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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's first of three Dallas episodes aired last week with a surprise cameo--by Chomsky! "That guy's hot!" exclaimed Carson Kressley as guitarist Glen Reynolds shook it for the camera during a sweat-soaked rendition of "15 Minutes to Rock," performed for the Sigma Chi fraternity at UNT.

DOMA best-song nominees The Chemistry Set host a benefit concert on Saturday, April 8, at the Wreck Room in Fort Worth for their bass player, Cory Helm , recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. The evening's entertainment also includes sets from Collin Herring , Calhoun , The Chemistry Set, I Love Math and Moonshot Radio . Proceeds will go to Helm and the American Cancer Society. Admission is $8.

On Sunday, April 10, Adair's in Deep Ellum hosts the Women's Acoustic Jam to benefit the Autism Society of Collin County. Performers include Kathleen Jackson , Anne Findley and Nancy "Shaggy" Moore , and the concert lasts from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A compilation CD featuring songs by performers will be sold for $15.

If you've never met an amplifier you didn't want to put on a credit card, then have I got an event for you: The 28th annual Dallas Guitar Show and MusicFest will be held April 9 and April 10 at Dallas Market Hall. This year's event features the addition of "Drum World," including 14,000 square feet of equipment and performances and clinics by world-class drummers. Bring your Visa and your American Express. Tickets are $15 for one day, $25 for both.

A few dozen readers sent in their submissions for the first-ever And Another Thing caption contest. The competition was fierce. Actually, that's a lie. There were two obvious stand-outs, and after speaking with my staff (aka Zac Crain), we have chosen a winner. Congratulations, Carla Perkins of Flower Mound. Your timely wit has earned you a gift bag of free CDs, including new albums by Beck and Queens of the Stone Age. The contest runner-up is Frank Jessup of Irving ("But can Carter Albrecht do this ?"). For his efforts, he will receive a giant jar of mayonnaise that was, rather inexplicably, sent to the Dallas Observer offices a few weeks ago. Thanks for playing!

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