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Arts Agenda

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


Classical Music

Ensemble Series: Chamber Singers & Jazz Voices Two vocal ensembles present a concert of contrasting styles of vocal music. Tue., April 15, 8 p.m. Free. Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop U, Rock Hill. 803-323-2108.

Israel in Egypt The North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, NCSA Cantata Singers and the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale present George Frideric Handel's oratorio. Sat., April 12, 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Dana Auditorium, Queens University. 336-721-1945.

Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, Morrocroft, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Mozart Piano Concerto The Charlotte Symphony Classics concert features pianist Stewart Goodyear and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. April 11-12, 8 p.m. $12-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Providence Recital Series Schubert's Quintet in C Major and music for oboe and organ featuring Hollis Ulaky and Len Langrick. Sun., April 13, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-366-7442.

Spring Choral Concert Presented by the Queens University of Charlotte Chamber Singers at Belk Chapel. Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. Free. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

The Winthrop Symphonic Band Held in Byrnes Auditorium. Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. Free. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Live improvised comedy created from your suggestions. Visit for more information. Call for reservations. Saturdays, 8 p.m. $5. 1958 E 7th St. 1-800-467-7681.

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. Killer Beaz. April 10-12. Tommy Davidson. April 18-19. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. Visit 704-348-4242.

The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, & 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show is every Thursday at 9:30pm. Performances are rated R for verbal content. Fri., Sat. $10/$9 with students/military I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.


Innovative Works Featuring new works by North Carolina Dance Theatre artists and nationally acclaimed choreographers. Performed in Booth Playhouse. April 10, 7:30 p.m.; April 11-12, 8 p.m. $17-$26. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Winthrop Choreography Showcase Dance pieces choreographed by senior students. Dance styles include hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet & more. April 23-26, 8 p.m. $3 w/ Winthrop ID, $7 general admission. Winthrop University, Rock Hill. 803-323-2399.


Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Expressions from the Palette. The Guild of Charlotte Artists Spring Show. April 6-June 8. Highways & Byways of Our State. Continues through June. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. 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. Tue.-Sun. 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-852-6025.

Hickory Museum of Art Norman Rockwell. Lithographs from the Powers Collection. Continues through May 25. 243 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory. 828-327-8576.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. New South, Old South, Somewhere in Between. Continues through Aug. 7. Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality. Continues through Sept. 29. Row Upon Row: Sea Grass Baskets of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Continues through Apr. 20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Continues through Oct. 19. Distant Vistas: Images of Europe from the Mint Museum of Art Collection. Continues through June 1. Edward Hopper: The Paris Years. Continues through June 1. A Salute to Fashion Legend Bill Blass. Continues through April 13. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Currents In Craft. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Point of View: Public and Private Collecting Part II. Continues through July 27. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County All About Cats. Continues through Sept. 14, 2003. Illustrator Vernon Grant: A Century of American Whimsy. Continues through Oct. 5, 2003. Student Art Competition 2003. Continues through Apr. 20. Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina. Continues through July 20. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

North Carolina Museum of History Flashback to the 60s. Continues through Sept. 28, 2003. 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-715-0200.

Weatherspoon Art Museum Georgia O'Keeffe from Southern Collections. Continues through Apr. 27. Seeing & Believing: The Art of Nancy Burson. Continues through May 4. Spring Garden & Tate Streets, Greensboro.

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