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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Lifted, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. On Jan. 28 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. For tickets to all shows go to, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743-0330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: Call 715-2650. — G.G.

Country-western fun at Wild Spurs

GRAND BLANC — Wild Spurs, part of The Jewel Entertainment Complex, at 5270 Perry Rd., features live bands Friday and Saturday nights. Friday nights are country music and Saturday’s are rock and roll. Upcoming bands include: Terrie Lea & The Mustangs on Jan. 15 and March 5 at 8 p.m.; and Voodoo Honey will perform Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. Details: Call 810-694-5960 or visit — G.G.

The Whiting presents Russian National Ballet Theatre’s ‘Swan Lake’

FLINT — The Whiting will present Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake, set to the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky, for one breathtaking performance on Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $17-$39 and are available online at, or by phoning 810- 237-7333 and by walk up at The Ticket Center located within The Whiting. The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. just off I-475 between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College on the beautiful Flint Cultural Center campus.

Under the direction of Elena Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet has focused on upholding the Grand National tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia. The classic fairytale is presented in three acts and comes to life with lavish costumes, hand-painted backdrops and breathtaking scenery.

Swan Lake is generously supported by Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Regional Medical Center, Town Square Media, ABC 12, The View Newspaper Group, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Ruth Mott Foundation.— G.G.

Come to the Winter Scrap-and-Chat

CLIO — There will be an all day Scrapbooking and Card making event at Mott College Northern Tier Campus-Clio, 4082 W. Vienna Rd., on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn tips and tricks from paper-crafting vendors, free breakfast and lunch, and lots of prize drawings throughout the day. Proceeds to benefit the Clio Cast and Crew Theater organization.

Details: Go to or call 810-686-8651. — G.G.

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