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July 6-12, 2006

thursday July 6

Booksigning by Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library,

6:30 p.m.

Librarians Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel sign their new book of historic Memphis photographs -- some culled from the Memphis Public Library's archives, others from First Tennessee Bank and Memphis Light Gas & Water.

Country on Beale

W.C. Handy Park, 8 p.m.

Weekly free concert sponsored by

KIX 106. This week's performance is by Sammy Kershaw.

friday July 7

Roseanna Vitro

Memphis Drum Shop, 7 p.m.

Bluesy, improvisational jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro performs selections from her new CD, Live at the Kennedy Center.

The Story

TheatreWorks, 8 p.m., $25

A POTS@TheWorks presentation. Drama about a young African-American reporter, new to the job, who investigates the very shady circumstances of a man's death.

Opening Reception for "Recent Paintings & Drawings" by Pinkney Herbert

David Lusk Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

Pinkney Herbert, known for his exuberantstyle, reveals a new approach in this exhibit. His dark, brash lines have been softened and energy rechanneled into something like deep thought.

Also having an opening reception tonight at David Lusk is Mary Bennett, a Santa Fe-based artist who reworks the ordinary -- an old book, for instance -- into the extraordinary.

saturday July 8

Memphis Farmers Market

Central Station, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Today's focus at downtown's Memphis Farmers Market: watermelon. The Farmers Market at the Agricenter International is also open today from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

American Lotus Festival

Lichterman Nature Center, 2-4 p.m.

Celebrating the blooming of this season's American lotus, the large aquatic flower. Participants will learn how lotus flowers are used as food, and they can paint a T-shirt to commemorate the event.

sunday July 9

Frozen

Circuit Playhouse, 2 p.m., $20

Last day to catch the bone-chilling drama Frozen, about a missing girl, her grief-mad mother, and a creepy-as-hell serial killer. Memphis stage vet Jonathon Lamer, who plays the killer, gives his last performance before moving to the West Coast.

Pat Donohue

Church of the Holy Communion, 7 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at the door

Pat Donohue is a national fingerpicking guitar champ and a member of Guys All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion.

monday July 10

Booksigning by Ronlyn Domingue

Burke's Book Store, 5-6:30 p.m.

Ronlyn Domingue signs copies of her debut novel, The Mercy of Thin Air, about a woman who drowns in the 1920s and remains for the next several decades "between life and whatever comes next."

wednesday July 12

Stax Music Academy Snap! Summer Music Camp Grand Finale

The Orpheum, 7:30 p.m., $5-$12

Participants in this year's Stax Summer Music Camp salute Soulsville, USA, the neighborhood that was the stomping grounds of artists such as Al Green, Memphis Minnie, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, and many others. The kids will dance, sing, play instruments, and more.

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