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

Soulful Sunday, hosted by Dyana Williams, presents Jean Carne at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets: $25 and $35. Contacts: 215-222-1400


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

2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission: $10, $6 for children 5 to 18, $8 for age 60 and older and students with ID, free for children under 4. Information: 215-972-7600 or


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