A best-selling author, a piano virtuoso and a group of Crossville, Tenn., entertainers presenting a variety show are all on tap at The Palace Theatre, 72 S. Main St. in Crossville.
* Friday, May 19: Author and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Bass is well-known as the founder and former director of the University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Center, better known as "The Body Farm," where human remains are left to decay in natural and controlled environments.
He and journalist Jon Jefferson write mysteries under the pen name Jefferson Bass. Their 10 books of fiction include "Carved in Bone," "Flesh and Bone," "The Devil's Bones," "Bones of Betrayal," "The Bone Thief" and "The Bone Yard."
Tickets to hear him are $25.
* Saturday, May 20: Entertainers Ruth and Wayne Lucas present a variety show at 7 p.m. with newcomers Ted Monday, Madison Bowles, comedian Carlene Hesters and Rich Peterson. In addition to solos and duets, a portion of the second half will include a military salute.
Tickets are $12.
* Monday, May 22: Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 7 p.m. He performs a variety of styles from pop music to masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
Tickets are $18 adults, $10 students.
For more information: 931-484-6133.