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Homegrown Happenings: John Sinclair, The Winonas, Gringo Dujour

Of the Oakland Press

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Michigan-born writer/poet/ activist/blues artist/raconteur John Sinclair comes home this weekend to premiere “Twenty To Life,” a documentary about him directed by Steve Gebhardt. Sinclair and Gebhardt are traveling the state to present the film and roll into the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

(MoCAD), 4454 Woodward Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 6). The pair will hold a question-andanswer session after the screening, then Sinclair will perform with Detroit guitarist Jeff Grand during an after-party at 9:30 p.m. at the Butcher’s Inn, 1489 Winder St. in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Call (313) 832-6622 or visit www. twentytolifefilm.com.

Detroit rockers the Winonas celebrate the release of their fivetrack EP, “One Day, We’ll Get it Together ...,” Friday (Oct. 5) at Small’s, 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck. The Prime Ministers will close the show, while Jo Serrapere and Todd Deatherage are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $6. Call (313) 873-1117 or visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.

Royal Oak troubadour Gringo Dujour (aka Mark Martin), who specializes in rock and folk covers, plays his monthly first Friday show from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday (Oct. 5) at CJ’s Sandbar, 12 S. Broadway St., Lake Orion. There is no cover. Call or visit (248) 693-8704.

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