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Music Roundup: CeCe Winans, Patti Smith, BTS, Folk Unlocked, more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Detroit-born gospel great CeCe Winans is joined by family (Marvin Winans) and friends (Carrie Underwood and Tauren Wells) for "An Evening of Thanksgiving" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Tickets for the 12-time Grammy Award winner's show will start at $19.95 via CompassionLive.com, while a pre-show VIP package at 6:30 p.m. includes Winans and other family members singing classic gospel songs.

Other Events (all subject to change):


The Detroit Institute of Arts salutes the music of Florence Rice, the first African-American female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American Orchestra, through March 1 via dia.org/events.

Friday Night Live! performances by singer-songwriter Chantae Cann continue through Feb. 28 via dia.org.events.

Dua Lipa, Phoebe Bridgers, Luke Combs and Anitta perform during the "TIME100 Talks Presents the 2021 TIME100" at 1 p.m.

This week's Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective concert features songs he's contributed to movies, with James Corden as special guest, at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. "Fireside Chat Q&A." Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Steve Earle and Tom Morello are among those appearing as part of the Light of Day Canada 12 Virtual Festival, raising money and awareness to fight Parkinson's, cancer and other diseases. Tickets via lightofdaycanada.com.

With guest violinist James Ehnes having to bow out of a planned appearance on Friday, Feb. 19, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is streaming an encore of his performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 via dso.org.

The Metropolitan Opera Theatre wraps up its tribute to the late producer-director Franco Zeffirelli with three streaming weekend performances: Mozart's "Don Giovanni" from 1990 on Friday, Feb. 19; Bizet's "Carmen" from 1997 on Saturday, Feb. 20; and a 2009 production of Puccini's "Turandot" on Sunday, Feb. 21. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

Drummer Bill Hart and his Quartet play at 8 p.m. from the Village Vanguard in New York City, with shows also on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

Traverse City's The Accidentals play a concert at 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, Mass., via meandthee.org.

Oklahoma rockers the Nixons continue their reunion with a livestream performance at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

British singer SG Lewis performers his new album, "Times," virtually at 8 p.m. Tickets via. dice.fm.

The duo of Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas celebrates its sixth album, "SYZGY!" at 8 p.m. from Nevada City, Calif., and again at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Washington Performing Arts takes its long-running "Living the Dream ... Singing the Dream" tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King online this year, at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

Lotus presents a pair of concerts from September 2016 and 2017 at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Chicago at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.net.

South Carolina singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly plays live at 8:30 p.m., with a VIP Q&A at 10 p.m. Tickets for both via watch.mandolin.com.

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye celebrate "50 Years of Words and Music" at 9 p.m. from New York City. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

The Sean Dobbins Ensemble is featured in "A Call to Action! Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement," part of the Detroit Jazz Festival's "Jazz From the Cellar" series at 9 p.m., via the festival's YouTube page and simulcast on WDET-FM (101.9).

3 Doors Down plays its greatest hits acoustically at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Billy Strings continues his "The Deja Vu Experiment" series at 9 p.m. from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., with additional shows through Wednesday, Feb. 24, excepting Monday, Feb. 22. Tickets via fans.live. Proceeds go to the Rex Foundation and Backline. The final show will be free via the Relix Channel on Twitch. For an interview with Strings visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

The Arizona death metal troupe Gatecreeper rocks online at 9 p.m. Tickets via gatecreeper.com.

Los Angeles alt.rockers Wallows are featured at 9 p.m. via Bandsintown Plus; bandsintown.com for a subscription.

Witty singer-songwriter Steve Poltz play his 12th Annual 50th Birthday Bash (do the math) at 10 p.m. from San Diego. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Lucero plays at home from Memphis Magnetic Recording at 10 p.m., with a VIP soundcheck/Q&A at 7. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

The Undercover Dream Lovers play a Bandsintown Plus concert at 10 p.m. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.


Live in the Mohave Desert: Vol. 3 launches, featuring Long Beach's Spirit Mother, Earthless, Nebula, Stoner and Mountain Tamer. Tickets via liveinthemohavedesert.com.

Australian R&B trio Chase Atlantic plays a "Throwback Livestream" at 3 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Texas indie rockers the Unlikely Candidates offer a "21st Century Daydream" at 3 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Grammy Award-nominated singer-pianist Karrin Allyson plays a solo concert at 4 p.m. Tickets via jazzvox.com/shows/karrin.

Trap Rabbit, Eat Your Beats, Bronson Tennis, Circadian Rhythms and more will be part of Funk Cancer, a benefit streaming at 5 p.m., free via nugs.tv, with proceeds raised going to the American Cancer Society and other charities.

iHeartRadio hosts a "Living Black!" event to celebrate Black History Month at 6 p.m. on the company's Facebook Page and YouTube channel, featuring Roddy Rich, 21 Savage, Jhene Aiko and others.

