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Ever hear of Poyen, Arkansas? Justin Moore has because it’s where it all started for the country singer-songwriter who has opened for Trace Adkins, Hank Williams, Jr., Brad Paisley, and others. Moore’s autobiographical “Small Town USA” is one of several hits along with “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Til My Last Day,” and his new single is “Point at You.”
June 13 at 8 p.m. $42.75, $62.75. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset.
781-383-9850. www.themusiccircus.org

WEDNESDAY

Live tonight A Boston petty thief hits the heights (or depths, depending on your perspective) of crime life when he becomes a big rum runner on the Gulf Coast. It all runs in “Live by Night,” the new novel by Dennis Lehane. The author will talk about his book at this benefit for the Stoneham Marathon Victims Fund. 7 p.m. $10.
Stoneham Town Hall, 35 Central St., Stoneham. 781-354-6617. www.haleybooksellers.com

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Botanically correct It’s easier for plants than for humans to pose for portraits, and the lucky specimens are the subject of “From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of New England” presented by the New England Society of Botanical Artists. The works on paper include seaweed, fungi, wild and garden flowers, trees, and shrubs. Wed-Sun 1-4 p.m. through Sept. 8. Free. Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 781-934-6634. www.art
complex.org

Confessing and sacrificing George Lewis Jr. recorded his debut album in hotel rooms and his Brooklyn apartment, but we don’t know if the same can be said about his latest release, “Confess.” According to the musician whose stage name is Twin Shadow (he’s a twin): “A lot of ‘Confess’ is about sacrificing part of your life to something you love to do.” 8 p.m. $18. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

THURSDAY

Three for the troops At the three Boston Pops present “A Country Salute to Our Troops” concerts, Maestro Lockhart welcomes Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, and Gordie Sampson. The Flag Day concert and USO fund-raiser on June 14 features former United States Army Ranger and country singer Keni Thomas who opens the concert with the national anthem. June 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., June 15 at 3 p.m. $22-$105, 30 percent discount for military personnel
June 13 and 15 . Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200. www.bostonpops.org

Articulating Grammy-winning jazz drummer and Berklee College of Music professor Terri Lyne Carrington performs “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” a tribute to Duke Ellington’s “Money Jungle.” June 13 at 8 and 10 p.m. $30. Scullers Jazz Club at the DoubleTree
Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston. 617-562-4111. www.scullersjazz.com

Up a creek Mainstream and commercial are not words in the Brandi Carlile vocabulary. Carlile has said that she would never “write commercially or dress commercially or behave in any way that would inspire mainstream success.” Her latest, “Bear Creek,” gets its name from the Washington state studio where it was recorded. June 13 at 8 p.m. $28-$39. Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, N.H. 603-929-4100. www.casinoballroom.com

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