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Italian doo-wop group The Duprees will lend their sound to the annual La Festa Italiana on Courthouse Square in Scranton this holiday weekend.

THIS WEEK: SEPT. 4 TO 10, 2009

Crüefest, an evening of rock led by heavy metal band Mötley Crüe along with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devil. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Tonight at 5. 961-9000 or livenation.com.

Live Music in the Cafe, with acoustic duo Sparrowsong. Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Tonight, 6:30 to 8:30. Free. 208-4700.

Tim McGraw, the country superstar in concert with opener Nashville recording artist Chris Young. Allentown Fair, 302 North 17th St., Allentown. Tonight at 7:30. $69, $55. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Calling Levi, the gospel group in concert with opener Erica Leigh. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. Saturday at 7 p.m. 836-9992.

Brad Paisley, the king of country music brings his “American Saturday Night” tour to the Allentown Fair with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne. Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. Saturday at 7 p.m. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Patterson Grove Concert, a program of country gospel, traditional country and comedy by Carl and Opal Schlappi. Patterson Grove Campground, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Shickshinny. Saturday at 7 p.m. Free-will offering. 864-3327.

Toby Keith, the contemporary country hit-maker on his “America’s Toughest Tour” with special guest Trace Adkins. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. $72.50, $36.50, $20. 961-9000 or livenation.com.

Summer Concert Series with the Methodist Church Choir. Faith Lutheran Church, Route 940, Blakeslee. Sunday at 7 p.m. Free. 646-0309.

Sawyer Brown, the country-pop group with openers Angelica Carozzi and Jeanne Zano. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. Sunday at 7 p.m. $15, $10. 836-9992.

Jay Black, the former lead singer of Jay and the Americans performs his hits (“Come a Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment”). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Sunday at 8 p.m. $35. 877-682-4791.

Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037, a film chronicling the art of handcrafting a Steinway piano followed by a question-and-answer session with director Ben Niles and performances by pianists Ron Stavinski and Jon Nakamatsu. Presented by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in partnership with Robert M. Sides Music Centers. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 6 p.m. $25, $10 students. 341-1568.

American Idols Live, the 2009 tour with top-10 contestants Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre. Wachovia Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Wednesday at 7 p.m. 970-7600 or ticketmaster.com.

The Black Crowes, the hard rock band on its “Stuck Inside Utopia” tour with opener Truth & Salvage Co. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Wednesday at 8 p.m. $47 advance, $52 day of show. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

Howie Mandel, an evening of standup with the actor and comedian (“Deal or No Deal”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Thursday at 8 p.m. $54, $49. 325-0371 or pennspeak.com.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Celebration of the Arts, the 32nd annual jazz and arts festival with the Skip Wilkins Quintet, the Magic Touch, the Bob Dorough Ensemble, the Alex Gordon 3, Jaro, the David Liebman Group, Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra, 3Spirit, Chris Parker Quartet, the COTA Cats, Brian Lynch Unsung Heroes Project, Bill Goodwin Band, Nellie McKay and the Aristocrats and Blue Sparks from Hell. Also: a Music Motif Art Show, strolling musicians, a Jazz Mass and a children’s area. Main Street, Downtown Delaware Water Gap. Sept. 11, 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 12, noon to 9 p.m.; Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $8 Friday; $25 Saturday and Sunday. 460-0713 or cotajazz.org.

Patent Pending, the New York pop-punk outfit with Freshman 15, Pull the Pin and Kelsey & the Chaos. Eleanor Rigby’s, 603 Route 6, Jermyn. Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. $10. 947-7799.

Jon Nakamatsu Performs Rachmaninoff, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the award-winning pianist performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also: Bizet’s “Selections from L’Arlésienne” and Strauss’ “Don Juan.” Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 341-1568 or nepaphil.org.

Boz Scaggs, the multi-dimensional singer-songwriter whose 1976 album “Silk Degrees” was one of the landmark pop titles of the decade, performing his hits along with new material from his latest CD “Speak Low.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. $50, $40. 826-1100.

The Guess Who, the Canadian rock band (“American Woman,” “These Eyes”) with original members Jim Kale and Garry Peterson. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. 325-0371.

Chonda Pierce, music and comedy with the stand-up comedian and author. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. $26, $21. 826-1100.

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