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Classical Music

Celebration of Music in Worship Choirs and musicians throughout the Charlotte area will unite for an evening of music. Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Providence Rd. Sun., Sept. 28, 6 p.m. 704-529-1616.

Charlotte Symphony A soaring opening marks the beginning of a contemplative journey that renewed the symphony as an act of transcendence and expression of personal ideology. Christof Perick and the CSO will present Bruckner's Seventh Symphony. Oct. 3-4, 8 p.m. $14-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Kadri Gopalnath Saxophone recital in classical Indian music style. Performed in the Tyler-Tallman Hall. Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Call for ticket information. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2353.

Mostly Mozart The Charlotte Symphony series brings musical evenings to neighborhoods throughout Mecklenburg County. Sept. 24 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1400 Suther Rd; Sept. 25 at Duke Family Performance Hall - Davidson College; Sept. 27 at First Baptist Church - Downtown. 8pm. $15 gen., $5 students. 704-972-2000.

Music for Organ and Harpsichord Will include compositions by Soler, Handel, Peeters, Couperin, and J.S. Bach. Judith K. Tolbert and Dr. Thomas W. Tolbert will perform. Sun., Sept. 28, 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill. 803-547-5968.


Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit for more information. Call for reservations. Fridays: Long Form Fridays, scenes and monologues from a single audience suggestion, $5; Saturdays: improv comedy with audience suggestions, Rated R, $10. 8pm both nights. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.

Central Ave Playhouse Psychotic Pooch. Live Sketch Comedy and improv. Material is NC-17, seating is limited. Call for reservations. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. $10. 1118 Clement Ave. 704-502-8423.

The Comedy Zone Mathis Madness. With Mark Mathis, from TV's Fox Edge. Sundays. Upcoming Performances. Sep 24-25: Kerry White & Jeff McDonald; Sep 26-27: Kevin Pollak, starred in over 40 movies; Oct 3-5: Tim Wilson. 516 N. College St., Visit 704-348-4242.


A Celebration of Dance Original choreography from some of NC's most outstanding choreographers . The program takes the audience into the wide world of of dance - from classical ballet and modern dance to the powerful staccato sounds of tap dancing at its finest. Oct. 3-5. Gaston Dance Theatre, 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-865-5943.


Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator. Join filmmaker Robert Clem and members of the Springs/Close family for the premiere of a documentary film based on the wartime life of World War I "ace" aviator and author Col. Elliott White Springs of Fort Mill, SC. Thu., Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m. Free but reservations required. Where Eagles Soar. Exhibit runs Oct 4 through Apr 4. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Omnimax. Now showing: Top Speed, Journey Into Amazing Caves and Coral Reef Adventure. Call or visit website for times, Speed. Opening of new exhibit on Oct 1, with special events slated for Oct 4, 11am-2pm. Through Feb 2004. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South 4th Ward Twilight Tour. Discover the neighborhood's Victorian gems during the one-hour tour, which starts at the Museum. Call to reserve your spot. Fri., Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m. $4 for museum members, $6 for non-members. Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality. Continues through Sept. 29. A Portion of the People: 300 Years of Southern Jewish Life. Exhibit runs Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art 2003 Mint Museums Antiques Show & Sale. Features Fesko Lecture (10:30 on Fri), Gala on Fri night, and Collector's Brunch on Sunday at noon. Show runs Oct 2 through Oct 5, Hours Fri 10-4, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. Tickets $9 in advance and $10 at the door. All Aglow. Through February 15, 2004. The Art of Romare Bearden. Sept. 18-Jan. 4. Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Through May 2004. Vantage Point 1. Julie Moos: Friends and Enemies, featuring portraits of couples who are either best friends or worst enemies and places them against a non-descript background. Exhibit through Dec. 7. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design American Quilt Classics 1800 - 1980: The Charles and Fleur Bresler Collection. Through Jan. 4, 2004. Sculptural Radiance: The Jewelry & Objects of Linda MacNeil. A fusion of glass and gold, featuring 25 works. Through November 23. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

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