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Feinstein sings Sinatra here

Expect to hear plenty of great Gershwin tunes when vocalist Michael Feinstein performs with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., downtown.

Known as the "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Feinstein will sing Sinatra classics and other timeless songs by composers such as Irving Berlin, Jimmy van Heusen and Cole Porter. Feinstein's 150-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.

Feinstein was introduced to Ira Gershwin in 1977, and he became Gershwin's assistant for six years. Now Feinstein serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, tasked with ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage.

Tickets prices start at $15; call 424-8200, or visit syracusesymphony.org.

Lost Boys found at Red House

John Cadley and the Lost Boys will bring their original songs, hot picking and horrible humor to the Red House for a rare local concert appearance at 8 p.m. Jan. 15.

Henry Jankiewicz on fiddle, Mark Allnatt on banjo and guitar, Ted Williams on mandolin, and John Dancks on bass. The Lost Boys have recorded two CDs, "Middle of Nowhere" and "Black Dog." Both discs have received Syracuse Area Music Awards for Best Bluegrass Recording.

For Red House info, call 425-0405, or visit theredhouse.org.

Perry presents open mics

Marcellus songwriter Joanne Perry hosts two open mic opportunities for acoustic musicians each week, with one in Tipperary Hill.

On Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Perry runs the open mic at Driscoll's Tipp Hill Caf , 126 Milton Ave. at the corner of Ulster Street on Syracuse's West End; 476-8637.

A bit further west, Perry hosts an acoustic open mic from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Creekside Books and Coffee, 35 Fennell St., in Skaneateles; 685-0379.

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