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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Taproot with special guests the Fabulous Miss Wendy, Long Reef and Avenue Sky, June 10. Tickets are $15 in advance.

Egypt Central with special guests Two Headed Chan, Xitpoint and Last Born Legend will perform June 11. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Pop Evil, with special guests Sore Eyes and Circus Asylum, will perform June 17. Tickets are $15 in advance

The Rumbleville’s Rumble in Flint — Rockabilly Psychobilly Festival 2011 will come to the Machine Shop June 18 featuring Miss Pussycat Burlesque Shows, Pin Up Girl Contest, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, motorcycles, a custom car show, trophies, food and vendors. Tickets are $10.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows listed.

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.

FIM Chamber Music series

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the FIM Chamber Music Series 2011, featuring a variety of music, ranging from jazz to classical, in the intimate setting of the FIM’s MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. The series is free of charge and one concert still remains, beginning at 7 p.m.:

 June 17 — FSPA Jazzmen: Enjoy an energetic evening of jazz tunes performed by faculty members from the Flint School of Performing Arts.

A reception, generously provided by Allegro, follows the concert. — G.G.

Buckham Gallery evening with Tom Sumner

FLINT — Celebrate the book release of “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” by local radio host, writer and musician Tom Sumner when Buckham Gallery presents An Evening of Music & Humor with Tom Sumner.

Sumner will read from a collection of essays sure to make you laugh from his book “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” published by Trestle Press, local jazz legend Sherm Mitchell will provide musical entertainment from 7-10 p.m. June 18 at the gallery, 234 W. Second St., Flint.

Tom will also be signing limited edition prints of his books, “All I Wanted Was a Haircut” and “A Little Off the Top,” which will be for sale at the event, as well as online at, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $10. Details: Call 810-239- 6233 or e-mail

The Whiting’s new season is on sale now

FLINT — The Whiting has announced its lineup for its season starting this fall and tickets are now on sale for all shows.

You can order online at, or call the Ticket Center at 810-237-7333 or toll free 888-8CENTER. You can also visit the Ticket Center at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Ticket Center Hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be closed July 1 and Sept. 5. — G.G.

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