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VOL. 122 | NO. 22 | Wednesday, February 7, 2007


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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts "Marti Gras," a tribute to Creole culture, art and food, today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1934 Poplar Ave. The event includes a tour of Maritza Davila's exhibit "Cityscapes and Country Views: America through Prints 1900-1955" at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $6 for non-members. Call 544-6209 for more information.

Rhodes College hosts Dr. Russell Wigginton, author of "The Strange Career of the Black Athlete," today at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. 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.

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a breakfast forum Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Charles Burkett, president of First Tennessee and 2007 Chair for the Memphis Regional Chamber, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or e-mail tlee@memphischamber.com for more information.

Friends of the Poplar-White Station Branch Library presents 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.

The Memphis Lawyer's chapter of the Federalist Society presents the debate "Taking it Off or Closing it Down: Public Policy, Legal and Constitutional Arguments For and Against the Existence of Adult Entertainment Clubs" Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grille 83, 83 Madison Ave. The debate will be moderated by the Honorable Karen R. Williams, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District of Tennessee, Division 3. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Greg Grisham at 526-0431 or ggrisham@weintraubstock.com for reservations.

Shelby Farms Park Alliance, the Wolf River Conservancy, Greater Memphis Greenline and the Sierra Club present "Greening Greater Memphis" Thursday at 6 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Carol Coletta, creator and host of NPR's "Smart City" will host the event, and Alex Garvin, public realms strategist and author, will be the keynote speaker. Call 767-PARK or visit www.GreeningGreaterMemphis.org.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents pianist Horacio Gutiérrez Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert is part of the First Tennessee Masterworks Series. For information and tickets, visit www.memphissymphony.org or call the symphony box office at 454-6774.

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