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Tonight: A ‘Voice,’ King Tuff, yummy grub and Christmas Tree Lane

On this foggy Tuesday here are a few ways to wind down tonight:

  • Vicci Martinez of “The Voice” plays a free concert at The Standard as part of Y101′s Unplugged concert series. Local singer (and loyal Beehive commenter) Danielle Rondero opens. It’s free, 21-and-up only. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. You might wanna get there early to grab a spot. It’s first-come, first-serve.

Tonight: Idol’s Casey Abrams unplugs with Y101

“American Idol” alum Casey Abrams is the next emerging pop singer to visit Fresno for radio station Y101′s Unplugged concert series. It’s happening at 7 p.m. at The Standard. It’s a free show, but you gotta be 21 and seating is first-come, first-serve.Doors open at 4 p.m. Local singer (and loyal Beehive commenter) Danielle Rondero opens.

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Check out the most recent Post No Bills for some more options for tonight.

Make a viral video, bail on Fresno. Thanks, Sarah Blackwood

This post was supposed to be one telling you to go to Fulton 55 tonight to see Canadian singer Sarah Blackwood perform. Supposed to. It’s not anymore. Why? Because Sarah Blackwood bailed on us.

Here’s the story: Her show had been on the calendar at Fulton 55 since November, eagerly promoted by a local lady with a new production company called Poetic Justice. But then, the Internet threw everybody a curve ball. Blackwood joined up with fellow Canuck band Walk Off the Earth for a video that EXPLODED online after being posted Jan. 5. It was making the rounds as “five people, one guitar” and has amassed 25 million YouTube views so far. Damn.

And there went the Fresno date. Blackwood canceled her whole West Coast tour to go do the things people with viral videos do — ya know, make the TV rounds and plot how to extend their 15 minutes of fame.

Here’s a statement from Blackwood:

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