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Through July 21 - Theatre Tuscaloosa presents "Bye Bye Birdie," Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State, Tuscaloosa ($18-22). 205-391-2277 or theatretusc.com.
July 16 - "The Heart Behind the Music" featuring Kim Carnes, John Ford Coley, Gene Cotton, Lenny LeBlanc and Greg Barnhill, Riley Center, Meridian. 601-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
July 18-28 -- "The Little Mermaid, Jr.," Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham. Show times vary. 205-251-1206 of virginiasamfordtheatre.org.
July 20 - Kentuck for Kids celebrates arts and culture of Mexico, Kentuck Art Center, Northport, Ala.; noon-3 p.m., weather permitting. Free. Register at 205-758-1257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Susan Werner and the Hayseed Project, Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham ($33). 877-278-8457 or alysstephens.uab.edu.
July 24 - Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group, Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham ($50-69). 877-278-8457 or alysstephens.uab.edu.
Aug. 1 - Dulcimer Day with the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association, Natchez Trace Parkway Center, milepost 266 near Tupelo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 662-680-4027 or 800-305-7417.
Aug. 17 - Rhythm and Blues Festival (Bettye LaVette, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Grady Champion, Denise Lasalle, more), Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson (no one under 17); 1 p.m. ($45). ticketmaster.com
Aug. 23 - The Black Jacket Symphony presents The Beatles' White Album, Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham ($43). 877-277-8457 or alysstephens.uab.edu.
Aug. 27 - Backstreet Boys (with DJ Pauly D), Tuscloosa Amphitheater (on sale July 12). 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
Aug. 29 - Casting Crowns (with Francesca Battistelli), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater ($26-72). 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
2. A Southern favorite: Rick Bragg to speak in Fayette ENTERTAINMENT