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Folkus fiddler Friday

Dynamic New England fiddler Lisa Schneckenburger will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee St., in Syracuse.

A regular on the Northeast country dance circuit, Schneckenburger recently released a new CD of jigs and reels. The disc is called "Dance."

The fiddler also sings, and the All Music Guide described her voice as "pure and clear, full of simple emotion..."

At Friday's concert - which is hosted by the Folkus Project - Schneckenburger will be accompanied by longtime collaborator Bethany Waickman on guitar.

Admission costs $15. For reservations, call 440-7444.

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Doyle and Gordon showcased

Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Mark Doyle teams up with singer-songwriter Michael Gordon for a special acoustic show at Syracuse's Words and Music Songwriter Showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Orange Line Theater at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., downtown.

Admission costs $10; 479-5299.

Doyle - CNY's most versatile musician, composer and arranger - produced Gordon's two CDs of melodic originals, many of which are inspired by Gordon's day job. He's a professor of psychiatry. Gordon was a member of the Crooked Stove Pipe band and is lead vocalist for the Mighty Dysthymics Blues Band, a group comprised primarily of fellow mental-health professionals that performs in the Syracuse area

Also appearing at Saturday's showcase will be Donna Dennihy, Max Cooke and series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers; wordsandmusic.info .

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Funk out at Funk N Waffles

A neo-soul quartet called The Life And Times Of will funk things up at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18, at Funk N Waffles, in the alley at 727 S. Crouse Ave., on the Syracuse University Hill. Admission costs $7; 477-9700.

Opening Saturday's show at 7:30 p.m. will be Thrifter and Caleb Spaulding.

Based in Manhattan, The Life And Times Of is turning heads with a sound influenced equally by Bill Withers and Van Morrison, Outkast, Jeff Buckley and The White Stripes. Visit thelifeandtimesof.com for more information.

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