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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Rock Star: Ultimate Hair Band Tribute Concert, Feb. 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a low dough concert. Comedy Night is Feb. 26 with comedian Brian Posehn with music by Naked Jane. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Pretty Things Peep Show — Burlesque will be March 3. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 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

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

Poetry Under the Stars at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Poetry Under the Stars at Longway Planetarium, a free event, will take place March 8 and April 12. At both events there will be a Meet the Poets from 6:30-7 p.m. and a reading from 7- 8:30 p.m.

Performing at the March 8 event will be Ibaa Ismail, Jamile Trueba Lawand and University of Michigan-Flint students reading poetry in French and Arabic. April 12 presenters will soon be announced.

Poetry Under the Stars is brought to you in partnership by University of Michigan-Flint Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Sloan*Longway. Details: Call 810-237-3400. — G.G.

FOLA speaker series to begin

FLINT — Friends of the Kettering Library and Scharchburg Archives invites all to their next Speaker Series on March 2, from 7-9 p.m. in the Sargent Alumni Lounge at Kettering’s Recreation Center. Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, is an automotive historian and author of a forthcoming centennial history of the Model T Ford. His talk is on Henry Ford: The Road to the Model T. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettering University Library and Scharchburg Archives, Genesee County Historical Society, Sloan Museum, and the Flint Public Library. Join us for this FREE event, refreshments, and book signing following the presentation. — G.G.

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