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Machine Shop concerts

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Sponge with special guests the Koffin Kats, Westfall and 151 on March 23. Tickets are $15 in advance.

Pop Evil’s March 24 performance is sold out.

The Flint Fan Appreciation Concert featuring The Dreaming & Rains with special guests The Underrride and Soulict will be March 25. This is a free concert for ages 18 and up.

David Allan Coe with special guests Gunnar & The Grizzley Boys and Hellbound Glory will perform March 30. Tickets are $25 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.

Whaley House open for tours

FLINT — The Whaley House, 624 E. Kearsley St., is open for tours Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Visit for a full calendar of events. Details: Call 810-471-4714. — G.G.

FSPA to hold faculty concert

FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Robert Kratz will perform at 7 p.m., March 23, in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Guest artists include John Hill and Delaina Oberman, percussion; Ina Yoon, piano; and Kathy Kratz, clarinet. This concert is part of the FSPA Faculty Concert Series. Details: Call 810-238-1350. — G.G.

Shakespeare in the Park is back

FLINT — Open auditions are being held for the Kearsley Park Players 2012 “Theatre in our Parks” season. Productions this season will include Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, the children’s theatre fairy tale “Cinderella” and the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”

All productions will be directed by Kay Kelly.

Auditions will be held April 2-3 from 5-7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint.

Actors, singers, musicians and tech crew are all needed. Performers should prepare a scene from the play or a monologue of their choice. Singers and musicians should prepare a musical piece. Parts in each show are available for performers of all ages. Technical crew needed as well. All members of the company will be paid $50 per production thanks to a generous grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation.

“Theatre in our Parks” is presented by the Genesee County Parks Commission and the City of Flint Parks Department. Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be presented June 8-16; Children’s Theatre “Cinderella” will be presented July 12-14 and the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” will be presented August 9-12. The productions will be staged at Kearsley Park, Linden County Park, ForMar Nature Preserve, Flushing County Parks with “Bye, Bye Birdie” being performed at the Colwell Opera House at Crossroads Village. For more information, please call Kay Kelly, Artistic Director.

Detais: Call 810-766-7463. — G.G.

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