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William Hall, a tribute artist to Michael Jackson, stands with the late King of Pop’s mother, Katherine Jackson. Through Aug. 1 and Aug. 10-15, Hall is among Legends in Concert’s summer lineup of tribute artists in Myrtle Beach continuing through Sept. 6: the Blues Brothers, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry, Prince and Elvis Presley.
William Hall, a tribute artist to Michael Jackson, stands with the late King of Pop’s mother, Katherine Jackson. Through Aug. 1 and Aug. 10-15, Hall is among Legends in Concert’s summer lineup of tribute artists in Myrtle Beach continuing through Sept. 6: the Blues Brothers, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry, Prince and Elvis Presley. Courtesy photo

SATURDAY | 06.27

Join amateur radio club’s ‘Field Day’

The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club will celebrate “Field Day” on Saturday as part of the American Radio Relay League’s annual “Amateur Radio Week.”

Members of the local club will demonstrate various means of emergency communications through ham radio, 1-8 p.m. outside the R. Cathcart Smith Science Center at Coastal Carolina University, off U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway. They will show how in a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire and aftermath, that messages can be sent without phone systems, the Internet or any other infrastructure a crisis could compromise, and explain how to obtain a Federal Communications Commission radio license as used by more than 650,000 amateur radio operators in the United States, who are among more than 2.5 million worldwide. Admission is free.

The club also is planning its 19th annual Beachfest and Computer Expo, also known as the “Ham Fest,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Academy of Hope charter school, formerly Old Pee Dee School, 3521 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, with admission for $7.

Details on the Grand Strand club at www.w4gs.org, and from E. Gordon Mooneyhan (W4EGM) at 467-3461 or email pio@w4gs.org.

Reach the American Radio Relay League at 860-594-0200 or www.arrl.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 06.27-06.28, 06.30

Special events include ‘Festa Italiana’

▪ Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild’s “Art in the Park,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at Kings Highway and 14th Avenue North. 446-3830 or www.artsyparksy.com.

▪ Conway Riverfest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Conway, including fireworks at 9:30 p.m. and such entertainers as Nantucket at 8 p.m., fireworks 9:40 p.m. and Blackfoot 9:45 p.m. Free for Marina Drive activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise free, for Riverfront Park area, 3-11 p.m., with hand stamps available for re-entry. 248-2273 or www.conwayriverfest.com.

▪ “Festa Italiana,” by Sons of Italy Myrtle Beach, based in Socastee and benefiting the Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. Scheduled entertainment includes Larry Tanelli, Karen and Carl duo, Mister Fifties, Gene Sartini, and the Paisans’ tribute to Louis Prima. $1 daily. 333-7523, 215-2662 or www.sonsofitalymb.com.

▪ Fourth annual Gospel Jubilee, 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17. Free, including children’s play zone. 249-2329.

▪ Screening of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” documentary, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. – open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free with admission: $9 ages 13-61, $8 ages 62 and older, $7 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. 910-570-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY | 06.27, 06.28

Churches go outdoors for free concerts

Two other churches have free concert series.

▪ Homewood Baptist Church, 3290 Highway 319, Conway (685-0070, or jim.mbsc@yahoo.com), Super Summer Lawn Chair Festival, 7 p.m. on second and fourth Saturdays through September: Day Seven, a contemporary gospel group from Georgia, on June 27; Impact Band July 11; Mended Wings July 25; UR1 Aug. 8; Rivertown Boys Aug. 22; Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Sept. 12; and Commandment 11 Sept. 26.

▪ All Saints (Anglican) Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island (240-0425 or www.allsaintspawleys.org), “The Rectory Lawn” Summer Music Festival, 5-8 p.m. on fourth Sunday through August: Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith, a folk duo, on June 28; The Travelin’ Kine, performing country July 26; and PaperWork, an oldies band from Myrtle Beach, Aug. 23.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 06.26-06.27

Jamey Johnson, male revue among HOB shows

House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, has a busy weekend. Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach:

▪ Jamey Johnson, award-winning country singer/songwriter 8:30 p.m. Friday, for $36.50.

▪ Fifty Shades of Men Male Revue, for adults only, 9 p.m. Saturday – rescheduled from Friday. $36.50 or $53.

▪ Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations at 913-3746. $29 ages 13 and older, $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger.

▪ “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre,” by Murder Mystery Productions, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through July. $42. www.murdermysteryproductions.com.

▪ Outside on The Deck, 7-11 p.m.: Your Girlfriend, daily through Saturday; and Rumor Mill Monday-July 4. Free.

MONDAYS-SATURDAYS | Into mid-August

Legends adds King of Pop to roster

Wanting to be startin’ somethin’ else for summer, Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach has added a sixth tribute performer through mid-August.

William Hall has returned to salute the late Michael Jackson in shows through Aug. 1 and the week of Aug. 10-15.

Hall also was among the opening lineup in 2011 when Legends opened at its current site across from Broadway at the Beach, after a move from Surfside Beach. That was the same year that Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, saw Hall perform as the King of Pop at Legends in Concert at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Hall joins a cast also paying tribute to the Blues Brothers, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry, Prince and Elvis Presley, all of whom continue through Sept. 6 at the theater, 2925 Hollywood Drive, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, in Lakeshore Village.

Show times are 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, also with 4 p.m. matinees Tuesdays-Thursdays through Aug. 13. Tickets, plus tax: $38.95 or $43.95 for ages 17 and older, and $13.95 or $18.95 ages 3-16; booth $49.95 and $24.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $46.95 for all.

Details at 238-7827 or www.legendsinconcert.com/myrtle-beach.

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