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    Lights, sound, pyrotechnics, and rock music from two bands that haven’t shared a stage since 1982. Kiss and Motley Crue (pictured) share headlining responsibilities in Mansfield. Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. $30.50-$151.50. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000.


    What a Rush He’s 71, and since the ’70s are the new ’60s, Tom Rush can boast an age that matches the music decade that catapulted him to folk fame. At An Evening With Tom Rush you’ll be treated to the folk and blues musician’s sense of humor, singing, and guitar playing. 8 p.m. $35. The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin. 508-528-2541.

    The voices By day they are voice teachers, real estate agents, engineers, nurses, and more. At night they sing their hearts and voices out to raise money for cancer research. Livingston Taylor joins Voices of Hope at “Together for Life” to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. 8 p.m. (7 p.m. silent auction and reception). $37-$67. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1260.


    No American idiots For five years, School of Rock Boston students have expressed themselves loudly and clearly. THEY WANT A GREEN DAY SHOW. They got what they wanted — and more — at “Green Day vs. Weezer.” Sixteen musicians, ages 9-16, will go at it in a battle-of-the-bands format. Sept. 15 and 16 from
    1-4 p.m. $10, $12 day of show. All ages. The Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 866-777-8932.

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    Playing at Symphony Hall It will be more like music to your eyes when four squash players from England and Egypt go at it at “Showdown@Symphony.” The two-man teams of England’s James Willstrop and Nick Matthew against Egypt’s Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana will play on a portable unit on the Symphony Hall floor. 7 p.m. $25-$175. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-938-3871. www.squash


    Overly dedicated The 2010 mixtape “Overly Dedicated” brought rapper Kendrick Lamar front and center. The member of the hip-hop collective Black Hippy has said: “I like doing whole bodies of work. . . . I don’t want people to listen one time and then pop in the next dude. I want them to actually live with [my album] for years and be able to understand it and digest it.” Lamar is front and center at the Wilbur. Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. $35. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

    A decade of downbeats Sunday is Boston Children’s Chorus Day and the singers take full advantage of the limelight to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The commemorative commissioned piece, “We Sing,” by Jim Papoulis will be performed by more than 450 singers. Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Free. Boston City Hall Plaza. 617-778-2242. www.bostonchildrens