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Classical Music

Carnatic Violin Duet by Mrs. Bombay V. Ranjani and Mrs. Bombay V. Gayathri. Presented by the Classical Music Association of Charlotte. Sun., April 28, 4-7 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors. The Hindu Center Auditorium. 704-814-9355.

East Carolina University Chamber Singers presenting sacred and secular acapella music of Bruckner, Barber, Moses Hogan, Rachmaninov, Lauridsen and other composers. Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

Guitar Ensemble Concert The concert will feature the works of Mozart, Bach, Duarte and others. The concert will be presented in the Bryant Building, Main Campus in room 113. Fri., April 26, 7 p.m. Admission is free. CPCC, P.O. Box 35009. 704-344-0684.

International House Crossroads Arts Series An evening of Spanish Classical and Flamenco Guitar featuring Sam Havens on guitar accompanied by his daughter, Hollis, dancing to selected numbers. Fri., April 26, 7 p.m. $10. International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane. 704-333-8099.

Leonid Grin and Jinny Leem with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra the evening's repertoire will cover works by Rautavaara, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky. April 26, 8 p.m.; April 27, 8 p.m. $12-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-2000.

Orchestral Favorites performed by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Highlighted are works by Mozart, Gershwin, Holst and Brahms. Sun., April 28, 3 p.m. $8 adults, $6 students/seniors. First United Methodist Church. 704-344-0098.

Peace by Piece internationally known Charlotte Children's Choir with Daryle Ryce. The performance will feature songs of peace, love, hope and joy and will also display the scenic design talents of students and and staff from the Northwest School of the Arts. Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. $20-$25. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans New Orleans Jazz comes to the Belk Theater to transform the night into an era when Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton ruled New Orleans. Sun., April 28, 7:30 p.m. $18-$35. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Sunday Concerts on the Green featuring Davidson College Jazz Ensemble and vocal groups. Sun., April 28, 6-8 p.m. Free and open to all. Davidson Town Green.

UNC-Charlotte Flute Choir featuring works by Mozart, Smetanta, Richard Rodger and other challenging works. Mon., April 29, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-2899.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Orny Adams and Nick Arandes. Adams is a writer for Jay Leno and the Tonight Show plus Funny Commercials. His comedy is clean, sophisticated and sarcastic. Co-headlining is Nick Arandes, a regular on Miami Vice, his stand up earned him a well received performance on the Spanish Star Search. More information, showtimes or ticket prices? www.thecomedyzone.net. April 24; April 25; April 26; April 27. 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. Upcoming: Show 259-"Uppity Show" thru April 27, Show 260-"Twice One Thirty" May 3-11. 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.

UNC-Charlotte Margaret Cho. will appear at UNC-Charlotte's McKnight Hall. Show is one night only to benefit Time Out Youth. Sat., April 27, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. 704-344-8335.

Dance

* Dance Break featuring a variety of contemporary works in a casual atmosphere in diversion to the usual lunch break. April 24, 12:15 p.m. Free. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-0101.

La Bayadere with original Russian choreography from 1850. A story of passion and betrayal set in India with lavish sets and costumes. April 25, 7 p.m.; April 26, 7 p.m. $3. Northwest School of the Arts. 704-334-5106.

Museums

Asheville Art Museum John Cage Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind. A facinating exhibition composed of 75 works borrowed from public and private collections and includes a portfolio of handmade paper created by Cage. Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. Continues through June 30. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students with ID and children 4-15, children 3 and younger admitted free. 2 So. Pack Square at Park Place, P.O. Box 1717, Asheville. 828-253-3227.

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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