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Zoo's Wild Summer Nights Concert Series mixes bands, animals

Brian Vander Ark, left, and Craig Griffith of the Verve Pipe perform at a recent kid-friendly show for the Wild Summer Nights Concert Series at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

A little music amongst the grass and ... the animals are what you get during the Detroit Zoo's Wild Summer Nights Concert Series on Wednesday evenings. More

Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Fantasia Barrino will sing Friday at Chene Park. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

Hear singer Fantasia at Chene Park, catch the Kings of Leon at DTE Energy Music Theatre, laugh with comedian Sandy Danto and more. More

Tickets on sale

Chrisette Michele will perform Dec. 18 at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Tickets go on sale Thursday. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

Pick up tickets this weekend for Chrisette Michele, Limp Bizkit, Leon Russell, 'Memphis: The Musical,' Maze with Patti LaBelle and more. More

Jack White in full control of hometown show at Fox

Detroit native Jack White plays the Fox Theatre in Detroit. John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

Rocker Jack White held command over his five-piece band and the crowd at his sold-out, nearly three-hour show at the Fox Theatre Monday night. More

Justin Timberlake rocks bodies as only he can at Palace show

Justin Timberlake performs at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills on Monday. Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

Justin Timberlake doesn't need an opening act. The pop superstar had the Palace of Auburn Hills all to himself Monday night, sharing it only with a sold-out crowd of around 15,000 fans and his 15-piece band, the Tennessee Kids. More

Nine Inch Nails dominates DTE, Soundgarden

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor performs Saturday night at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Adam Graham / Detroit News

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden played to a nearly sold-out DTE Energy Music Theatre Saturday night, and by the end of the show, it was tough to remember whether Soundgarden was even there. More

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

Chill out with Jimmy Buffett and the coral Reefer Band at Comerica Park, see the wonders at the Maker Faire at The Henry Ford and more. More

Get friendly with the BFF music fest

Songwriter Kelly Jean Caldwell and her band headline BFF Fest at Trinosophes in Detroit on Saturday. Kelly Jean Caldwell

Organizers of Saturday's BFF Fest were tired of seeing the same pool of local bands on every music festival around town, and they decided to do something about it. More

Drummer Gene Dunlap is serious about setting the 'groove'

Gene Dunlap has collaborated on 10 albums with guitarist Earl Klugh and has seven solo records. Nina Simone Bentley

Playing the instrument Gene Dunlap says is the foundation of any song, he has provided the backbeat for such artists as Ronnie Laws and Mary Wilson, plus the London Philharmonic Orchestra. More

Challenge is the driving force behind songwriter Nick Cave

Nick Cave still works on a typewriter. Bleddyn Butcher

Nick Cave has made a career of doing things his way. And on his most recent release, Cave's half-spoken, half-sung poetry floats over spooky and sparse strings, synths and loops. He plays the Masonic Temple on Tuesday. More

Alvin brothers mesmerize at Ferndale's Magic Bag

Former Blasters member Phil Alvin performs Tuesday at the Magic Bag Theater in Ferndale. Steve Perez / Detroit News

In the world of live performance, rife with electronic puffery and worse — boredom — every so often we get a peek into the way music was once performed, a window into something deeper than a four-minute song. More

Enter now to win Jimmy Buffett tickets

Jimmy Buffett during his Comerica Park appearance in 2012. Adam Graham / The Detroit News

Are you free Saturday night? We've got a pair of tickets to give away for the Jimmy Buffett concert at Comerica Park. The 'Margaritaville' singer returns to town with his Coral Reefer Band and opener John Fogerty. More

Tickets on sale

Rodrigo y Gabriela will return to Detroit on Oct. 25. Tickets go on sale Friday. Thomas Samson / Getty Images

Pick up tickets for Rodrigo y Gabriela, Iggy Azalea, Kip Moore, Manheim Steamroller, Lecrae and more this weekend. More

Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Justin Timberlake brings his latest tour to The Palace on Monday. Tom Munro

Catch Justin Timberlake at The Palace of Auburn Hills, waste away in 'Margaritaville' with Jimmy Buffett, see the cars at Concours d'Elegance and more. More

DSO celebrates 50 years of Meadow Brook

A 1964 sign advertises the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's inaugural year at the Meadow Brook Music Festival. Meadow Brook Music Festival

To commemorate the DSO's first appearance at Meadow Brook Music Festival, the orchestra will return to the site for one night, almost a half-century to the day of that initial concert. More

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Nugent Randy Snyder / Getty Images, file

A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More

Miranda Lambert is strong as she closes out Faster Horses music fest

Miranda Lambert entertains country music fans on the Main Stage Sunday. John M. Galloway / Special to the News

Miranda Lambert closed out the three-day Faster Horses country music festival at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Sunday night with a 75-minute set full of sass and spunk. More

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