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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.

Concerto Competition Winners presented by Charlotte Civic Orchestra - featuring all the winners of the competition performing one movement of a concerto. Also featuring Leon Bates performing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto. Sun., Feb. 10, 3 p.m. $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Queens College, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Jefferson's Journeys The concert features period instruments and voice with music by composers like Mozart and lesser knowns like Gretry, Benda, Able, Gluck and Paisiello. This program has been researched using Jefferson's Day Books to determine selections performed at concerts attended by Thomas Jefferson. Fri., Feb. 8, 8:15 p.m. $12 regular admission, $6 for students and seniors. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

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, Rock Hill. 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.

Warsaw Philharmonic performance will be held in the Belk Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. $25-$70. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-527-6680.

Comedy

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. $8. 1500 Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Dance

Three Premieres Experience N.C. Dance Theatre's amazing versatility with Mark Diamond's Hamlet, a one act propelled by modern music and spectacular lighting effects, Alonzo King's Tango, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as hip and hot dancing deliciously on the edge and Dwight Rhoden's sizzling work Verge with guest artist Desmond Richardson, Tony nominee for Fosse. Feb. 8, 8 p.m.; Feb. 9, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $20-$50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

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. Artists' Forum: "What's Happening In Charlotte?" Area artists will discuss their work as well as current issues and activities in their artistic fields. Talks will be followed by an informal reception and a chance to meet the artists. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 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.

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, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.

Quiz Show The play inspired the '94 award winning film version of the same mname and tells the story of the quiz show scandals of the 1950's. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 9, 9 p.m.; Feb. 10, 2 p.m. $6. Children's Theatre of Charlotte. 704.333.8983.

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