Jean Carne.

Although she's from elsewhere (the Atlanta/Columbus, Ga., area), Carne has long been one of Philly's finest singers. A vocalist with an impressive range (and sometimes no "e" at the end of her name), she sang on fusion jazz records with then-husband Doug Carn, and also with Norman Connors and Earth, Wind & Fire. Once she landed with Philadelphia International Records in 1976, however, Carne found her spiritual home. A recent reminder of Carne's vocal prowess can be heard in the dramatic disco of "Was That All It Was" on the soundtrack of Lee Daniels' film Precious.

- A.D. Amorosi


Storytelling with Queen Nur.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will present a free performance in the African oral tradition at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Queen Nur's tales celebrate storytelling's ability to speak of values, history, and universal truths. Participants will learn to tell stories from a familiar experience emphasizing story elements, presentation skills, and story enhancement techniques, including song, rhythms, and dance.

- Monica Peters


New at area theaters:

It's Complicated *** Meryl Streep stars as the hypotenuse in a romantic triangle between her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) and an architect (Steve Martin) in Nancy Meyers' sprightly fairy tale for adults. R (pot-smoking, Baldwin's naked potbelly) - Carrie Rickey