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Classical Music

Davidson College Concert Choir & Chamber Singers A performance of works ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, and from motets to spirituals. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Thu., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. Free. 704-894-2357.

Daybreak of Freedom The Charlotte Symphony will present its Seventh Annual community concert honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. www.charlottesymphony.org. Mon., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. $8-$30. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Katia and Marielle Labeque A duo pianist performance by internationally acclaimed artists, presented by Carolinas Concert Association. Tue., Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

Mostly Mozart Alan Yamamoto, the Charlotte Symphony's new Resident Conductor will lead his first series of Charlotte Symphony concerts as the Symphony presents Mostly Mozart concerts. Performances: Jan. 7 at First Baptist Church, 301 South Davidson St; Jan. 8 at Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College; Jan. 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook, Rock Hill, SC; Jan. 10 at University City United Methodist Church, 6100 West Sugar Creek Rd. All are at 8pm. www.charlottesymphony.org. $15 adults, $5 students/children. 704-972-2000.

The Mozart Experience The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents The Mozart Experience with special guests the Magic Circle Mime Company under the direction of Resident Conductor, Alan Yamamoto. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sat., Jan. 17, 11 a.m. $8-$18. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Organ Recital of Latvian Music Adris Rozukalns, Director of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Statesville, will present a wide variety of Latvian organ music. First United Methodist Church, 501 North Tryon St. Mon., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. 704-588-1290.

Providence Chamber Music Series The first concert of the New Year includes: Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Heitor Villa-Lobos' "The Jet Whistle"; and Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon by American composer Gordon Jacob, featuring the TreVent reed trio. Sun., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. 704-333-9536.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Chicago style long form show Friday nights at 8pm ($5) and joined by Psychotic Pooch for twisted comedy at 10pm ($10). www.extremeimprov.com. Saturday nights short form show with audience suggestions, 8pm ($10). 1958 E 7th St. 704-502-8423.

Dance

A Winter Festival of Dance Featuring civic dance companies from across the region. Warlick Performing Arts Center, Gaston Day School. Sat., Jan. 17, 7 p.m. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors. 704-865-5943.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June 2004. Powerful Persuaders: World War II Posters. Guns, tanks, and bombs may have been the chief weapons of World War II, but there were other forms of warfare. Propaganda posters waged an ongoing campaign for the hearts and minds of the American people. Through Sept. 1. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Continues through Sept. 30, 2004. Where Eagles Soar. This collaborative exhibit with the Carolina Raptor Center compares and contrasts eagles in their natural habitats with their symbolic and historical importance. Exhibit runs through Apr. 4. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place Machine Shop. Get a lift from the pulley, spin wheels, gears and learn about inclined planes and more. Omnimax. Now showing: Space Station, Top Speed, and Journey Into Amazing Caves. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Carolina Piedmont. Exhibit featuring photographs documenting the regional Civil Rights movement as seen through the eyes of Carolina photographers. Dec. 30-Jan. 29. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art All Aglow. Through February 15, 2004. Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Continues through May. Raphael to Monet. Exhibit runs through Jan. 11. Windows to Heaven. "Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons" from the Robicsek Collection of Religious Art, presents a group of 65 18th and 19th century Russian icons. Dec. 20 - Feb. 15, 2004. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Spectrum: The Sculpture of Jon Kuhn. Works in blown glass. Through Mar. 21, 2004. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Jan. 13: The Bordelais Celebrities : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. New World/ Old World StylesHistorical, Geographical Perspective Meritage /Proprietary Structural Differences and Similarities. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Piecing a Quilt of Life: World Connections. Features contemporary art quilts made by 23 women with stories to tell. Exhibit runs through Apr. 25, 2004. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Spoken Word

Jackson's Java Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Jonathan. Thu., Jan. 8, 8 p.m. 8544 University City Blvd. 704-595-9526.

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