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by Ryan Snyder

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WHY DON’T YOU JUST GO AHEAD AND CALL IN SICK FOR THURSDAY

They say there are two types of people in this world: the Irish and those who wish they were. Tonight’s the night where that wish comes true for the latter, even though they think it’s cool to drink green beer, but there are plenty of other ways to make it count. The big event in Greensboro of course is the M’Couls block party starting with a 6 a.m. brunch, but the Pour House has one of their own featuring J. Timber, House of Fools, After the Crash, PlaneJane and Envision. The Claddagh offers High Pointers Billy Mulligan, Tyler Rhodes, Mike Connors, Spancil Hill and the Acoustic J’s. In Winston-Salem, Perpetual Groove and the Mantras go green at the Millennium Center, while the Garage does country style with the Joe Blevins Band and Jackass Flats. There’s also some acrobatics, fire dancing, and go-go with the Revals and DJ Ariel at Studio B, so have fun, be safe and stay away from the Market/Friendly intersection.

CHERRYHOLMES COMES TO THE HIGH POINT THEATRE

Call Cherryholmes (cherryholmes.musiccitynetworks.com) the Partridge Family of the Bluegrass world. They’re six family members, each with first-rate talent, which comes with one of the most remarkable musical stories ever spun. In the wake of the eldest daughter’s death, the six members took to a bluegrass festival to take their minds off of the tragedy. Blown away by what they heard, the Cherryholmes family vowed to start their own family band. Rugged-looking dad Jere and mom Sandy assigned their kids instruments, practiced incessantly and developed an imitable blend of traditional Celtic and contemporary bluegrass that has won them the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year award, a nomination for the same award again in 2007 and Grammy nominations in 2006 and 2007 for Best Bluegrass Album. The Cherryholmes family has released six lauded albums over more than a decade of performing together and despite their amateurish origins, have developed into a beacon of the American bluegrass tradition. Cherryholmes brings their sweet sound to the High Point Theatre for one night only on Saturday. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 for orchestra and $20 for balcony.

YOU WANT IT YOU GOT IT: BRYAN ADAMS AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE

Maybe it “Cuts Like a Knife” now, but at the time it felt so right to see Bryan Adams (www.bryanadams.com) share the stage with Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters during the starstudded 1990 concert epic The Wall — Live in Berlin. The Berlin Wall had just fallen, everyone was friends with everyone and hundreds of thousands basked in the glow of Waters’ ego as he paraded anyone and everyone on stage for cameos on Floyd classics. Adams got his moment when he faked his guitar playing during “Young Lust,” but really, would anyone be able to tell if he were actually strumming over Snowy White’s pulsating licks? There will be no faking anything when Adams performs at the Carolina Theatre next Wednesday, March 24, where he’ll be “The Only One” playing “Straight From the Heart.” So please forgive him, he knew not what he did when he was being so Reckless. Tickets for the solo acoustic performance are $74.50, $49.50 or $34.50 and this “One Night Love Affair” starts at 8 p.m. All he wants is you to be there, because “There Will Never Be Another Tonight.”

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