Oh, he's that rebel!

Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Mahjongg

Mahjongg

Friday, Feb. 13

MAHJONGG

The official biography for Chicago indie-pop groove ensemble Mahjongg, left, reads like a science-fiction rebellion story mixing Keanu Reeves' "The Matrix" with HBO's "Flight of the Conchords."

Evidence on the band's MySpace page reveals that the group plays danceable electronica with funky beats and the occasional "Space Invader" sound.

Mahjongg will entertain at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Admission is $10. Wear your dancin' shoes.

Saturday, Feb. 14

UT SYMPHONY 'VOICES'

The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and friends will present "Voices of Music" at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium, 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus.

Members of the UT Opera Theater, the Men's and Women's Chorales and sopranos Emily Douglass and Cecily Nall will join the symphony in the performance.

The program will include selections from "Don Giovanni," Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."

Admission is free.

Sunday, Feb. 15

'THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE'

The romantic stage comedy "The Triumph of Love" will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.

Admission is $5-$22. For information, call 865-974-5161.

River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte

River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte

Monday, Feb. 16

'RIVER OF GOLD'

Ancient Panamanian gold is the focus of the new exhibit "River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte," on display through May 3 at the McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive on the UT campus.

Artifacts include the cast-gold dragon pendant shown at left.

For information, call 865-974-2144.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

PEPPER AND THE KILLERS

Pepper Laing and the Lonestar Killers will entertain with bluegrass, roots and country music during the Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

Admission is free. The performance will also be broadcast on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

US NAVY BAND

The United States Navy Band will perform at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium, 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus.

Capt. George N. Thompson will lead the band in a program of classical and popular favorites. Members of the UT band will join in for a performance of John Philip Sousa's "Washington Post March."

Admission is free.

Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Thursday, Feb. 19

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Musician, activist and filmmaker Michael Franti, left, and his reggae-groove-rock band Spearhead will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave.

The group will perform music from its latest album, "All Rebel Rockers," and more.

Admission is $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For information, call 865-656-4444.

John Prine

John Prine

Friday, Feb. 20

JOHN PRINE

John Prine, left, is the singer-songwriters' singer-songwriter. He's the man behind such timeless tunes as "Angel From Montgomery," "Paradise," "Illegal Smile," "Sam Stone," "Hello In There," "Spanish Pipedream" and many more. Prine will entertain at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Admission is $47.50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit any Tickets Unlimited outlet.

Saturday, Feb. 21

GO! CONTEMPORARY DANCEWORKS

Knoxville dance group Go! Contemporary Danceworks will present a show of modern dance, ballet and athletic acrobatics at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

The two- act program tells a mythological tale choreographed by Lisa hall McKee.

Admission is $22 in advance, $25 at the door for adults, $17-$19 for students and seniors. For information, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.

Ben Folds

Ben Folds

Sunday, Feb. 22

BEN FOLDS

Pop-rock-singer-songwriter and piano-banger Ben Folds, left, will entertain at 9 p.m. at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave.

The former leader of the Ben Folds Five recently released the album "Way To Normal" and over the years has aided and abetted musical projects such as the "Over the Hedges" soundtrack and William Shatner's 2004 solo album "Has Been."

Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.

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