'Gems of the Sea'

A Venus Comb Murex, as seen in the McClung Museum exhibit 'Shells: Gems of the Sea.'

A Venus Comb Murex, as seen in the McClung Museum exhibit "Shells: Gems of the Sea."

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Knoxville comedian Leanne Morgan.

Knoxville comedian Leanne Morgan.

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Oklahoma rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson, left, was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. She's still rockin' and rollin' and will bring her show to town at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at 90 Proof/Southbound, 106 S. Central St. Admission is $12-$15 for ages 21 and older. Heath Haynes and the High Dollars will open the show.


Bennett Galleries and the Community School for the Arts present the annual "Side-By-Side" art exhibit and auction 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the galleries, 5308 Kingston Pike.

The show features artwork between established area artists and student apprentices from the school. Admission is free. For information, call 865-523-5684.


Knoxville-based "housewife comedian" Leanne Morgan, left, and local skit-comedy troupe Einstein Simplified will entertain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Square Room, 4 Market Square, as part of the inaugural International Biscuit Festival. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

The festival will run June 4-5 at locations on Market Square and around town, including a biscuit bake-off and concerts by Southern Culture on the Skids and others.

For info, visit www.knoxvillemarketsquare.com/biscuit.


Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present an action-comedy adaptation of "The Ballad of Robin Hood" at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the company's theater, 800 Tyson St.

The play runs at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 4-19. Admission is $11 per person of $9 each for parent and child.

A Venus Comb Murex, as seen in the McClung Museum exhibit 'Shells: Gems of the Sea.'

A Venus Comb Murex, as seen in the McClung Museum exhibit "Shells: Gems of the Sea."


The exhibit "Shells: Gems of the Sea" will be on display June 5-Sept. 5 at the McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive on the University of Tennessee campus.

The show features shells from around the world, focusing on six families of marine gastropods: cowries, cones, conchs, harps, volutes and olives. The shell pictured below is a Venus Comb Murex.

For information, call 865-974-2144.


"Chamber-folk" indie-rock ensemble Girls in Trouble will entertain at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

The group is led by Alicia Jo Rabins, who began playing violin at age 3 and wrote quartet compositions by age 15.

Admission is $5. For information, visit www.myspace.com/girlsintroublemusic.


Trent Dabbs, Andy Davis and Andrew Belle of the "Ten Out of Tenn." singer-songwriter collective will entertain at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


Cirque Dreams' "Illumination" production combines acrobatics, choreography and illusions with a musical mix of jazz, salsa, ballroom, pop and international beats.

The show will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Admission is $47-$67. Tickets from the shows originally scheduled date will be honored. Call 865-656-4444 or visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.

Jackie Chan as 'Mr. Han' and Jaden Smith as 'Dre Parker' in the 2010 version of 'The Karate Kid.'

Photo by Jasin Boland

Jackie Chan as "Mr. Han" and Jaden Smith as "Dre Parker" in the 2010 version of "The Karate Kid."


Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, from left, are the stars of a new film interpretation of "The Karate Kid," opening in area theaters on Friday, June 11.

In this version, young Dre (Smith) moves to China with his mother (Taraji P. Henson) because of her job. He runs afoul of some martial-arts happy youths and turns to Mr. Han (Chan) for some tips.

The film is rated PG.


The jazz duo of pianist Keith Brown and trumpeter Vance Thompson will present "Standards, Ballads and the Blues" at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive, Farragut. Admission is free.


The stage thriller "Night Must Fall" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St.

The murder mystery runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through June 27. Admission is $10 Thursdays and Sundays; $15 Fridays-Saturdays. For info, call 865-544-1999or visit www.theatreknoxville.com.

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