Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

Knoxville rock trio The Young

Knoxville rock trio The Young

Pianist Sara Danespour

Pianist Sara Danespour

Friday, Jan. 23

THE YOUNG WEEKEND

Rock trio The Young, left, will perform today and Saturday at The Square Room.

The band will share the stage with Seeing Skies and Chad Robison at 9 p.m. today and with local Christian-rock band Standing Small at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

For information, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.

Saturday, Jan. 24

'ON GOLDEN POND'

The award-winning play "On Golden Pond" will open for a four-month run at the Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville.

Steve Ayers will play Norman Thayer, the role made famous by Henry Fonda in the Oscar-winning film version of the play.

For show information and tickets, call 931-484-5000 or visit www.ccplayhouse.com.

Sunday, Jan. 25

YOUNG PIANIST SERIES

Sara Danespour, left, will perform as part of the Evelyn Miller Young Pianists Series 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Danespour has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and in the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

Danespour has performed internationally in her career. Her piano competition awards include second prize at the William Kapell International, first prize at the Russian Music International and a medal at the Maria Canals International in Barcelona.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. For more info, call 865-984-6732.

Monday, Jan. 26

THE DOCTOR, IN THE LIBRARY, WITH A PIANO

Dr. Eric Littleton will perform a piano concert at 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville.

During the day, Littleton is an FAA Designated Aeromedical Examiner and Family Practice Physician at the Great Smokies Family Medicine Clinic in Sevierville.

Away from his work, Littleton enjoys spending his time as a concert pianist, performing selections from his two CDs, "Notes on Love and Friendship" and "The Music Between the Notes."

Tuesday, Jan. 27

'HAIRSPRAY'

The Broadway musical "Hairspray," based on filmmaker John Waters' movie of the same name, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.

The play tells the story of a young dancer in 1960s who hopes to make it big on a local teen-dance TV show.

Admission is $29.50-$76.50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO 'SHINES' AT THE BIJOU

The January Tennessee Shines concert and live broadcast will feature singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, below, The Duhks, Jennifer Niceley and the Lovell Sisters at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Admission is $10. For information, visit www. tennesseeshines.com.

Thursday, Jan. 29

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

Nouveau Southern-rock band Drive-By Truckers will perform at 9 p.m. at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave.

The group is touring with songs from the album "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," ranging in style from "old-timey country" to "heavy R&B." Admission is $23 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.

Friday, Jan. 30

In 'Taken,' Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, an ex-government operative who has less than four days to find his kidnapped daughter.

Photo by Photo credit: Stephanie Branchu

In "Taken," Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, an ex-government operative who has less than four days to find his kidnapped daughter.

'TAKEN'

Liam Neeson, left, stars in the new action drama "Taken." He plays a former government operative who goes on a personal mission to rescue his kidnapped daughter.

The cast also includes Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. The film is rated PG-13.

Experimental rock duo Au (pronounced 'Ay-You')

Experimental rock duo Au (pronounced "Ay-You")

AU GUYS

The experimental music duo Au (pronounced "Ay-you"), left, will perform at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. The musicians - Dana Valatka and Luke Wyland, from left - hail from Portland, Ore. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.myspace.com/peaofthesea.

Saturday, Jan. 31

'THE SECRET GARDEN'

A stage adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett's children's novel "The Secret Garden" will be presented at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. A young girl discovers new worlds when she goes to live with her reclusive uncle. Admission is $8. For information, call 865-482-9999 or visit www.orplayhouse.com.

Sunday, Feb. 1

'MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS'

The mystery play "Murder in Green Meadows" will be presented at 3 p.m. at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St.

Admission is $10-$15. For information, call 865-544-1999 or visit www.theatreknoxville.com.

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