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A Blessid Union Christmas

8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 24, $18 ADV/ $20 DOS. The Winchester, 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-5681.

Renowned rural soul stars Blessid Union of Souls have a special holiday gift for Cleveland: A Blessid Union Christmas. In one of only two American performances, the group's three founding members (including frontman Eliot Sloan) are presenting an acoustic set split between hits like "Hey Leonardo, She Likes Me for Me," then finishing the night with Christmas music. If it goes well, they plan to take the show on the road next year. So join the band for some yuletide cheer, and feel free to tell them how they sound.

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