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Classical Music

Angela Dimitriou From the forefront of Greek popular music, Dimitriou will perform with her 15 piece orchestra. Sun., April 7, 8 p.m. $60 in advance, $65 at the door. Palomino Club, 9607 Albemarle Rd. 704-904-7846 or 704-904-9094.

Impromptu! Takes It to the Limit...One more time! a tribute of rock hits from the 60's and 70's. The music you grew up with in a fully-staged tribute to classic rock. April 6, 8 p.m.; April 7, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-374-1564.

Kathy Mattea w/The Charlotte Symphony Grammy Award-winning Kathy Mattea will perform with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Guest Conductor Albert-George Schram will feature some of her hit country singles as well as ballads from her folk and bluegrass roots. April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 8 p.m. $15-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

The Lower Silesia Folk Song & Dance Group from Wroclaw, Poland. The show is lively and varied with exquisite costumes some dating back as far as 100 years. Sat., April 6, 8:15 p.m. $20. Queens College, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Magic Circle Mime Company w/The Charlotte Symphony David Tang and the CSO along with the Magic Circle Mime Company educate the audience about the art of listening through humor and music in a Charlotte Symphony Lollipops concert designed for children ages 4-9, their parents and grandparents. Tue., April 16, 10 a.m. $6-$16. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Orchestra Lumiere a professional chamber ensemble based in Davidson, NC. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Sun., April 7, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church - Statesville, Statesville. 704-894-2356.

Providence United Methodist Church Recital Series Musicians from the Charlotte Symphony perform Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, written during his incarceration in a Nazi prison camp in 1941. Sun., April 14, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

Robert Blocker concert pianist and dean of the Yale University School of Music will perform in Rowe Recital Hall. Sun., April 7, 3 p.m. $10 for the general public. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-3315.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Scott Angrave and Brad Carver. England's funniest export invades the Charlotte Zone. His easy charm and dry British wit are a Charlotte favorite. Co-headlining is Brad Carver, energized Southern comedy at its best. April 3; April 4; April 5; April 6. Call for prices. Billy D. Washington. One of the hottest acts around Billy is a veteran of the road, TV and movies. USA Today calls him a standout performer in the world of comedy. His credits include HBO, NBC Friday Night Videos, VH-1 and a host of others. Catch one of tomorrows stars today. April 10; April 11; April 12; April 13. Tommy Davidson. Movie star, comedian and Pizza Hut spokesman. April 12, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; April 13, 7 p.m.,9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Friday shows $20, Saturday shows $22.50. 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 and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a late show on Saturdays at 1am. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. Extreme Improv. Completely improvised shows every Saturday at 7pm. Similar to "Who's Line Is It Anyway?". Call 866-Improv1 or see website at www.extremeimprov.com. Improv classes ongoing. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 B. Central Ave.

Dance

* Innovative Works The next wave of contemporary dance, in two parts. Each program showcases the works of five choreographers and offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience a broad range of dance styles and contemporary choreography in one evening. Program A: Two For One, Jardi Tancat, Threshold, Clowns and Others. Program B: World Premiere, Two For One, Kamtarie, Elvis Has Left The Building, Company B. April 3, 6:30 p.m.; April 4, 8 p.m.; April 5, 8 p.m.; April 6, 8 p.m.; April 10, 6:30 p.m.; April 11, 8 p.m.; April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 8 p.m. $18-$25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Spartacus performed by the Grigorovich Ballet Company. Tue., April 9, 8 p.m. $25-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-527-6680.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Community of Faiths: The Spiritual and Religious Heritage of the Carolinas Piedmont. exhibit explores the impact of religion, faith-based institutions, and spiritual traditions on the region from early Native American villages to the present; includes gallery depicting the life, career and worldwide influence of Charlotte native son, Billy Graham. Tue.-Sun. Raising The Roof: Barns of Our State. A photographic collaboration between the museum and Our State: North Carolina Magazine exploring a vanishing icon of the rural and agricultural South - the old wooden barn. Tue.-Sun. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

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