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By Gary Graff
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"Prince and the Revolution: Live," from a 1985 concert in Syracuse during the Purple Rain Tour, streams through Sunday, May 17, featuring a live pre-show Q&A with drummer Bobby Z and a watch party with comments by other members of the Revolution. Proceeds benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. A live album companion will be released digitally on Friday, May 15.



Other Events:



• While this year's induction ceremony won't be until Nov. 7, you can relive past Rock and Roll Hall of Fame glories with "35 Years of Induction Photography" featuring images and narration from official photographer Kevin Mazur starting Friday, May 15, on the Rock Hall's YouTube channel. A corresponding play list will air on the organization's Spotify playlist.



• Also on the Rock Hall's YouTube channel is a collection of material related to U2, honoring frontman Bono Vox's 60th birthday on May 10.



• "Up From the Streets," the music documentary that premiered at the 30th Annual New Orleans Jazz Festival last October, rolls out for one night only on Friday, May 15, with performances by Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, the Neville Brothers and more, as well as interviews with Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Robert Plant and more. Hosted by Terence Blanchard. Tickets via watch.eventlive.org/upfromthestreet.



• The David Bowie Estate is giving fans some Stay Home incentive by streaming his rare "LIVEANDWELL.COM" concert album starting Friday, May 15. The original 10-song set, from his 1997 Earthling Tour was originally released to BowieNet subscribers. The new version adds two bonus tracks, "Pallas Athena" and "V-2 Schneider" and will be accessible for free via all streaming services.



• Leonard Slatkin, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Music Director emeritus, conducts a pair of concerts on its Facebook Watch Party series — Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D Major as part of a "Viva Vivaldi" program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17. DJ Oliver, meanwhile, hosts "A Symphony of Science" at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, as part of the Educational Concert Series. dso.org.



• Queen will air the star-filled 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert on the band's YouTube page at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, raising money for the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Relief Fund. The band was joined at the London show by Elton John, David Bowie, Metallica, Axl Rose, George Michael, the Who's Roger Daltrey and more.



• Jason Mraz, Now United and Loote will be part of the virtual Children's Hospital Los Angeles 4th annual Walk and Play L.A. Presented by Disney at 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, on Facebook. Proceeds go to the hospital, including its COVID Emergency Response Fund. Visit walkandplayla.org.



• Five Finger Death Punch continues its Quarantine Theater 2020 at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, on YouTube.



• Ontario country singer Ryan Langdon will host a Buck Wild Livestream Festival Friday through Monday, May 15-18, to celebrate Canada's Victoria Day Weekend. A number of events take place each day, including the debut of the video for his new single, "Crossfaded" on the closing day. Details and updates at ryanlangdonmusic.com.



• AWOLNATION performs with special guests at 3 p.m. Friday, May 15, on Instagram.



• Keyboardist and Detroit native Greg Phillinganes, who's worked with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and many others will perform and speak for the Moogmentum In Place series at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, on the Bob Moog Foundation Facebook page.



• Country singer Chase Rice celebrates the release of "The Album Part II" with a a full-band acoustic (and socially distanced) performance on his Facebook and Instagram pages at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15.



• The members of Motley Crue, whose summer reunion tour has not yet been postponed or canceled, will host a watch party of their biopic "The Dirt" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, on the group's Twitter page, with the quartet and some of the film's cast providing commentary throughout the screening.



• Sweet Water Warblers -- the trio of Michigan singer-songwriters Rachael Davis, May Erlewine and Lindsay Lou -- celebrate the release of their debut album, "The Dream That Holds This Child," with a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 15. Admission requires a $10-$20 donation via crowdcast.io. Davis and her husband, Dominic John Davis also play an Ark Family Room Series show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. And May Erlewine also plays for the series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. Both shows are free, with donations accepted for the venue and performers.



• Ann Arbor troubadour Chris Buhalis plays a virtual hometown show for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Friday, May 15. Donations will be accepted for the venue and performers. Visit theark.org/ark-family-room-series.



• Lake Orion singer-songwriter Steve Taylor's "Live From Quarantine" concert this week will be a "Totally 80s!" night. 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, on Facebook Live.



• Caleb Malooley of the Gasoline Gypsies will be featured on this week's Old Nation Sounds virtual concert series at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, on Old Nation Brewing's Facebook page.



• Hitmaker Elle King will bring her "Ex's & Oh's" to the Jack Daniel's weekly Friday night concert at 7 p.m. May 15 on her Facebook and Instagram pages to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.



• Braison Cyrus guests on the Martin Guitar Presents Jam in Place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, on Facebook Live.



• Country stars Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum perform a full-scale arena concert -- sans audience and socially distanced -- for this week's Bud Light Seltzer Sessions: Your Flavor, Your Show at 9 p.m. Friday, May 15 on all social media platforms for the two acts and Bud Light.



• Lullabies From Detroit hosts performances by Jessica McCumoms on Friday, May 15, and Dave Toennies on Saturday, May 16, both at 10 p.m. on Facebook.



• Roberta Flack will host a live listening party for her songs at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on the Rhino Records YouTube page to benefit Feed the Children.



• Some musical thunder is coming from Down Under on Saturday, May 16 The Bandwith concert, replacing Australia's Blues on Broadbeach festival, — features Tommy Emmanuel, the Black Sorrows and "The Voice Australia" winner Karise Eden at 10 p.m. on Facebook. Then Australian artists such as Missy Higgins, Tones and I, the Pierce Brothers, Archie Road and more will be part of the Recharge 2020 Festival, also starting at 10 p.m., on YouTube to promote and support the city of Victoria and its surroundings.



• Los Angeles rockers All Good Things perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on Facebook.



• Rappers Nelly and Ludacris go head to head, virtually, at 7 p.m. Saturady, May 16, on Instagram Live.



• Black Eyed Peas kick off the new weekly Budweiser Rewind series at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on the group's YouTube. page.



• Styx drummer Todd Sucherman hosts this week's Styx Fix broadcast, featuring a June 2019 concert from the London Palladium at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on the group's official YouTube channel.



• Alternative rock troupe the Mowgli's host another "Match the Mowgli's!" panel discussion with members of Twin XL, Jukebox the Ghost and Lucius, raising money for Live Nation's Crew Nation fund at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on twitch.tv/themowglismusic.



• Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson missed his annual birthday bash during March in Austin, but a virtual party takes place at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 16, via Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Benson and Asleep will be joined by Willie Nelson, Buddy Miller, Randy Houser, Raul Malo, Kat Edmonson and more, raising money for the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians (HAAM).



• Detroit's Cadieux Cafe hosts a livestreamed concert by Francis Jaramillo, Stephen Garcia and Chanmi Joo from South Korea at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on the restaurant's Facebook page.



• Toronto alt-rockers Bleeker will play live at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, streaming live on Facebook.



• Devon Allman presents an "All Allman Show Part III" with two other musicians, remotely, at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, on his Facebook page.



• Singer-songwriter Chris Smither will take requests during his Signature Sounds Parlor Room Home Sessions at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 17, via signaturesounds.com/homesessions.



• Singer/songwriter/actress Kiana Lede performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 17 on Instagram Live (@kianalede) as part of 1800 Tequila's "Live From the Inside" series, supporting the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Music For Relief fund.



• Taylor Swift had no plans to tour this year even before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, but she is bringing her act to TV this weekend. "Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert" airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, May 17 on ABC (WXYZ-Channel 7). Swift performed songs from her latest album, "Lover," last September in Paris, and in addition to the live performances the special will feature "unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist." The show moves to On Demand, Hulu and Disney+ on Monday, May 18.

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