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Classical musician Yo-Yo Ma speaks and performs at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 26. Tickets are available to Bryan Series and EMF subscribers only through May 15. Visit www.guilford.edu/bryanseries or www.easternmusicfestival.org to obtain subscriptions. The Greensboro Coliseum announces an appearance by Keyshia Cole on May 22. Tickets go on sale Friday and may be purchased at www. ticketmaster.com. Red Cortez headlines at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Charlotte’s New Familiars and Amelia’s Mechanics celebrate Earth Day at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. The Gypsy Nomads perform at Eclectic By Nature in Greensboro on Wednesday. The Karla Davis Band leaps off its Just Not Famous Enough showcase into a gig at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday, while Casual Curious, Summer Camp Casanova and Ruler get down at the Maya Art Gallery, and the Undecided perform at the Green Burro. A Light Divided, Across My Eyes, Black Rose Mourning and Deathproof play loud guitars at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Harpist Catrin Finch joins the North Carolina Symphony under the direction of Grant Llewellyn at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center in High Point on Friday. Lyn Koonce sings at the Vino Shoppe in High Point on Friday. Call 336.885.0081 for more information. Still more in High Point on Friday: ABCND plays Bimini’s Oyster Bar. The Becca Stevens Band, Firehouse Rhythm Kings, Fruit Smoothie Trio and the Proclivities share billing at the Werehouse on Friday. The Wyndy City Travelers settle in at the Hideout Bar in Winston-Salem on Friday, while Blag’Ard appears at Elliott’s Revue. First-round auditions for Triad Idol take place at the Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro from Friday through Sunday, April 26, and at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem on Saturday and Sunday. Folksinger Bruce Piephoff celebrates the release of his new album, Clockwork, at the Lindley Park Filling Station at the corner of Walker and South Elam streets in Greensboro on Friday. Guests on the album include Sam Frazier, Scott Adair, Martha Bassett, Pat Lawrence and Scott Manring. The album is available from Hamburger Square Productions, 808 Scott Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403 for $15. Sam Quinn, late of the everybodyfileds, brings his new band the Japan 10 to the Blind Tiger on Friday. Casual Curious lists a Friday gig at the Green Bean in Greensboro on its MySpace site, but the venue makes no mention of the band, so I leave it to you the intrepid fan to discern magic from reality. He Is Legend, Far Less, Hephystus, Return the Hero and Aside Oceans put on a show at Greene Street in Greensboro on Friday. Shadow Heights, Thru World Aggression, Reptar, Onward to Olympus, Face Your Fears and WoodHead rawk the Soundvent on

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