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Arts Agenda

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

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The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Larry The Cable Guy. Nov. 20-23. James Gregory. Nov. 29-30. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. 704-348-4242.

Dance

Amy Marshall Dance Company Charlotte native Chad Levy is the executive director of the company as well as one of the dancers. The performance will take place in the Hannah Covington McGee Theatre of the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Thu., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. $15 per person. Wingate University. 704-233-8300.

The Carolinas Latin Dance Company The Charlotte-based Carolinas Latin Dance Company presents dances from Spain, Central and South America and new Latin dance traditions developed in the US. Sun., Dec. 1, 1:30-4 p.m. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $17 family. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Crossing the Border UNC Charlotte presents Crossing the Border for its fall dance concert. Included will be Afoxe, a traditional Afro-Brazilian dance staged by guest artists-in-residence. Tickets are available by calling the Rowe box office. Nov. 20-23, 8 p.m. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2599.

Giselle CPCC's Dance Central will present this romantic ballet that has been in performance somewhere in the world since 1841. Nov. 22, 8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; Nov. 24, 2:30 p.m. $12. Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

The Nutcracker Moscow Ballet will be performing at the Grand Premiere of the new Cabarrus Arena. Moscow Ballet's director, Valery Lantratov, will also appear in the role of Drosselmeier. Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. $18-$38. Cabarrus County Expo Center, Concord, 4551 Old Airport Rd., Concord. 704-522-6500.

The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is a great holiday tradition in Matthews and the production is for people of all ages. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Call for more information. Nov. 23, 7 p.m.; Nov. 24, 3 p.m.; Nov. 30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 1, 3 p.m. $3 children, $4 students and $5 adults. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews. 704-321-7275.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Civil War Lantern Tour. Take an in-depth look into the conditions, hopes and fears of the common Civil War foot soldier. See campfires, smell the cooking and listen to stories from the period. Space is limited. Reservations required. Sat., Nov. 23, 6-9 p.m. $4 children ages 6-12, $6 students/seniors, $8 adults. 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. Native American Plant Remedies. An exhibit of drawings, paintings, pastels and watercolors of flora and fauna used by early Native Americans as effective cures, accompanies the Native American Gardens on the Museum's grounds. Nov. 14-Dec. 3. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Multimedia exhibit in the Millennium Gallery tells the personal stories of war as shared through the written and recorded war-time correspondence of soldiers from the region. A Charlotte Shout event. Continues through Sept. 30, 2003. Regular Museum admission. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

Gaston County Museum of Art & History Carolinas Textile Exhibit- The Ties That Bind. Interactive displays, engaging scale models, authentic artifacts and photos detail how the textile industry transformed the economy, technology and communities of the new south. Tue.-Sun. 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-852-6025.

Levine Museum of the New South * African-American History Tour. Explore the main exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, and discover the first African-American textile mill owner, Good Samaritan Hospital's Chapel and the roots of the sit-in movement. Sun., Dec. 1, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free with museum admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, students and children over 6. Americanos: Latino Life in the United States. An exhibition presenting an intimate portrait of the Latino community through the work of 30 prize-winning photographers. The museum will also feature oral histories and artifacts from the Charlotte-area Latino community. Nov. 14-Jan. 20. The Carolinas Latin Dance Company. The Charlotte-based Carolinas Latin Dance Company presents dances from Spain, Central and South America and new Latin dance traditions developed in the US. Sun., Dec. 1, 1:30-4 p.m. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $17 family. The New South's Love Affair with the Car. The exhibit explores four aspects of the South's relationship with the car. Vintage local photos, racing history, and more. Tue.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden. A juried exhibition co-sponsored with McColl Center for Visual Art. North and South Carolina artists' works were selected by David C. Driskell and reflect the inspiration of Romare Bearden. The exhibition is in two parts: one half at the Mint Museum of Art and one half at Spirit Square. Continues through Feb. 23, 2003. Colonial Williamsburg Collection. Since the 1930's Colonial Williamsburg has amassed the nation's largest collection of Southern furniture. Fifty-two examples of the cabinetmaker's trade illustrate the cultural diversity of the early South. Nov. 23-Jan. 26. Everyman's Gold. English lustreware from the Collection of John Elsley. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 1. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.


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