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It s the last Friday of the month, which means it s South Main Trolley Tour Night, with, well, no trolley cars because they aren t running, but plenty of galleries and shops open. Opening receptions in the area include Durden Gallery for works by Kevin Mitchell; Jay Etkin Gallery for Regional Flower Show; D Edge Art & Unique Treasures for works by Jerimiah Stansbury; and 378 S. Main for As Real As It Gets: Luther Hampton, a retrospective of Hampton s work from 1968-2003, along with works by Cornelious Carter and David Green. Other openings around town include: Greater Memphis Arts Council for works by Wess Loudenslager; Memphis College of Art for Common Thread, a Fibers Exhibition; Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center in Marshall Arts for a show of sculpture by Tom Lee; and Rhodes College s Clough-Hanson Gallery for Works by Ladis Sab. The Memphis Grizzlies are playing Miami tonight at The Pyramid. Today kicks off this weekend s Madonna Circle s Antique, Garden, and Gourmet Show at the Shelby County building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds; proceeds benefit The Church Health Center. Today also kicks off this weekend s Home Expo 2003 at Agricenter International, where you can see latest in modern home design (or you could just come to my house). Tonight s I Had A Dream Once Gala at the Coors Belle is a Coors African-American Association fund-raiser for the National Civil Rights Museum and features guest speaker Mayor A C Wharton. Johnny Mathis is at The Orpheum tonight and tomorrow night. Joyce Cobb is at CafÇ Zanzibar tonight. Galactic and Lyrics Born featuring Joyo Velarde and DJ D-Sharp are at The New Daisy. The Distraxshuns are at Patrick s. The lovely, lovely Kelley Hurt with the Chris Parker Trio and the U of M Jazz Singers is performing tonight at the U of M s Harris Auditorium as part of the U of M Jazz Week. And last but certainly not least, there s a free CD-release party at the Hi-Tone by Wrecked Em Records artists Flesh Vehicle, along with Nashville rockers The Clutters.

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