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Music Weekend: Global Goal, Josh Groban, Rufus Wainwright, Michael McDermott and more...
Justin Bieber, Shakira, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Quavo, Christine & the Queens and the original cast of "Hamilton" with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots are among the performers taking part in "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future," at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, on a variety of platforms, including NBC (WDIV-Channel 4 in Detroit) and iHeartMedia as well as YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Tidal, Apple and more. Organized by Global Citizen and the European Commission and hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, it also features appearances by Hugh Jackman, Chris Rock, Charlize Theron, David Beckham and others. Details at globalgoalunite.org.
Other Events (Subject to change):
• New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Foundation has archived its recent benefit "'Round Midnight Preserves" via YouTube. The event features the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined by Paul McCartney (playing trumpet, no less), Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, Irma Thomas, Arcade Fire, Beck and others. Donations are being matched by Spotify.
• The Romantics' Mike Skill releases a new single, "My Bad Pretty," on Friday, June 26, via digital outlets. The song was recorded at home in Portland as well as virtuall with producer Chuck Alkazian in Canton.
• Queen + Adam Lambert has launched a new "Lockumentary" series called "Roadies in Lockdown" on YouTube, featuring stage manager Andy Bews in the first episode along with soundcheck footage from Australia, Japan and South Korea.
• Blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish rocks at 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, with a guest and conversation via Facebook Live.
• The acclaimed documentary "Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of These Nights" streams starting Friday, June 26, including via the Detroit Film Theatre and Cinema Detroit. Tickets and showtimes at eventlive.org/ellamovie.
• Alumni of David Bowie's bands -- including Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas and more -- gather for a #Quarantide Q&A at 4 p.m. Friday, June 26, on Facebook and YouTube.
• Pickathon's #AConcertADay series continues with streaming previous festival shows from Pinegrove on Friday, June 26, Ryley Walker on Saturday, June 27, and Langhorne Slim on Sunday, June 28. All start at 4 p.m. on the festival's Facebook page and YouTube channel and Amazon Music's Twitch. Donations go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, matched by Spotify.
• Slipknot will stream its 1999 behind-the-scenes film "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" as part of its weekly Knotfest online series at 5 p.m. Friday, June 26, on the official knotfest.com.
• Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo brings African groove to SummerStage Anywhere at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, on the SummerStage YouTube Channel.
• The Metropolitan Opera's weekend offerings include Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" from 1991, with Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle, on Friday, June 26, and Massenet's "Cendrillon" on Saturday, June 27, and Mozart's "Die Zauberflot (The Magic Flute)" from 2017 on Sunday, June 28, all 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and Met Opera on Demand apps. The Michigan Opera Theatre will offer an introduction to the Mozart piece at 7 p.m. Sunday, tickets $4.99 at michiganopera.org.
• Singer-songwriter Chris Smither performs at 8 p.m. Friday for The Ark Family Room Series via theark.org. Free, with contributions accepted for the venue and performer.
• The canceled Governor's Ball festival streams "From the Vault" sets by Post Malone and Major Lazer at 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, via YouTube.
• Haley Swindal presents "Sing Happy: The Songs of Liza Minnelli" at 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, via broadwayondemand.com.
• Feeder Loft founder and Eminem collaborator Luis Resto joins forces with Michael Zadoorian for an Author + Musician Collab at 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, via Facebook. Zadoorian will read from his new book, "The Narcissism of Small Differences," while Resto plays, and the two will also conduct a Q&A.
• Rufus Wainwright will preview his upcoming album "Unfollow the Rules," out July 10, from Los Angeles' Paramour Ballroom at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, on the All Arts Facebook page. Wainwright will be accompanied by a socially distanced string section, guitarist and pianist.
• Prog rock troupe the Pineapple Thief will reveal details about its new album and talk to fans at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, on the group's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
• Josh Groban will perform a livestream concert of hits, fan favorites and new songs at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, to benefit his Find Your Light Foundation. Tickets are $20 and $55 via joshgroban.com/livestream.
• Billy Duffy of the Cult is the special guest on "The Big Night In," hosted by the Alarm's Mike Peters and his wife, Jules, at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, via facebook.com/TheOfficialAlarm. The episode will also feature the premiere of "Rock & Roll Kills," a song by the Jack Tars, Peters' side project with members of the Damned, the Stray Cats and the Living End.
