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by Jordan Green

North Carolina high school students between the ages of 14 and 19 are invited to participate in an audition for the NC Symphony Young All- Stars at Meymandi Concert Hall at downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center on Sept. 26. Visit for more information. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players perform at Zevely House Restaurant in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Steve Williard & Chuck Folds play a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. The Coal Men work the Garage in Winston- Salem on Thursday. The Demonstration and Jonas Sees In Color exalt the Raven in Burlington on Friday. Amy Speace & the Tearjerks celebrate the release of their new CD with guests the Mitch Easter Band at the Garage on Friday. Toubab Krewe plays a two-night run at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday. Three Friday concerts worth considering in the Gate City are Richmond, Va.’s Ilad at the Green Bean; Chinese Fire Drill, Miles to the Clouds and Adam Thorn at the Maya Art Gallery; and the Other Mothers, Patrice Pike, Dreamkiller, the Tiffany Shea Band and Your Friend at Somewhere Else Tavern. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players perform “My Funny Valentine” at the Old Salem Visitors Center in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Melva Houston performs at the intersection of 6th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem on Saturday, and American Aquarium, Wafer Thin and Joe the Fireman offer a rock-and-roll trifecta at the Garage. Farewell celebrates the release of its new CD with friends Houston Calls, the Forecast, Yearling, En Serenade, August and Harbor Town at Greene Street Club in Greensboro on Saturday. Arnie Solomon & Transatlantica perform with Rough Cut at Bur-Mil Park. Jaafar, described as “a funk-fusing Easterninspired jazz ensemble,” plays Java K’s. The Grand Ultimatum and Steal the Prize tag-team the Flatiron in Greensboro on Saturday. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players perform “American Landscapes” at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem on Sunday, Aug. 23. Dead Eyes, Seven Story Fall, the American Life, Sanibel Flats, Long Live the King, Low Standards, Fed to the Forest and Athel draw their respective followings to an all-ages show at Greene Street Club on Aug. 23. Social Life plays the final show of its “Drinks the East Coast” tour at the Chapman Street House in Greensboro on Aug. 23. And Mando Saenz appears with Joe Blevins and Brandon Knox of Old Stone Revue at the Garage on Aug. 25.