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    Doctors in the house

    Boston is full of medical professionals, and many are multitalented folks. The doctors, medical students, research scientists, nurses, and therapists in the Longwood Symphony Orchestra are a case in point. Their next performance is conducted by Ronald Feldman and features pianist David Deveau in Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. They’ll also play George Gershwin’s “Girl Crazy” Suite and William Grant Still’s jazz and blues-influenced Symphony No. 2, “Song of a New Race.” Still’s granddaughter, journalist and music scholar Celeste Headlee, will speak about her grandfather’s work. In keeping with the orchestra’s mission, proceeds benefits Pathways to Wellness, a nonprofit offering equal access to holistic care. March 15, 8 p.m. $30-$45, $25-$35 seniors, $15-$25 students. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston.


    Worldly band How to describe the music of French band Lo’Jo? We’ll let the press release do it: “The six-member band plays funky, dubbed-up chansons laced with a bewildering variety of jazz, pop, reggae, circus, cabaret, klezmer, Roma, West African, and Maghrebian traditions.” Fronted by gravelly-voiced singer/keyboardist Denis Péan and violinist/kora player Richard Bourreau, the group has picked up some notable fans over the years, including Robert Plant and Robert Wyatt, who appears on Lo’Jo’s 2012 release “Cinema El Mundo.” March 15, 7 p.m. $25. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville. 617-876-4275,

    Historical notes We’re used to hearing NPR’s “Here & Now” cohost Robin Young on the airwaves, but she can also be heard narrating Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” at “American Stories.” The piece, along with works by Hanson, Ives, and others, is part of the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline and the Brookline Symphony Orchestra’s program exploring the American experience. March 15, 8 p.m. March 16, 3 p.m. $25, $20 students/seniors. All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline.


    Show time If you like variety in your entertainment, you’ll find plenty of it at OnStage Dance Company’s Arts Marathon. More than two dozen dancers, comedians, poets, musicians, and visual artists are scheduled to appear, including Phunk Phenomenon, Iconic Movement, Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe, Big Gulp, Disco Basement, Whale Heart, Monkey Chow, and Liza Pratt. March 15, 6:30-11:30 p.m. $10. 18+. OnStage Dance Company Studio, 276 Broadway, Somerville.

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    Spicy dance music Half a dozen horns, a quartet of vocalists and five rhythm players make a big, joyful noise in Black Sea Salsa. They play mambo, salsa, cha-cha, line dances, and more from Middle Eastern and Latin jazz traditions. March 15, 8 p.m. $12. Ryles, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge. 617-876-9330,


    Vintage goods The Davis Flea has a mission “to Reclaim, Repurpose, Rediscover, and Reconnect.” Their mission is your chance to score vintage collectibles and antiques at The Davis Flea Spring Vintage Market. Old-school vinyl records play while you peruse the retro treasures. March 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191,