The band Low Cut Connie is teaming with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a special episode of its "Tough Cookies" online series, during which frontman Adam Weiner will interview original members of Sly and the Family Stone at 6 p.m. The show streams on the band and the Rock Hall social media platforms.

Cradle of Filth risks sacrilege with a show from St. Mary's Church at 6 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Philadelphia singer-songwriter Dave Hause is featured in "Lose Your Head: The Loved Ones" live concert film at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Keb' Mo' is live at 8:40 p.m., followed by a virtual VIP Meet & Greet at 10:45. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

New Orleans Tank and the Bangas stream live at 9 p.m. via Bandsintown Plus; bandsintownplus.com for a subscription.

Austin, Texas, rapper Abhi The Nomad throws down at 10 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus; bandsintown.com for a subscription.

The Hawaiian reggae group Kolohe Kai plays from home at 11 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com.


Classical pianist Leif Ove Andsnes plays a solo concert at 3 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

Carrie Newcomer, Eric Schedler, Malcolm Dalglish, Sam Bartlett and others play for the Soup Bowl Benefit 2021, benefitting the needy in Bloomington, Ind., at 5:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan begins his cooking show, "The Kitchen with Patrick Hallahan," at 6 p.m. Tickets via Seated.com. Subsequent shows run Feb. 28 and March 7.

Martin Sexton performs at 7 p.m. from the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Colorado. Tickets via fans.live.

Nickel Creek reunites for the first of two "Nickel Stream: A Livecreek Experience" concerts at 7:30 p.m. from Santa Barbra, Calif., with a VIP Q&A session at 9:15 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com. The second concert takes place Feb. 28.

Okey Dokey plays live from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville at 9 p.m., free via nugs.tv.


Get ready to get folked up in a big way with Folk Unlocked, a five-day festival running through Friday, Feb. 26, and featuring more than 800 hours of music by artists from 31 countries including Los Lobos, Keb' Mo', Jim Lauderdale, the McCrary Sisters, The War and Treaty, Cedric Burnside, Sawyer Fredericks and more. Running on YouTube, it will raise money for Folk Alliance International's Village Fund for musicians and others in the industry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information and updates via folk.org/unlocked.

The Metropolitan Opera spends a week saluting the late Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, starting with Verdi's "Il Trovatore" from 2011 at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 28.


Loudon Wainwright pays tribute to George Gerdes with a concert at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Detroit Jazz Festival's latest "Jazzchat Live!" features Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa at 7 p.m. Register at detroitjazzfest.org.

Todd Rundgren plays the Detroit "stop" of his "Clearly Human Live Virtual Tour," emanating from Chicago, at 8 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com. For an interview with Rundgren visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

The Walker Roaders an all-star troupe featuring members of the Pogues, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys plays virtually at 8 p.m. from Gold Diggers in Hollywood. Tickets via noonchorus.com/the-walker-roaders.

Shakey Graves continues the march towards his "Roll the Bones X" anniversary release with a livestreaming concert at 9 p.m., followed by a VIP Meet & Greet at 10:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The teen screamers will have to quiet down when K-pop hitmakers BTS step out for "MTV Unplugged at 9 p.m., featuring new arrangements of the group's hits and selections from the newly expanded version of its latest album "BE."


British soul favorite Laura Mvula plays "Unera Pink Moon," her first live show in more than three years at 3 p.m. Tickets via songkickpresents.com.

The Island Time Music Festival benefitting the children on Isla Mujeres in Mexico kicks off its four-night run at 8 p.m. with performances lined up by Vince Gill, Lee Brice, Lisa Loeb, Blackberry Smoke, John Rich, LOCASH, Jake Owen and more through Feb. 27. Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs host via nugs.tv.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays the second of six Fireside Sessions from home at 8 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.


The Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage presents "Southern Nights" with Ashley Campbell, Paul McDonald and Adam Chaffins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Brent Dennen plays a "Trail Mix" concert at 8 p.m. from Taos, N.M. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Mobley kicks off its nine-date Devil in a Daydream Virtual Tour '21 at 8 p.m., with proceeds going to the band and selected venues on the tour "route." Tickets via noonchorus.com/mobley/.

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are together again for a "You and Me" show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Florida Georgia Line teams with Amazon Music for "Life Rolls On From the GFL House" at 9 p.m. via Twitch (rescheduled from Feb. 17 due to weather). The show will raise funds for the Nashville Neighbors Fund helping downtown businesses affected by the Christmas Day bombing.

Trampled By Turtles play "old school" music from its first two albums at 9 p.m. from Minneapolis. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

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