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Arts Agenda 

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts, *indicates critics' picks.

Classical Music

25th Anniversary Concert Carolina Pro Musica, Charlotte's period instrument ensemble, celebrates 25 years. The program features soprano Rebecca Miller Saunders in the premiere of "Gloria" by George Frederick Handel. Part of Charlotte Shout. Sat., Sept. 21, 8:15 p.m. $12 regular admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

Carnatic Vocal Concert The Classical Music Association of Charlotte presents their third event of the year, an Indian Classical Concert by Mr. T.M. Krishna at the Hindu Center Auditorium from 2-5pm. Sun., Sept. 15. 704-814-9355.

Concert on the Green The last show of the 2002 series will feature the Davidson College Music Ensemble, sponsored by Davidson College and the town of Davidson. Visit www.concertsonthegreen.com. for more information. Sun., Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m. The shows are free and open to all. Davidson Town Green. 704-892-4440.

Nnenna Freelon Benefit Concert for McColl Center for Visual Art will be held in the Duke Power Theatre. Fri., Sept. 13, 8-10 p.m. Ticket prices to be determined. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-332-5535.

Organ Concert Davidson College will host a concert by alumni organist Arthur Lawrence to inaugurate its Alumni Music Series. The concert begins at 8pm at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Mon., Sept. 16. Admission is free, but ticket reservations are recommended. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Patriot's Day Concert A special memorial concert has been planned. A reception will follow immediately after the concert. Wed., Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Ln. 704-332-8131.

"The Wroslav Connection"- Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 The Charlotte Civic Orchestra presents this program. Free parking for First United Methodist Church available in the Odell Building located off 9th St. Sun., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. Adults $8, seniors/students $6, families $17 (up to 2 adults + children). First United Methodist Church. 704-344-0098.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Completely improvised comedy shows based on your suggestions at 7pm, 1958 East 7th St. Similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" See our website at www.extremeimprov.com for details/reservations. Saturdays. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.

Comedy Zone Mike W. Armstrong with Kurt Green and Mary Asher. Mike Armstrong is the winner of the Midwestern Laugh-Off, After Hours Show and Showtime TV's Funniest Man in Ohio Contest. Danny Bevins with Julie Scoggins and Justin Gray. Wednesday night is College Night and Service Industry Night: Get free admission and get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe after the 8pm show with your Comedy Zone ticket. Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. Sept. 18-21. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

*The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Located at 1500 Central Ave., 2nd floor. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, and 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. The 9pm show is non-smoking. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Talking Baby Talk Show every Thursday night at 9:30pm. Upcoming: September 13-14 and 20-21 Show 270. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Psychotic Pooch Live Sketch Comedy and Improv. Comedy rated NC-17 for situations and content. Large group rates available. Call for reservations, directions or more info. DJ after-party every Saturday. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Dance

Dance Break North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 will give free lunchtime performances in the Duke Power Theatre. Dance Break gives viewers a chance to experience quality dance up close in a casual atmosphere. Box lunches from Something Classic will be available. Sept. 16-18, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Fall Trilogy The NC Dance Theatre begins their season with this program, featuring the World Premiere of Mark Godden's Constructing Juliet, inspired by Shakespeare's play and Tchaikovsky's music. Belk Theater. Sept. 19-21, 8 p.m. $10-55. Student Rush: $10 tickets available one hour prior to performance with the presentation of a valid student ID card. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Highways & Byways of Our State. a photographic road trip of eclectic NC sites and scenes, all viewed from the state's Highways and Byways, using archival images from Our State: North Carolina magazine. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 12. Lost North Carolina: An Architectural Heritage Exhibition. Peer into North Carolina's past, as inspiring architecture that no longer stands is revealed through photographic prints and drawings. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Sept. 30. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

*Levine Museum of the New South Carolina Victorian - Rediscovering the New South's First Architecture. Celebrating the richness of this era which extended from the exterior to the interior, Carolina Victorian treats visitors to photographs of NC Victorian Landmarks, furnished Victorian rooms, scenes of Charlotte from 1905 versus today, and a dollhouse that replicates the tiniest details of a Victorian home. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 6. Fourth Ward Evening Stroll. Discover this historically integrated neighborhood in uptown Charlotte and its Victorian gems with the museum staff. One-hour tour starts at the Museum at 5:20pm. Reservations required. Fri., Sept. 20. $3 for members, $5 for public. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

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