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Arts Agenda

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts. * indicates critics' picks.



In our recent Fall Arts Preview Listings we inadvertently omitted Joie Lassiter Gallery's upcoming exhibits and Chamber Music at St. Peter's upcoming concerts. The Gallery's upcoming schedule and St. Peter's upcoming concerts are printed below.

Joie Lassiter Gallery 318 E. 9th St., 704-373-1464, September 13-October 16: "Passages" - the works of Norman Mooney. Reception Septemer 13, 6:30pm. October 18-November 30: "Fragments" - the works of Maja Godlewska. Reception October 18, 6:30pm. November 1-December: "New Works" - pieces by Shaun Cassidy. Reception November 1, 6:30pm.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's free chamber music concerts presented in a Sanctuary setting on the first Tuesday of each month. The First Tuesday Concerts are held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. September 3: Piano Quartet in C Minor by Johannes Brahms, October 1: String Quartet, Opus 59, #1 "Rasumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven, November 5: La Bonne Chanson, Opus 61 by Gabriel Faure, December 3: Pastorales De Noel by Andre Jolivet and Dream Steps by Dan Locklair. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call 704-335-0009.

Classical Music

Afro-American Cultural Center's 2002 Sizzlin' Summer Music Series presents "Mantra," with The Wanderer and Lena Hopkins. Sat., Aug. 31, 8 p.m. $10 members $12 non-members. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Ahn Trio comprised of three Ahn sisters, Maria, Lucia and Angella, who will play a variety of traditional classical repertoire in addition to commissioning works by contemporary composers. The performance will be in the Hannah Convington McGee Theatre of the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Tue., Sept 3, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

An American Salute will open their 2002-2003 season with special guest, Daniel Rodriguez, "America's Tenor." Maestro Moehring will lead the orchestra in a patriotic concert. Sat., Sept 7, 8 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Chamber Music at St. Peter's part of First Tuesday Concert Series. First installment features Piano Quartet in C Minor by Johannes Brahms. Tue., Sept 3, 12:10 p.m. Free, with optional box lunch. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-335-0009.

Patriot's Day Concert A special memorial concert has been planned. A reception will follow immediately after the concert. Wed., Sept 11, 7 p.m. Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Ln. 704-332-8131.


Comedy Zone Al Ernst and Ken Evans with Warren Hicks. stand-up comedy. For more information, showtimes or ticket prices visit Aug. 28; Aug. 29; Aug. 30; Aug. 31. 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. Talking Baby Talk Show every Thursday night at 9:30pm. Upcoming: August 30-31 Show 269, September 6-7 Doug Stanhope, September 13-14 and 20-21 Show 270. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.


The Paul Taylor Dance Company will return to Charlotte after a 20-year absence to kick off Charlotte Shout. Sun., Sept 1, 8 p.m. $20-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.


Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Highways & Byways of Our State. a photographic road trip of eclectic NC sites and scenes, all viewed from the state's Highways and Byways, using archival images from Our State: North Carolina magazine. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 12. Lost North Carolina: An Architectural Heritage Exhibition. Peer into North Carolina's past, as inspiring architecture that no longer stands is revealed through photographic prints and drawings. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Sept 30. 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 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. Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden. a two part juried exhibition inspired by Bearden's collages, subjects, style, or Carolina roots. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. Cycles of Life in African Art: Fantasy Coffins from Ghana. works arranged according to the themes of: Everyday Life, Power and Prestige, and Birth and Death. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Sept 22. Everyman's Gold. English lustreware from the Collection of John Elsley. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 1. Narratives of African American Art and Identity. The David C. Driskell Collection. Artists include Edward Bannister, Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, William Johnson, Romare Bearden and Sam Gilliam. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

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