The circus is in town

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 'Boom-a-Ring' performer

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus "Boom-a-Ring" performer

Wallace Coleman, a blues harmonica player originally from Morristown.

Wallace Coleman, a blues harmonica player originally from Morristown.

Friday, Jan. 16

WALLACE COLEMAN AT KMA

Blues harmonica man Wallace Coleman, left, a Morristown native, will entertain during Alive After Five 5:30-8 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

Admission is $9 for the general public, $5 for museum members and students with ID. For information, call 865-525-6101 or visit www.knoxart.org.

Saturday, Jan. 17

PEA RIDGE RAMBLERS

Old-time string band the Pea Ridge Ramblers will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. at 16th Street.

Admission is $11-$12. For information, call 865-523-7521 or visit www.knoxtix.com.

Sunday, Jan. 18

'A NIGHT WITH THE ARTS'

The Word Players and local singers and dancers will perform in "A Night with the Arts" at 6 p.m. at the Colston Center, 501 Knoxville College Drive.

The Players will present the short play "Walk, Don't Ride."

The evening will also include the 2009 Martin Luther King Arts Award. For information, visit www.discoveret.org/mlk.

Monday, Jan. 19

KING CELEBRATION CONCERT

The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Holiday Celebration Choir and the Austin-East Chamber Ensemble will perform in the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at 6 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

The theme of this year's celebration is "The Beloved Community: We Cannot Walk Alone."

Admission is free. For information, call 865-291-3310.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

EAGLES AT THOMPSON-BOLING

Classic country-rock band The Eagles will perform at 8 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena, on the UT campus. Tickets are $40-$150. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.

Read Wayne Bledsoe's story for more about the band.

OTIS MELTON AT THE BREWERY

Memphis musician Otis Melton is in town to perform 9:30 p.m.-midnight at the Downtown Grill and Brewery, 424 S. Gay St.

For information, visit downtownbrewery.com.

Terry Vosbein will perform with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

Terry Vosbein will perform with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

KJO SPOTLIGHTS 'LOST' STAN KENTON TUNES

Composer Terry Vosbein, left, recently discovered never-before-recorded songs by jazz legend Stan Kenton. He recopied the charts and was inspired to write 10 new pieces of his own.

Vosbein will join the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra to present the Kenton music and his own at 8 p.m. at the Cox Auditorium, 1408 Middle Drive on the University of Tennessee campus. Admission is $15 in general, $5 for students.

For information, visit www.knoxjazz.org.

Thursday, Jan. 22

'THE CEMETERY CLUB'

The Foothills Community Players will present the comic play "The Cemetery Club" at ?? p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 127 W. Broadway in Maryville.

In the play, three Jewish widows meet monthly at the graves of their husbands.

Admission is $14-$16. For information, visit www.foothillscommunityplayers.com.

Mickey Rourke as 'The Wrestler'

Mickey Rourke as "The Wrestler"

Friday, Jan. 23

MICKEY ROURKE IS 'THE WRESTLER'

Mickey Rourke, left, plays veteran professional grappler Randy "The Ram" Robinson in the film drama "The Wrestler."

Twenty years after his heyday, Robinson ekes out a living with small-time wrestling matches. When his health forces him to retire, he tries to reconnect with his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and forge a relationship with a friendly stripper (Marisa Tomei). But the possibility of new glory tempts him back into the ring.

"The Wrestler" is rated R.

Brendan Fraser gets very alarmed in 'Inkheart.'

Brendan Fraser gets very alarmed in "Inkheart."

'INKHEART'

Traveling bookbinder Mo (Brendan Fraser, left) has the unique talent of being able to conjure characters out of books and into real life in the new fantasy film "Inkheart." His daughter (Eliza Bennett) discovers this secret around the same time that nefarious villains - formerly fictitious - show up to bully Mo into reading some more evil into reality. The PG-rated film also stars Paul Bettany and Helen Mirren.

Saturday, Jan. 24

MAY ALL YOUR DAYS BE CIRCUS DAYS

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will present its "Boom-a-Ring" show at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

Admission is $15, $20 or $25. For information, call 865-656-4444.

Sunday, Jan. 25

'BASICALLY BACH'

The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will welcome guest artists Kathryn Gawne, Mark Zelmanovich and Miroslav Hristov for the "Basically Bach" concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Gawne will play the viola and Zelmanovich and Hristov will play violins.

Admission is $5.50-$31.50. For information, call 865-291-3310 or visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com.

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