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Ready for redpolls?

In the far north, beyond the Canadian Shield, at the very top of the earth there is a small bird whose numbers are in the millions and whose presence defines the open forests of spruce, birch and alder.

Rick's List: Old-person birthday edition

At a certain age, one’s birthday becomes less about celebration and joy (and preferably a surprise party with a keg of Red Hook and a peeled shrimp tray).

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Journey, Santana — April 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 29; $90, $120

Jerry Seinfeld — July 16 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 29; $82.50-$150

Jim Gaffigan — July 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 29; $34-$64

Wanda Sykes — Aug. 6 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $45-$65

Sting, Peter Gabriel — July 2 at DCU Center, Worcester; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 1; $45-$250

Brian Wilson — Sept. 27 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 29; $35-$125