• The Token Lounge in Westland rocks back into action, at reduced capacity, with the local Led Zeppelin tribute band Ten Years Gone on Saturday, June 27. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Call 734-513-5030 or visit tokenlounge.com.
• San Diego's Switchfoot has moved its annual Bro-Am concert and surfing event line, at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The event will benefit six charities, including Feeding America, A Step Beyond and VH1 Save the Music, and also will feature performances from needtobreathe, Colony House, Judah Akers from Judah and the Lion and others. Tickets are $10.99 via switchfoot.com or broam.org.
• The Calgary Folk Festival goes "Virtually Live" with Steve Poltz and Kris Demanor at 11 p.m. Saturday, June 27, via calgaryfolkfest.com/concert.
• Alanis Morissette plays her breakthrough album in concert in "Jagged Little Pill, Live," filmed during the Canadian singer's 1996-96 world tour, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Originally released during 1997, it streams on Morissette's YouTube page.
• Richard Marx will play a solo acoustic set from his home in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Tickets are $15-$130 via tourgigs.com. Some proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry.
• The Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor will stream its performance by Matthew Ball at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, via Facebook, YouTube and its bluellamaclub.com website. The show benefits the Jim Toy Community Center.
• Michael McDermott performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, for The Ark Family Room Series via theark.org, free, with contributions accepted for the venue and performer.
• The 20th edition of the BET Music Awards premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28 on CBS (WWJ-Channel 62 in Detroit), hosted by Amanda Seales and featuring virtual performances by Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Kane Brown, Roddy Rich, Usher, Megan Thee Stallion and more. Beyonce will receive the prestigious Humanitarian Award. A pre-show runs at 7 p.m. on BET.
• Traverse City's the Accidentals host a Time Out show at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28, joined by Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kim Richey and Stephie James for an in-the-round style presentation. Tickets are available for contributions of $10-$50 via crowdcast.com.
• Kenny Loggins will perform a streaming concert at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 28, with proceeds going to the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif., and the National Independent Venue Association. Tickets are $15 via lobero.org.
• The sixth episode of the Memphis Master series, focusing on the band Big Star, premieres Monday, June 29, via rollingstone.com then on Tuesday, June 30, via YouTube.
• A series of online concerts to promote U.S. Census participation take place in the coming weeks. Country star Dierks Bentley performs at Monday, June 29, on his Instagram page. Meghan Trainor does the same Tuesday, June 30, on her Facebook page, while Becky G does a show on Thursday, July 2. All start at 6 p.m.
• The next installment of Grace Potter's "Monday Night Twilight Hour" shines at 6 p.m. June 29 from her home in Topanga Canyon, Calif., via her official YouTube and Facebook pages.
• Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz livestreams a concert at 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, via her official Facebook page and YouTube channel, continuing to support her new album "World on the Ground."
• The Ladybug Music Festival, a celebration of women in music, takes place June 29-30 via gopassage.com. Performers include Larkin Poe, KT Tunstall, Vanessa Carlton, Mary Lambert, the Accidentals and more. Updates at theladybugfestival.com.
• The Earl Scruggs Music Festival's Month of Mondays continues with a performance by Chatham Rabbits at 8 p.m. June 29 via facebook.com/earlscruggsfest.
• Steve Wariner is featured on the Country Music Hall of Fame's Songwriter Sessions at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, via @OfficialCMHOF on Instagram.
• Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell co-host the "CMA Summer Stay-Cay," featuring more than 50 acts performing from quarantine, as well as Q&A sessions, games and more, starting at 6 p.m. July 1 via CMASummerStayCay.com or the CMA Fest app.
• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Summer Sessions Watch Party offers pieces by Gershwin, Debussy, Satie and more, conducted by Leonard Slatkin, James Gaffigan and Rafael Payare at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, via Facebook. dso.org.
• The Tedeschi Trucks Band is back with its weekly Swamp Family TV concert, at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2 via Facebook, YouTube and nugs.tv, raising money for a different charity each week.
• Boston guitar hero Johnny A plays a "Just Me...and My Guitars: Stay-dium at Home Edition" on Thursday, at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Tickets are $20 via bit.ly/JohnnyAOfficial and JohnnyA.veeps.com.
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