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Classical Music

American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series featuring Stephen & Susan Talley and Laurel Talley on violin. Sun., June 9, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, a free-will offering will be taken to cover the costs of the series. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-588-1290.

American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series featuring recitalist William Sawyer. Sun., June 16, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. 704-588-1290.

Downtown Davidson's Sunday Concerts on the Green all shows are free and open to the public and take place on the town green. The next performance will feature a Tribute to the Musicals of Richard Rodgers. Sun., June 9, 6 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-8528.

Symphonic Juke Box part of the Summer Pops Series. Performance will feature works by Shostakovich, Chabrier, Elgar, Verdi, Borodin, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky. Performance will be held as follows: June 13-Stumptown Park, Matthews - June 14-Frank Liske Park, Concord - June 15-Gaston County Park, Dallas - June 16-Symphony Park at SouthPark. June 13, 8:15 p.m.; June 14, 8:15 p.m.; June 15, 8:15 p.m.; June 16, 7 p.m. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

Symphony Spectacular Symphony Park Inagural Concert. June 8-at Duke Power Energy Explorium, Lake Norman. June 9-at Symphony Park at SouthPark with the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra presenting a prelude. June 8, 8:15 p.m.; June 9, 8:15 p.m. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

Comedy

Comedy Zone Tim Wilson. Uncle BS. A regular on "Nashville Now" and a John Boy and Billy favorite. Tim weaves a fresh but skewed look at an upside-down world. When he picks up his guitar, grab hold of your chair because we guarantee you'll fall out laughing. One of the hottest comics in the country. June 7, 8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.; June 8, 7 p.m.,9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Call for prices. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.The Eddie Griffin Tour, featuring comedian and actor Eddie Griffin (the new Undercover Brother) will hit the Belk Theatre of the Performing Arts Center at 8pm on June 7. Tickets are $35-50, available by calling 704-522-6500.

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

Seasons a year end performance presented by Community School of the Arts students. The performance will include all the school's dance students displaying their dance accomplishments learned this year. Sat., June 8, 7 p.m. $8. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

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 Heirloom Quilts. Crafted by regional artists from 1830-1920. Tue.-Sun. Continues through June 30. 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. Continues through July 14. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

* Levine Museum of the New South Carolina Victorian - Rediscovering the New South's First Architecture. Celebrating the richness of this era which extended from the exterior to the interior, Carolina Victorian treats visitors to photographs of NC Victorian Landmarks, furnished Victorian rooms, scenes of Charlotte from 1905 versus today, and a dollhouse that replicates the tiniest details of a Victorian home. Mon.-Sun. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

* Mint Museum of Art The Allure of East Asia. An exhibition that glimpses into the wealth and variety of Asian art created over time. An engaging reflection of the aesthetics and techniques that produced incredibly beautiful ceramics, furniture, textiles and crafts throughout thousands of years. Over 100 objects will be on display. Tue.-Sun. Continues through July 14. American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age. an exhibition to illustrate the competitive creative spirit of Americans. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. 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. Digital Gardens. a collection of digital art work created by 40 junior and sophomore high school students studying graphic communications at The Highland School of Technology in Gastonia. Mon.-Sun. Continues through June 16. Pierre Joseph Redoute: A Man Passionate About Flowers. a presentation of 24 nineteenth century botanical hand-colored engravings from Redoute's most renowned works, Les Lilacees and Les Roses, from public and private collections. Mon.-Sun. Continues through July 28. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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