Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18:
Dec. 12: Game show host Bob Barker is 98. Singer Connie Francis is 84. Singer Dionne Warwick is 81. Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 78.
Nightclubs typically do bigger business than music venues on New Year's Eve. But that doesn't mean live music will be quiet as 2017 mercifully slouches into 2018. Here's a short roundup of some of the venues open for business, and some of the great local and regional acts who will be performing before and after midnight.