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September 15, 2005


Ben Jelen, Maverick Records' much-hyped "breakout artist of 2004," plays Fletcher's Saturday. Jelen, who split with Maverick and hashed out new material with producer Linda Perry (Gwen Stefani, Pink), is now on a small East Coast acoustic tour.

Singer / songwriter Ben Jelen plays Fletcher's at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12. Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St. Call 410-558-1889 or visit


Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, the polar opposite of politically correct, brings his piano boogies and social satire to the Rams Head Tavern Wednesday. Wirtz, who received his clerical title in the mail, started touring the nation's comedy and music circuits in the early '80s. His trademark mullet, however, is rumored to have grown out into plain old long hair.

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz plays the Rams Head Tavern at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $22. Call 410-268-4545 or visit


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