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Arts Agenda 

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

Classical Music

Annual Richard and Betty Peek Recital and Masterclass Featuring Organist John Mitchener. Masterclass will be Feb. 2 from 9am-12pm, Recital will be Feb 3 at 4pm. Sat., Sun. Free. Covenant Presbyterian, 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-334-2283 Ext. 22.

Brazillian Guitar Quartet The first-ever public performance in Davidson College's new Duke Family Performance Hall. Mon., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-Davidson students. Davidson College. 704-892-8528.

Brazillian Guitar Quartet This quartet is referred to as the "Dream Team" of the country's most outstanding guitarists - including Grammy nominee Paul Galbraith. Performance will be held in the Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. Tue., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. $18 for adults and seniors, $5 for students under 18. Winthrop University. 803-323-2399.

St. Petersburg String Quartet These outstanding musicians are the Quartet-In-Residence at Oberlin Conservatory. The performance will be held in the Frances May Barnes Recital Hall. Tue., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. $18 for adults and seniors, $5 for students under 18. Winthrop University. 803-323-2399.

Tuesday Noon Concert Series Program will feature String Quartet K. 421 by W.A. Mozart. Tue., Feb. 5, 12:10 p.m. Free, plus optional $6 box lunch available in the Parish Hall. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Celebrity Performance. Featuring Marc Rubben - one of the top ventriloquists in the country - and Allyn Ball who has opened with Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Richard Jeni. Jan. 23, 8 p.m.; Jan. 24, 8 p.m.; Jan. 25, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; Jan. 26, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242. Dance

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company The energy and excitement of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company comes to Charlotte when the AACC hosts a lecutre/demonstration and Master Class with the internationally recognized African-American dance company. Known for its high artistic values the group will present a public Master Class on Saturday Morning followed by a lecture/demonstration Saturday Evening. Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $15 for each event. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Three Premieres A sneak preview of NC Dance Theatre's Three Premieres winter program, which includes Alonzo King's Tango, Mark Diamond's Hamlet and Dwight Rhoden's Verge will be presented. Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson will be present to answer questions. Tue., Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. $10. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565. 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. The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An insightful look, through 60 art masterpieces, into the era in which America assumed a leading role on the world stage. Mon.-Sun. Continues through April 21. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Theater: Openings

Der Rosenkavalier Sung in German with Projected English Translations. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$68. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

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.

For The Love of Broadway Features 22 toe-tapping musical numbers from 16 different Broadway musicals including, Rent, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, Evita, Gypsy, and Kiss Me Kate, Will be held at Johnson Hall in the Studio Theatre. Jan. 30, 8 p.m.; Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Feb. 2, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $7 general admission. Winthrop University. 803-323-2399.

La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini in the Pease Auditorium on the campus of CPCC. Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; Jan. 26, 8 p.m.; Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. $10. CPCC, P.O. Box 35009. 704-330-6436.

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