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by Lenise Willis

Thursday for one night only, Stephen Freeman, 2011 CMA Tribute Artist of the Year, performs at the Barn Dinner Theatre at 6 p.m. The Elvis tribute artist will perform with the Echos of a Legend show band.

Friday, the Eastern Music Festival Fringe continues at Triad Stage with a performance by Toubab Krewe, a band that harmonizes a mix of rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more.

Peppercorn Theatre Company, a children’s theatre created by and comprised of UNCSA students, presents an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, Sunday and July 16. Performances are free with admission to the Children’s Museum of Winston- Salem, 390 S. Liberty St.

Tuesday through July 17, Open Space Café Theatre presents The Who’s Tommy, a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on the Who’s 1969 double album rock opera Tommy, which was also composed in part by Pete Townshend.

Next Wednesday, July 13 Fly-bynight Theatre presents Silent Pictures, a new comedic musical by Tommy Trull and Chris Tilley, at Broach Theatre. Silent Pictures, which uses multi-media to tell the story of a passionate and pained silent-film star, premiered at the Greensboro Fringe Festival.

Now until Aug. 7 Barn Dinner Theatre continues to pay tribute to church ladies, their faith and their beautiful hats with the musical Crowns.

Next Thursday, the young and burgeoning Paper Lantern Theatre Company will present Souvenir by Stephen Temperley in Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret. The fictional “biography” follows the hazily true story of Florence Jenkins, a wealthy eccentric who falsely but full-heartedly believed she was a great coloratura soprano. Regardless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, aroused roaring laughter from audiences and earned Jenkins great fame. Souvenir tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, a talented musician who gradually sees Jenkins as more than just a paycheck.

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