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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


Concert on the Green The first show of the season features the Davidson College jazz ensemble and a variety of vocal groups from the college. Sun., April 27, 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Town Green.


Ensemble Series: Winthrop Chorale Presenting a concert of choral works under the direction of Dr. Katherine Kinsey. Byrnes Auditorium. Thu., April 24, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Ensemble Series: Winthrop/ Olde English Wind Ensemble Students and area band directors will present a concert of instrumental selection. Byrnes Auditorium. Mon., April 28, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Instrumental Jazz Concert Groups scheduled to play include both the Nine O'Clock and Two O'Clock Jazz Combos, and the larger Jazz Ensemble. Thu., April 17, 8 p.m. Free. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-4469.


Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, Morrocroft, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.


Marina Alexandra The classical guitarist will perform a solo concert at Wingate University School of Music. Fri., April 25. Free. Wingate University. 704-233-8117.


Queens Community Orchestra A variety of classical pieces will be performed. Mon., April 28, 8 p.m. Free. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 704-531-8095.


Season Finale A performance by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. Adults $8; seniors/students $6; families $17 (up to 2 adults + children). First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. 704-344-0098.


Sister Cities Musical Collaboration- Saxemble Presented by the Friends of Music at Queens University. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. $20 general admission; students through college age admitted at no charge. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.


University Chorale & Chamber Singers Presented by the Department of Music at UNCC. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. Free. University City United Methodist Church, 6100 W. Sugar Creek Road.


Vocal Variety Presented by the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring Jeffrey Price, tenor & Stephen King, baritone. Sat., April 26, 8 p.m. $20. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-846-2788.


Wingate University Dedicatory Recital Featuring Daria Robotkina. April 27, 3 p.m.; April 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

Comedy


Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for more information. Call for reservations. Saturdays, 8 p.m. $5. 1958 E 7th St. 1-800-467-7681.


The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Tommy Davidson. April 18-19. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. Visit www.thecomedyzone.net. 704-348-4242.


The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, & 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show is every Thursday at 9:30pm. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$9 with students/military I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Dance


American Repertory Ballet The program, which includes two major works, begins at 8 pm. Fri., April 25. $10-$30. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.


Don Quixote The ballet w/ original Russian choreography from 1850. Presented by Northwest School of the Arts Ballet Department. April 24-25, 7:30 p.m. $5. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-517-3806.


Expressions Presented by the AACC's Teen Dance Ensemble. A showcase of modern and jazz performances. April 25-26, 8 p.m.; April 27, 4 p.m. $5. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.


Winthrop Choreography Showcase Dance pieces choreographed by senior students. Dance styles include hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet & more. April 23-26, 8 p.m. $3 w/ Winthrop ID, $7 general admission. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.

Museums


Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Expressions from the Palette. The Guild of Charlotte Artists Spring Show. April 10-June 8. Highways & Byways of Our State. Continues through June. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. Regular Museum admission. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.


Gaston County Museum of Art & History Carolinas Textile Exhibit- The Ties That Bind. Tue.-Sun. 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-852-6025.


Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. New South, Old South, Somewhere in Between. Continues through Aug. 7. Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality. Continues through Sept. 29. Row Upon Row: Sea Grass Baskets of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Continues through Apr. 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.


Mint Museum of Art Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Distant Vistas: Images of Europe from the Mint Museum of Art Collection. Continues through June 1. Edward Hopper: The Paris Years. Continues through June 1. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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