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Dianne Reeves Grammy Award Winner Dianne Reeves will perform songs from her latest album "The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan." The concert is a part of "All That's Jazz" - a series of films, live music performances and jazz-themed programs happening at library branches throughout April. Fri., April 19, 8-10 p.m. $25. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-336-2898.

In Remembrance of 9-11-01 presented by the Westminster Chapel Choir of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey. The college choir is under the direction of James Jordan. Thu., April 18, 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius. 704-892-0546.

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.

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.

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.

Tribute Performance celebrating Robert Edgerton's 30 years at Winthrop University as he conducts the Winthrop Chorale Alumni Chorus and current Chorale. Sat., April 20, 3 p.m. $15. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Comedy Zone 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. Upcoming: Show 259-"Uppity Show" April 19-27, Show 260-"Twice One Thirty" May 3-11. Fri., Sat. & 4 a.m. $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 Improv classes ongoing. Saturdays, 7 p.m. $8. 1500 B. Central Ave.


Contemporary Rites presented by Dance Central. The program presents an intriguing view of some of life's important passages - birth, death and spiritual growth. April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 8 p.m.; April 14, 2:30 p.m. $10. CPCC, P.O. Box 35009. 704-330-6534.

Dances of India by internationally acclaimed performer Maha Gingrich and Group featuring South and North Indian Classical and Folk Dances. Thu., April 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. CPCC, P.O. Box 35009. 704-330-6309 or 704-549-8428.

* 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 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.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Dancing a fine line between hight art and high camp to parody classic works like Swan Lake and Giselle. Fri., April 19, 8 p.m. $15-$40. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Under Egyptian Skies Nojum Al-Sharq, a newly formed dance company will present an evening of Middle Eastern dance featuring local and regional performers. Sat., April 20, 7 p.m. $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 600 Towne Centre Blvd. 704-724-1082 or 704-906-8353.


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.; 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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