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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / August 3, 2011

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Swiveling, singing, and selecting Do you love those swivel chairs used by Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton that keep them from seeing contestants on ‘‘The Voice’’? And if you were selected by more than one of these coaches, would you have the guts to choose between them? So many questions. The final eight contestants from Season 1 are here to perform at ‘‘The Voice’’ Live on Tour, but don’t try to swivel. Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. $24.50, $44.50. Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.


Musical time machine The folks at the Boston Harbor Hotel have the decades covered at the weekly Timeless Tunes series. Music from the ’60s to the ’90s will bring you back to different sounds - and hairstyles. Mystique covers it all and is tonight’s traveling companion. Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m. through Aug. 31 (indoors if raining). Free. Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Boston. 617-856-7744.

Rox rocks Tel your friends you’re going to Harvard and head to Worcester County for the Fruitlands Museum Sundown Concert Series. Tonight, the Jamaica Plain-based BalletRox dance troupe performs “Peter and the Wolf,’’ a traditional Chinese dance, “Classical Hop,’’ and the ballet “La Favorita.’’ 7-8:30 p.m., weather permitting (Wed series through Aug. 31; BalletRox returns Aug. 17). $15, $22 at the gate. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924, ext. 292.

Keeping track Before she heads to Chicago in a couple of days to perform at Lollapalooza’s 20th Anniversary Festival, Julia Easterlin graces us locals at the Berklee College of Music venue Cafe 939. The singer-songwriter, vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and Berklee alum is described as part siren and part loop scientist who builds multilayered songs live on stage, track by track. 7 p.m. Free. Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 800-745-3000.


Lunch treat You might eat the same PB&J every day, but you won’t hear the same music every Thursday at Club Passim Summer Stage. The lunchtime concert series packs folk, indie-rock, pop, and more into its lunch music served by local and touring artists from across the country. Kim Taylor blends folk, blues, and pop tomorrow. Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. through Sept. 15. Free. Palmer Street near Club Passim and the Harvard Coop, Cambridge. 617-492-5300.

Tuba tunes The Sounds of Summer Music Fest welcomes the tuba tomorrow in the capable hands of Berklee College of Music grad, Loubins Richard who hails from Miami. See what the tuba can do with jazz at Tuba Bliss Jazz Night. Aug. 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Thursday outdoor series runs through Sept. 8). Free. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. 617-523-1300.

There’s Goldthwait in them thar hills Anyone with the nickname Bobcat is a mover and a shaker for sure. Comedian, actor, and director Bob Goldthwait credits much of the success of his film “Sleeping Dogs Lie’’ with his not being in the movie. There’s more where this came from when he appears tomorrow in Salisbury. Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. $27.50. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach. 978-462-5888.

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