VOL. 122 | NO. 19 | Friday, February 2, 2007
Inside Sounds and Daddy-O Records present Blues Showcase Memphis Style Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at The Gibson Lounge, 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. Performers include The Billy Gibson Band, Charlie Wood and Daddy Mack Orr. Cost is $10. Call 452-9696 for more information.
The Design Review Board meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540 for details.
Rhodes College hosts Dr. Russell Wigginton, author of "The Strange Career of the Black Athlete," Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on the campus. Wigginton, the second speaker of the Rhodes College Sports and Society Lecture Series, will draw on sports to discuss the history of race relations in America. A book signing will follow the discussion. For more information, call Rhodes professor Michael Nelson at 843-3879.
Friends of the Poplar-White Station Branch Library present Dr. Ben Dyson, associate professor in the University of Memphis' College of Education, as part of its Second Thursday Community Lecture Series Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Dyson will discuss "Physical Education and Physical Activity: Hear What You Need to Know." For more information, call 682-1616.
Friends for Our Riverfront hosts Charles Jordan, expert on parks and public spaces, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at Memphis College of Art Auditorium in Overton Park. Jordan will speak on "Renewing our Cities, Restoring our Parks." He will be introduced by Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. The coffee and lecture event is the second in a series titled "A Visionary Speaks" and presented by Friends for Our Riverfront. For more information, visit www.friendsforourriverfront.org.