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How will the smoking ban effect night life? Tell us at Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN and we’ll print your responses in next Thursday’s Lifestyles section.

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

BYRON — The band Let’s Get Neked will play for "One Last Great Smoke Out Party" Sunday at Frank-n-Stein in Byron.

The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., takes advantage of the final night before the state-wide smoking ban takes effect Monday.

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Frank-n-Stein is at 15 W. Frontage Rd. No cover.

Music icons coming to Crossings

ZUMBROTA — This New York Times crossword puzzle clue "singer-songwriter _____ Mandell" will perform in Zumbrota. Give up?

Eleni Mandell, the singer/songwriter in question, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Crossings at Carnegie.

Mandell’s songs have recently been used on television series "Brothers & Sisters" and "Men in Trees" as well as Fashion TV. She’s also received rave reviews for her new album, "Miracle of Five," which has become her fastest-selling album to date. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door.

Also coming up at Crossings is a performance by award-winning bluegrass singer Becky Schlegel at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Schlegel will be joined by Brian Fesler on banjo to celebrate the release of their latest CD, "For all the World to See." Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door.

To reserve tickets for either show, stop in at Crossings, 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota or call 732-7616. Information: www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.

CD release party

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Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, the boundary-pushing contemporary folk and Americana band, will have a CD release party Saturday at Kathy’s Pub in Rochester.

The Hobo Nephews — brothers Teague and Ian Alexy with members of Broken Billy and The Feelin’ Bad — mix acoustic ballads with dirty blues stomps. Heard on the CD "Sing!" are new songs debuted at this year’s 10,000 Lakes Festival and Harvest Fest with guest appearances by Ryan Young of Pert Near Sandstone on violin, vocalist Molly Maher, guitarist Erik Koskinen of The Floorbirds and pedal steel player Joe Savage. The album will be available on iTunes.

Music starts about 9 p.m. at Kathy’s, 307 Broadway S. No cover.

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