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Name: Los Almendrones 

Line up: Elvin Ferreira, vocals, guitar, accordion and requinto; David Hurley, drums, congas and timbales; Eduardo Vargas, bongos, congas and drums; Lila Carden, bass; Mo Hollis, bass; Chris Carden, sax, flute and percussion.

About: Los Almendrones is a new Metro Detroit-based band with a still-evolving lineup and a passion for the music of Cuba and South America, as well as American jazz, rock and fun. 

Next: The ensemble will make its live debut at the Royal Oak Outdoor Arts Fair 4-6 p.m. Saturday. The fair, which is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, is located at Royal Oak Memorial Park between Woodward and Coolidge on W. 13 Mile. Visit for more information about the band. 

Melody Baetens

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