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The 24th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival will honor Haki Madhubuti at 7:30 tonight with its 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.




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, according to the Art Sanctuary's news release on the prolific author of 24 books of poetry and nonfiction. Scheduled to be featured at the event held at Church of the Advocate (18th and Diamond Streets) are: Walter Mosley, Regina Jennings, Derrick Bell, Cynthia St. James, Walter Lomax, and curator Diane Turner. Tickets: $20, can be purchased online at

. Information: 215-232-4485 or


Today-June 10

Spare parts

Tyme Gallery is presenting "The Works of Janet Sullivan Turner," a Philadelphia imagemaker best known for scavenging old machine parts from closed factories. In a bit more than 25 years, Turner has exhibited in more than 90 solo and small group exhibitions from Maine to California. Among her collectors are the Kimmel Center, Bryn Mawr College, Rosemont College, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and Blue Cross. The artwork is on exhibit through June 10. The gallery (17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown) is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 610-853-1215,



Affordable history

If you have family in town for the Memorial Day weekend, you might want to check out some sights suggested by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp. at its Web site,

. Among the stops are Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Sixth and Lombard streets). The earliest established AME church is also the oldest parcel of land in the country recorded as being owned by African Americans and served as a stop along the Underground Railroad. Information: 215-925-0616,


Shop at the Shore

The holiday weekend also can be the right time to shop for handmade crafts and antiques in Cape May. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts is sponsoring Crafts at Memorial Day on Saturday and Antiques at Memorial Day on Sunday. The sale will be at Star of the Sea Parish Hall (Ocean Street above the Washington Street Mall). Admission is $1 for adults on Saturday for the craft sale and $3.50 for adults on Sunday for the antiques showcase. Information: 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or