Here's what to do in Plano this week

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From a neo-soul jazz night to Led Zeppelin tribute experience, there's plenty to enjoy in Plano this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Las Vegas Urban Jazz Society Presents Neo-Soul Jazz Night

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The Las Vegas Urban Jazz Society presents a Neo-Soul Jazz Night, featuring Toscha Comeaux.

When: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: 172 Live Music, 3700 W. Flamingo Road
Admission: Free

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Bring It On

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"Bring It On" the musical, with music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Lyrics by Amanda Green. Recently crowned Cheer Captain, Campbell is suddenly uprooted from the place she feels comfortable and redistricted to a school across town. A school with no cheer team. As she gets to know the school and the students, she gets to know a lot more about herself. Come enjoy a pop musical based on the all-star movies! It's a fun night for all!

When: Friday, Jan. 24, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd.
Admission: $10 (Student Ticket); $15 (Adult Ticket); $20 (Premium Ticket)

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Battle of Evermore (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

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Rock out to a live performance by Battle of Evermore, the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute.

When: Friday, Jan. 24, 9-10:30 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave.
Admission: Free

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