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Savoca & Heitzman at Red House

Hot on the heels of their newest disc, "Promise," Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman will perform at Red House Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

Admission costs $15 or $12 for students and seniors; theredhouse.org .

"Promise" contains 10 original tracks blending the duo's trademark mix of folk, pop, funk, and whimsy. Tracks include titles such as the Bully," "Last Night on Earth" and "Dancing with Ghosts."

Sax exhibitionist Saturday

Saxophonist Charles Pillow will perform his jazz suite written on themes from Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition with the CNY Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday March 19, at the Carrier Theater, at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., in downtown Syracuse.

CNY Jazz Central presents Pillow with the CNYJO in cooperation with the Orange Line Gallery, 106 Montgomery St.

Tickets cost $27.50, $24.50 and $19.50, but there is a $5 discount for CNYJC donors, JASS members and students; 479-JAZZ.

'18th Century Women in Song'

New York City folk artist Linda Russell presents "A History of 18th Century Women in Song" at 2 p.m. Sunday March 20, at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in Liverpool. Admission is free.

Russell's concert in honor of International Women's History Month is part of the fourth annual Liverpool Library Folk Music Series; 457-0310; lpl.org .

From the boisterous ballads of the 18th century to the sentimental melodies of the Victorian Age, Russell recreates lost national treasures while performing on guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimers and penny whistle. She spices her shows with anecdotes about pioneers, patriots and figures from America's past.

Cox-Sullivan back from SxSW

Songwriter Ashley Cox-Sullivan will play a solo set at the Orange Line Theater at Jazz Central on Thursday, March 24. Fresh from a trip to South by Southwest with her rock band the Professional Victims, Cox will perform on the theater's grand piano accompanied by her husband/bandmate Shawn Sullivan.

The opening set will at 7:30 p.m. will feature Words and Music Songwriter Showcase host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay performing original tunes with percussionist Josh Dekaney. Admission costs $10; 479-5299; wordsandmusic.info .

Jazz & wine at Folk Arts Center

Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame vocalist Nancy Kelly will perform with the Young Jazz Giants at 7 p.m. Friday March 25, at the Community Folk Arts Center, 805 E. Genesee St., in Syracuse.

All proceeds will benefit the center which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012; 442-2230; communityfolkartcenter.org .

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