Local Live: From Kenny Rogers to reggae

Musician Kenny Rogers performs during the 4th Annual Musician Kenny Rogers performs during the 4th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, T.N. (Sept. 20, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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The Slackers

Ska is alive and well.

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ollie's Point/Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville

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INFO $15 advance, $17 day of; clubloaded.com

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Ballyhoo!

Rocking reggae

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WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Ollie's Point/Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville

INFO $15; clubloaded.com

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Nancy Atlas

An East End favorite

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett

INFO $15; 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com

Kenny Rogers

Through the years, The Gambler's always been there for us.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Dec. 23, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $39.50-$79.50; 800-745-3000, livenation.com

HOT TIX

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

WHEN | WHERE Jan. 25, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

INFO $49.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Kix

WHEN | WHERE April 5, Ollie's Point/Revolution, Amityville

INFO $28 advance, $30 day of show; 631-264- 7712, clubloaded.com

Rod Stewart

WHEN | WHERE April 19, Madison Square Garden; April 21, Prudential Center, Newark

INFO $59.50-$184.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

NYC SOUNDS

Tuesday and Thursday nights

Leonard Cohen One of Carly Rae Jepsen's inspirations? Mr. Leonard Cohen, according to an interview she did in the U.K. Metro.

WHEN | WHERE Tuesday night at 8, Madison Square Garden; Thursday, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, Brooklyn

INFO $29.50-$255; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Dec. 21 and 22

Los Lobos The band from East L.A. plays a pair of weekend acoustic shows.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick St., Manhattan

INFO $45-$65; 212-608- 0555, citywinery.com

IN STORES

* Chief Keef's "Finally Rich" (Interscope)

* Tiga's "Non Stop" (Pias)

* The Pogues' "The Pogues in Paris" (Universal)

* "Django Unchained" soundtrack (Universal Republic)

* Barrington Levy's "Sweet Reggae Music" (VP)

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