'Long Island Medium', Michael Stanley and the Resonators, Parnormal Weekend and more: The Abram Five

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1. Michael Stanley and the Resonators, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron, $45-$90, www.the­tangier.com, 330-376-7171.

The King of AAA Cleveland rock returns to Tangier for his biannual run of shows that usually sell out. There's likely little I can say about his sturdy heartland rock that will sell you on him. You're one of the converted or you’re not.

 

2. Kent Paranormal Weekend, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., $10 www.thekentstage.com.

Do you watch reality shows such as ‘Ghost Hunters International’ with bated breath, convinced that the hosts have repeatedly or will eventually find themselves in the presence of an otherworldly um ... presence? Well, then you're a sucker. But, hey, if watching people walk around dark, deserted buildings floats your ghostly boat, then head to Kent and dive in for “two days of psychic and paranormal presentations, readings, numerous vendors, ghost hunts, and ghost walks.”

 

3. Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, 7:30 p.m. Monday at PlayhouseSquare State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, $39.75-$89.75. 216-241-6000, www.playhousesquare.org. Wednesday’s show at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall is sold out.

Speaking of suckers, Caputo, aka The Long Island Medium, has made a mint with her “powers” on her television show and on tour, preying on folks who really want to believe that spirits just hang around the corporeal realm waiting for someone to try to contact them. Caputo will be doing interactive readings of audience members (isn’t a reading inherently interactive?) as well as sharing stories about her life and her “gift.”

 

4. Tamela Mann, 7 p.m. Friday, House of the Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron. Sold-out.

Moving on from spirits guides to being guided by the Holy Spirit, Gospel singer/actress Tamela Mann will perform at a fundraising concert for Emmanuel Christian Academy on Friday night. Mann has starred in several Tyler Perry films and is married to David Mann, star of “Meet the Browns.” She currently has a Gospel crossover hit with the song ‘‘Take Me to the King.’’

 

5. April 5th at Old Haunts Tavern, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, Old Haunts Tavern, 1527 E. Market St., Free, 330-733-9234.

This local bar gets zero style points for creative night naming, but who needs a pithy name when you have three hard-rocking bands? Metal bands Red Water Tragedy and A City Divided join forces with heavy indie rockers the Abstract for a night of free music. No ghosts.


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