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Arts Agenda 

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

Classical Music

The BBC Orchestra of London Presented by the Carolinas Concert Association. Tue., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Chamber Music at Queens Performing in concert will be pianist Mac McClure. His program will include Saint-Saens, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Granados. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm. Sat., Jan. 19, 8:15 p.m. $20. Queens College, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Providence United Methodist Church Recital Series Musicians from the Charlotte Symphony present a chamber music concert of works from the sixteenth century to the present for various Trio Combinations. Performers include TreVent, Ensemble Vita Nova, and a special jazz bassoon trio. Sun., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

The Spinners with the Charlotte Symphony With 12 Gold records and legions of fans from every generation, The Spinners are known for the kind of love songs that never go out of style. Jan. 18, 8 p.m.; Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Derrick Richards. Jan 16 & 17; 8pm each night. Kevin Pollak. Jan 18-19; 8pm & 10:15pm showtimes. Tickets prices vary. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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

* 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. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Theater: Openings

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) By Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. The zany show combines schtick, wordplay, physical humour, sight gags and audience participation. Wed., Thur., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. Tickets range from $14-$18. Opening night (Jan 16) all seats $9; Jan 22 is pay what you can night. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Desdemona Chickspeare presents a re-interpretation of "Othello" by Paula Vogel. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26. Tickets cost $15 ($10 seniors/students w/ ID). Off-Tryon Theatre Company. 740-375-2826.

The Good Doctor Neil Simon's family comedy will be presented by Victory Pictures & The Matthews Parks & Recreation Center. Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 18, 8 p.m.; Jan. 19, 8 p.m.; Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; Jan. 26, 8 p.m.; Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 (adults) & $12 (seniors & students). Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews. 704-321-7275.

Lysistrata The Greek comedic sex-farce is rated "R" for content. A portion of the proceeds will benefit diabetes research. Runs Jan 17-20 & 24-25. Doors open at 7:30pm; show begins at 8pm. Tickets cost $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 611 W. 5th St. 704-334-1177.

The Misanthrope The Charlotte Repertory Theatre presents a contemporary version of the French classic. Preview performances Jan 23-24; official opening Jan 25. Wed., Thur., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. Ticket prices range from $19-$26.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

The Music Man Classic all-American salute to music, romance and fast talking flim flam. Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8:15 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. $20-$58. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Twenty Years Ago The story of passing time is presented by NarroWay Productions. Jan 18-19 & 25-26 at 7pm. Dinner theater tickets cost $21 & must be purchased in advance. Tickets for the show w/out dinner may be purchased for $13. The Studio at Regent Park, Fort Mill. 803-802-2300.

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