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Arts Agenda 

Arts and Entertainment listings are provided as a service to the visual and performing arts community.

Classical Music

Charlotte Symphony Performance with guest conductor Junichi Hirokami and guest pianist Anton Kuerti at the Belk Theater. Pre-concert talks begin at 7pm. Jan. 11, 8 p.m.; Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $12-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

George Winston Grammy Award Winner will tickle the ivories at the McGlohon Theatre. Sun., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

A New Year's Celebration - A Tribute to Sinatra & Friends presented by Charlotte Philharmonic at the Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Featuring Les Marple, the Charlotte City Ballet, and the Eddie Mabry Dancers. Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m. $15-$35.

Susan Graham Distinguished Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham will perform at Wingate University's George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Mon., Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. $15. Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Tuesday Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. Program will feature the Providence Woodwind Ensemble and the music of Eric Ewazen and Paquito D'Rivera. Tue., Jan. 8, 12:10 p.m. Admission is free. 704-332-7746.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Dave Tucker. Comedian Dave Tucker will perform. Jan. 2, 8 p.m.; Jan. 3, 8 p.m.; Jan. 4, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Jan. 5, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. John Wesley Austin and Azeem. John Wesley Austin and Azeem will perform. Jan. 8, 8 p.m.; Jan. 9, 8 p.m.; Jan. 10, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Jan. 11, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Psychotic Pooch Psychotic Pooch. at 3143 Cullman Ave. Live sketch comedy and improv. Comedy rated NC-17 for situations and content. E-mail at psychoticpooch@yahoo.com. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8. $8, additional $3 for after-party. 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

The Perch Sketch Comedy Theater Extreme Improv. The Desperate for Attention Players will be performing Chicago stylel long form shows. Down and dirty, stage clawing, improvised comedy available no where else in this area. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8. $8. 1500 Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Museums

Charlotte Nature Museum 1658 Sterling Rd. 704-337-2660.

Charlotte Trolley Museum 2104 South Blvd. 704-375-0850.

Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage 1335 Museum Rd. 704-873-4734.

Levine Museum of the New South * Catawba Pottery, Legacy of Survival: Seven Master Potters. get an intimate look at the pottery of the Catawba Indians. Approximately 30 pieces of pottery will be displayed along with text and photos that explain the history and role of pottery in the Catawba culture. Crossroads Quilters: Stitching the Community Together. Exhibition includes 15 traditional quilts, photographs, teacher guides, gallery guides and a "discovery panel". Light Days, Dark Nights: The Carolina Photographs of Doris Ullman. the exhibit will feature the portraiture of this acclaimed photographer who traveled throughout North and South Carolina from 1929-1933 shooting images of Americans in the rural South, whom she felt define the essence of the American people. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art * Art Glass: The Collection of Marjorie and Robert McDorman. Brilliant and elegant examples of art glass from the guilded age. Ranges from small vases and plates to much larger urns and lamps. Included are works from all of the major glassmakers of the period: Galle, Daum, Loetz, Tiffany, Carder, Steuben, Durand and Quezal among others. Mon.-Sun. Continues through June 16. Artists' Forum:" What's Happening In Charlotte?". Area artists will discuss their work as well as current issues and activities in their artistic fields. Talks will be followed by an informal reception and a chance to meet the artists. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.Theater: OpeningsThe Moon Prince a work described as a "rap opera" will be performed by area teenagers and UNC-Charlotte students in the university's Rowe Theatre. Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 11, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $5. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-2958.

Visual Arts: Openings

Afro-American Cultural Center First Juried Exhibition. An exhibit of Juried works reflecting the theme of "African-American Perspectives". Tue.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 27. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Christa Faut Gallery Group Exhibition. paintings, drawings and lithographs by Gallery artists: Waddy Armstrong, Romare Bearden, John Borden Evans, Laura Grosch, Jim Henry, Douglas Houchens, Herb Jackson, Ken Freed, Denise Lisiecki, Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, Russ Warren and Joana Wardell. Also clay sculptures by Clara Couch. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Feb. 5. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.

Hidell Brooks Gallery Artistic Destinations. a collection of works by Arless Day. Opening for the artist is January 4 from 6-8pm. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Feb. 23. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.

Visual Arts: Ongoing

Applewood Gallery Selected Works by Regional Artists - at the Applewood Gallery. Featured artists: Mary Kelly (pastel works), Sheridan Strickland (pottery), and Cama Tadlock (acrylic & mixed media works). 3920 Park Rd. 704-525-6162.

Art Gallery Unlimited Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings. works of Piotr Lucjan of Poland. 507 E 36th Str. 704-347-0067;618-6568.

The Gallery at Carillon * Conveyance. a sculpture exhibition by Kevin S. Kennedy. 227 W. Trade St. 704-334-8840.

Gallery L * Wrapped in Living Tradition. Charlotte Quilters Guild exhibit at Main Library. Works showcase a wide range of design techniques and embody themes that range from nostalgia to regional pride and nature. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Gallery L * Wrapped in Living Tradition. Charlotte Quilters Guild exhibit at Main Library. Works showcase a wide range of design techniques and embody themes that range from nostalgia to regional pride and nature. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020. Nanyori Series. a show of solo photography works by Susan Page. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.

Jerald Melberg Gallery New Oil Paintings. by Donna Phipps Stout. A collection of lush, romantic still lifes. Recent Drawings. a collection of highly textured realistic images by Richard Mayberry. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-3000.

The Light Factory * Hymnal of Dreams. photographs by Elijah Gowin. Also featured, gold work by Stephen Petegorsky. 809 W. Hill St. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design * Myth, Object and the Animal. the glass works of William Morris. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

NC Museum of Art Indivisible: Stories of American Community. a free exhibiton offering a collective vision of local life and community action in America through the experience of 12 diverse regions and their citizens. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262.

Pentes Artworks Gallery Figurative Surrealism Show. a collection of ceramic sculptures whimsically combining the female form with nature. 1346 Hill Rd. 704-556-9897.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks. brings together for the first time Gordon Parks' works as a filmmaker, novelist, poet and musician. 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904.

Winthrop University Galleries Art and Design Faculty Exhibition Two. Presents the work of 4 Winthrop Art and Design Faculty artists ­ Shaun Cassidy, David Freeman, Janice Mueller and Alfred Ward. 107 McLaurin, Rock Hill. 803-323-2493.

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