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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers: Tommy Castro has been in the blues scene long enough to win several Blues Music Awards and share the stage with B.B. King. Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10, and began his career in his 20s, playing in blues and soul bands in the San Francisco area. Little by little, he became known for his rough R&B style. Castro will perform with his most recent band, the Painkillers, on 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Funky Biscuit (303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton). $20-$30. 561-465-3946 or

- Barbara Corbellini Duarte

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