Just one more piece of this year's National Black Arts Festival puzzle, the Fox Theatre welcomes the first North American tour appearance of THE COLOR PURPLE Tues., JULY 15. Local's the name of the game for director Gary Griffin's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; the hit musical got its humble, pre-Broadway beginnings at the Alliance Theater and features Morehouse grad Stu James in the role of Harpo and Georgia native LaTonya Holmes as Celie. Through Aug. 3. $29.50-$67.50. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 and 7 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.foxtheatre.org.