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February 9-15, 2006

thursday February 9

Opening Reception for Danny Broadway

Memphis Botanic Garden, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Reception for this exhibit of vibrant paintings by local artist Danny Broadway. This show is in honor of Black History Month.

Artist Studio Visit

Studio of Terri Jones and Greely Myatt, location given upon registration, 6-7 p.m., free to Delta Axis members, $5 for nonmembers

First of a new program by Delta Axis, where participants can visit artists' studios, hear the artists discuss their work, and preview new pieces. Optional dinner with artists at Zanzibar following the visit. This month's artists are Terri Jones and Greely Myatt.

thursday February 9

British Advertising Awards Screening

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,

7 p.m., $5 for Brooks and AdFed members, $7 for nonmembers

Screening of award-winning British commercials. Another screening will be held Friday at 7 p.m.

Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc.

FedExForum, 7 p.m., $7-$34

Monsters, Inc., on skates. Through Sunday.

Michelangelo: The Hammer of God

University of Memphis, Meeman Journalism Building, 7:30 p.m.

William Wallace speaks about the life of the Renaissance artist.

friday February 10

Booksigning by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Square Books in Oxford, 5:30 p.m.

Former Oxford resident Marcie Cohen Ferris signs copies of her book, Matzoh Ball Gumbo, a history book covering the challenges of following strict Jewish dietary laws in the South.

Concert by Jazz Saxophonist Eric Marienthal

University of Memphis, Rose Theatre,

8 p.m., $15-$25

Concert by jazz performer Eric Marienthal, lead saxophone for Chick Corea. Proceeds go to the University Catholic Center. Marienthal will hold a master class earlier in the day at 12:30 p.m. at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

saturday February 11

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet

Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m., $25

Second of two-night run by the Alonzo King troupe known for its edgy choreography.

Ballet Memphis Presents Ellington

The Orpheum, 8 p.m., $20-$70

Ballet Memphis presents two new works: Tourist Point of View, choreographed by Garrett Ammon to six selections from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's "The Far East Suite," and Mark Godden's ballet inspired by a photo of an old Cotton Makers Jubilee parade. There will be a repeat performance Sunday at 2 p.m.

sunday February 12

Booksigning by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 2 p.m.

An event "gone to the dogs" with this booksigning by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, author of the "I Can Read" Biscuit series, starring a lovable yellow dog named Biscuit. Biscuit will also be on hand for photos, as will the Humane Society of Memphis' Doggy Waggin', which will provide puppies for petting and adoption.

Opening Reception for "Hooks Brothers Photography: 70 Years of African-American Life in Memphis"

Stax Museum, 2-5 p.m.

A selection of photographs from the prolific Hooks brothers, who captured all aspects of local African-American life, from school plays to funerals.

sunday February 12

Black Roots of Opera: The Life and Music of Marian Anderson

National Civil Rights Museum, 3 p.m., $5

Concert of spirituals, arias, and other styles of music telling the story of Marian Anderson, the first African-American principal singer to perform at the New York Metropolitan Opera. The concert will be repeated Monday night at 8 p.m. at Rhodes College's Tuthill Performance Hall.

Lovin' Blues on the River

First Unitarian Church of the River,

292 Virginia Avenue, 7 p.m.

Special Valentine's service with performance by blues guitarist David Evans. Proceeds benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund to help musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.

tuesday February 14

The Ten Tenors

The Orpheum, 7:30 p.m., $10-$60

The Ten Tenors are an audience-pleasing Australian group that perform pop, opera, and rock with a little bit of comedy thrown in. Through Sunday.

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