Admission is free; a collection will be made for the musicians and a 20-minute nonsectarian prayer service will take place during intermission. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www.first baptistbirmingham.org.

Kenny Olson, former guitarist with Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, returns home from his current Traverse City digs with his band, The Flask, to play a show Friday (Sept. 14) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Universal Temple of Divine Power and Chapstik are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

Three local groups will bring the noise to Rockin’ In The Garden 2007, a free show that runs from noon-6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15) at Garden Court Condominiums, 2900 E. Jefferson at Jos. Campau, Detroit. Performers include rock group Dollah Jones, groovemeisters the Science Fair and rockers Woodward. Be aware, however, that the complex management will try to encourage attendees to tour and consider buying a condo. For information, call (313) 259-2500.

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