Bluegrass!

Cherryholmes is a bluegrass group made up of Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes and their four children.

Cherryholmes is a bluegrass group made up of Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes and their four children.

Drum!

Drum!

LAST WEEKEND FOR 'DRUM!'

This weekend marks the last few days to experience "Drum!," Dollywood's Festival of Nations headline act. The percussion extravaganza comes to a close on April 26. The group, left, draws a drumline, if you will, through African, Canadian, Native American, French-Cajun and Celtic cultures. For info, call 865-428-9488 or visit www.dollywood.com.

DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL PARADE

The 50th annual Dogwood Arts Festival Parade will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, on Gay Street. The parade will feature various local luminaries, bands, floats, clowns, horses and other sights and sounds. For information, visit www.dogwoodarts.com.

From left, Andrew Garland plays Figaro and Leah Wool plays Rosina in Knoxville Opera's production of 'The Barber of Seville,' part of the 2010 Rossini Festival.

From left, Andrew Garland plays Figaro and Leah Wool plays Rosina in Knoxville Opera's production of "The Barber of Seville," part of the 2010 Rossini Festival.

ROSSINI FESTIVAL AND ITALIAN STREET FAIR

The Rossini Festival's annual Italian Street Fair will be noon-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on Gay Street and Market Square. Festivities will include live music, artists at work, fine foods, children's activities and more. The UT Opera Company will present Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and Paulus' "The Village Singer" at the Bijou Theatre at 2 and 8 p.m. during the fair. Knoxville opera will perform "The Barber of Seville" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25. For info, visit www.knoxvilleopera.com.

The Lonetones

The Lonetones

MUSIC AND MORE AT EARTH DAY IN OAK RIDGE

The Earth Day 2010 festival will feature local musical acts The Lonetones, left, along with Thenderfin, Christabel & The Jons and Soul Connection 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Bissell Park band shell, at the corner of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge. The event will also offer educational presentations, children's activities, "Big and Little Science," artists, animals, a children's scavenger hunt and food. Admission is free. For information, visit www.orearthday.org.

RELIANT K

Rock band Reliant K will perform with Nashville band Paramore and opening act fun at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

Admission is $28.50. For info, call 865-656-4444. Read Wayne Bledsoe's interview with Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams.

PILOT LIGHT GETS LIT AND WHALS

Local rock bands Literature and Gnarly Whals will entertain at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Admission is $5. For info, visit www.thepilotlight.com.

Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids

SOUTHERN CULTURE SHINES AT THE BIJOU

Southern-fried surf & turf "countrypolitan" trio Southern Culture on the Skids, left, will headline the April edition of Tennessee Shines, broadcast live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, from the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Also scheduled to perform are singer-songwriters Mary Gauthier and Matt Urmy and Americana acts Paleface and Frontier Ruckus.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For info, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.tennesseeshines.com.

Cherryholmes is a bluegrass group made up of Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes and their four children.

Cherryholmes is a bluegrass group made up of Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes and their four children.

DR. RALPH STANLEY & CHERRYHOLMES

Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys will headline a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Family bluegrass band Cherryholmes will open the show. Admission is $24.50, $29.50 or $36. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.claytonartscenter.com.

From left, Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Matt Prokop and Skyler Samuels in the comedy film 'Furry Vengeance.'

Photo by Alan Markfield

From left, Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Matt Prokop and Skyler Samuels in the comedy film "Furry Vengeance."

'FURRY VENGEANCE'

A real estate developer (Brendan Fraser, second from left below) faces unexpected opposition to his latest project - an army of woodland creatures who don't want to be displaced. The animals exact the "Furry Vengeance" of the title in this PG-rated environmental comedy, scheduled to open Friday, April 30, in area theaters. The cast includes, from left, Brooke Shields, Matt Prokop and Skyler Samuels.

GUV'NAHS AND JULIA GET A ROOM

Knoxville rock band The Dirty Guv'nahs and Asheville group Do It To Julia will entertain at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

DIERKS BENTLEY AND THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS

Country singer Dierks Bently and bluegrass powerhouse The Travelin' M cCourys will entertain at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Admission is $31.50. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.

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Comments » 2

itguy55 writes:

Is it me, or did the Rossini Festival used to be more than just one afternoon? In this case, one darned, non-stop, raining afternoon. If they did cut down on the time for the festival, anyone know why?

RandallBrown writes:

The Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair has always been a single-day event, as far as I can remember. There are, however, opera performances the day before and the day after the street fair.

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