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Music
Blond ambition
My, how the years have been good to Deborah Harry. She's still blond, she's still touring, and -- with cheekbones that can still cut glass -- she's still got it. She'll prove it when BLONDIE plays with a reunited Psychedellic Furs at the final On the Bricks AUG. 20. After taking a 16-year hiatus, Blondie returns with its seventh album, The Curse of Blondie, and a string of atomic live shows. Prepare your little hearts of glass accordingly. $5. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. West. 404-355-7710. www.onthebricks.com.-- Heath Renfroe

Music
Oooh, barracuda
When the beguiling Wilson sisters first emerged struttin' in the mid-'70s, they offered a peasant-garbed Renaissance fair fantasy set to folk-flecked rock. But better yet, these crazed Northwesterners had crunchy chops, riffing histrionically on such big singles as "Magic Man," "Crazy on You" and "Barracuda." The late '80s was a slump, but HEART returned with power ballads to spare. Raise your lighter for the yin to Led Zeppelin's yang AUG. 22. $35.50-$45.50. 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive. 404-233-2227. www.atlantaconcerts.com/chastain.html.-- Tony Ware

Theater
Magic man
After overtaking the adult contemporary airwaves with a veritable tour-de-force in the '90s, two-time Grammy winner JON SECADA currently has his sights set on a different rise to power. The Theater of the Stars production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat features the multiplatinum Latin artist as Joseph AUG. 24-29. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical rendition of the Hebrews' illustrious ascent may not feature such Secada favorites as "I'm Free" or "Just Another Day," but plenty of Broadway favorites including "Go, Go, Go Joseph" should satisfy your Secada itch. $20-$50. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100.-- HR

Art
Finding folk
When it comes to finding folk art, there are two options: Hop in your car on a hot August day and scour the countryside hoping to find treasures that might fetch high values on "Antiques Roadshow," or hop in your car and head to the nicely air-conditioned FOLK FEST 2004, where gallery owners have kindly done the legwork for you. With prices ranging from $5 to $50,000, the AUG. 20-22 forum is an opportunity for novices to get their feet wet with approachable art while those who have already immersed themselves can find museum-quality treasures. See Arts p. 61. $7-$15. Times vary. North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. 770-932-1000. www.slotinfolkart.com.-- Layla Bellows

It's pigskin time
A Chick-fil-A eating contest, Tech cheerleaders and appearances from the gentlemen of 790 the Zone's "The Big Show." It can only mean one thing: the CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL EXTRAVAGANZA on AUG. 20. Coinciding with the Falcons' first home pre-season game, the showcase is a succor for men who find baseball less than satisfying and a savior for the wives who have found themselves serving as the off-season entertainers. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Southern Company Amphitheatre, Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. West. 404-586-1923 (register for contests in advance).-- LB

Short List

August 19 - Thursday
We're betting the band is Grateful that this stop is the last on its Wave That Flag Tour. We won't even attempt to guess what THE DEAD is going to play since its repertoire is so vast, but we almost guarantee there'll be some Drumz in Space. $43.50-$53.50. 4:30 p.m. (doors), 6 p.m. (show). HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. 404-249-6400. www.hob.com. (Lea Holland)

August 20 - Friday
Rollin' on dubs takes on a more-than-mobile meaning as Atlanta's homegrown dub band SUNTOUCHER shines as part of the Reggae Vibes show. Natural Dominion dominates the roots end of things and the Nattyboy Crew cranks it up turntable style. It's a late show, but now you know about it early. $10. 10:30 p.m. (doors), midnight (show). Apache Cafe, 64 Third St. 404-876-5436. (T. LaGon)

August 21 - Saturday
Happy birthday, dear lizards -- FERNBANK CELEBRATES DINOSAURS and the anniversary of its groundbreaking exhibit, Giants of the Mesozoic. Featuring some of the world's largest and oldest dinos, the celebration includes cupcakes, scavenger hunts, puppets and everything Fernbank's famed Giganotosaurus could want at a birthday bash. $10-$12. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6400. www.fernbank.edu/museum. (Ann Stock)

August 22 - Sunday
The 2004 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival continues with two really violent movies that feel like one really long, violent movie. Quentin Tarantino's notoriously gory, samurai-inspired KILL BILL I and KILL BILL II screen back-to-back as the film series winds down. $7. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. (AS)

August 23 - Monday
At the end of yet another manic Monday, wouldn't it be nice to have a sweet, warm face looking up at you adoringly upon arriving home? Mr. Tulip, an 8-year-old male feline resident of the Atlanta Humane Society, would be more than happy to comply. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Atlanta Humane Society, 81 Howell Mill Road. 404-875-5331. www.atlhumane.org. (LB)

August 24 - Tuesday
Those ramblin' Texans are headed this way again. Austin-based THE GOURDS have a unique mesh of music with notes of traditional country, blues, bluegrass, zydeco and rock. $10-$12. 9 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. (LH)

August 25 - Wednesday
The ATLANTA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (AUFF) opens today at Eyedrum. Experimental band Rhinoctopus performs between film selections chosen by both the alternative art space and AUFF organizers. See Flicks p. 67. $5. 8 p.m. Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 404-522-0655. www.auff.org. (LB)

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