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It's getting hot. Time to Tango! Triangle Dance Studio offers guided practicas in classic Argentine Tango tonight, and every Wednesday, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 2603 S. Miami Blvd., RTP. 423-7681, www.tangophilia.com. $12. 17 THURSDAY
Tonight's the night to hear two hometown musical greats combine for a blend of jazz and classical melodies. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and the Ciompi Quartet perform original songs inspired by folktales and lullabies at 8 p.m., as part of the 2004 Duke Institute of the Arts' Summer Festival of Chamber Music. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke Campus. 684-4444, www.duke.edu/web/dia. $15; $5 Duke students w/ ID. 18 FRIDAY
Everybody's favorite ousted morning news personality, Bob Edwards, reads from his book Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcasting and discusses his work on NPR's Morning Edition tonight at 7 p.m. McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 542-3030. 19 SATURDAY
Today is Juneteeth, Emancipation Day. It's also the anniversary of Music Maker Relief Foundation, the group that's keeping blues and roots music alive. Come celebrate at their Ten Year Anniversary Bash tonight at 8 p.m. at their Hillsborough headquarters and hear the sounds of Lee Gates, Macavine Hayes, Captain Luke and Whistlin' Britches. 4052 Summer Ln., Hillsborough. 643-2456 (call to reserve), www.musicmaker.org. $25 suggested donation, BYOB. 20 SUNDAY
Find shade under the summer trees of Occoneechee Mountain on an afternoon hike. A ranger will lead the way and identify the trees that are at their peak. 1 p.m., Hillsborough. 383-1686 to register. 21 MONDAY
Tempest in a coffee cup: The Ninth Street Shakespeare Club will discuss The Tempest tonight. 7-9 p.m., Blue Coffee Company, 714 Ninth St., Durham. 643-0051. 22 TUESDAY
Have fun and fight the right wing by helping November Pledge, a political action committee dedicated to beating Bush in North Carolina. The official launch is Thursday, June 17, at Joe & Jo's Downtown, but you can help raise money and put up "Beat Bush" billboards and ads across the state. E-mail action@novemberpledge.com.

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