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AWB is still funky after all these years

Original members Onnie McIntyre (left), Allen Gorrie (third from right) and AWB perform Friday at Campus Martius Park in Detroit. AWB

They call themselves AWB, but the Scottish funk group that Allen Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre and four of their countrymen launched in the early '70s was known for years as the Average White Band. They're playing at Campus Martius. More

Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Gene Simmons and the rest of KISS will play Saturday at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Hear iconic rockers KISS at DTE Energy Music Theatre, laugh with comedian Kevin James at the Michigan Theater, take in the Bruce Weber exhibit at the DIA and more. More

After label hijinks, Jessica Hernandez is ready to go with first album

Jessica Hernandez grew up working at Armando's and at the Mexican bakery next door, where she decorated cakes. Shervin Lainez

Detroiter Jessica Hernandez's career so far has been a series of stops and starts, but she's now finally ready to go full speed ahead. 'I love this record, but I'm honestly ready for the next one,' she says. More

Bob Seger's new album 'Ride Out' to be released Oct. 14

Bob Seger performs at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2013. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

After dropping his new single, 'Detroit Made,' last week to tantalize Woodward Dream Cruisers, Bob Seger announced Monday that Capitol Records will release his new album, 'Ride Out,' Oct. 14. More

Busy season for 5 Seconds of Summer with One Direction

5 Seconds of Summer first toured with One Direction last year, before its big hit, 'She Looks So Perfect.' Tom Van Schelven

Last year, 5 Seconds of Summer hadn't even released an album yet, and already they were touring arenas, opening for One Direction. But now, they've got a smash single under their belts. More

48 Hours: The best of things to do in Metro Detroit

Drake Kevin Winter / Getty Images

See Drake and Lil Wayne together at DTE, check out the final days of 'Women Who Rock' at The Henry Ford, go ballroom dancing and more. More

Seger releasing new single, 'Detroit Made,' about cars

Bob Seger Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

Just in time for Saturday's Woodward Dream Cruise, Bob Seger has released the first single from the album to radio — 'Detroit Made,' the John Hiatt-written ode to Detroit cars. More

Jeff Daniels keeps making music

Actor Jeff Daniels has released five albums of original folk and blues since he began playing live in 2001. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Jeff Daniels is one of only a handful of actors who can count a respectable musical career alongside acclaimed work on film, TV and stage. He'll be at the Ark on Sunday and Monday. More

Surprise hit 'Let Her Go' puts Passenger in the driver's seat

Passenger's 'Let Her Go' built in Europe before hitting it big in the United States after being featured in a Budweiser commercial. Shervin Lainez

In America, 'Let Her Go' hit big when it appeared in a Budweiser commercial that ran during this year's Super Bowl. Passenger will be at the Fillmore Detroit on Sunday. More

Ann Arbor Symphony is taking its music to farmers market

CAPTION INFORMATION (left to right): Sherry Meyers-Bourland, 2nd Violin; Susan Schreiber, Viola, Travis Kulwicki, Cello; and Denice Turck, cq, 1st Violin, play 'Danube Waves (Anniversary Waltz)' for crowds. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's string ensemble plays a mix of classical and popular tunes at the farmers market in Northville, part of the group's 'Taste of Music' concert series. Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

A symphony concert can be a rather exclusive event, reserved for palatial halls. But the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra aims to change that image with performances at farmers markets across Metro Detroit. More

Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Tony Bennett will sing Friday at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. Mike Coppola / Getty Images

See singing legend Tony Bennett, catch Drake and Lil Wayne in concert together, hear teen sensations One Direction and more. More

Katy Perry bursts with energy early on at Palace show

Katy Perry lights up the stage during her Prismatic World Tour stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

Katy Perry brought her Prismatic World Tour to a sold-out Palace of Auburn Hills Monday night, and it was a lot to take in: emojis, balloons, LOL cats, flowers, pizzas, acrobatics, Egyptians and, oh yes, prisms all played a role in the eye-popping production. More

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