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Classical Music

Ann Labounsky Organist and Fellow of the American Guild of Organists will present a program featuring the music of Bach, Langlais, Franck, Vierne, and an improvisation on submitted themes. Sun., April 25, 4 p.m. Free. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd. 704-334-7232.

Charlotte Symphony w/ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's classic Swing, red hot jazz and searing jump blues performed with the Symphony. April 23; April 24, 8 p.m. $15-$62. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-972-2000.

Jin Hi Kim A solo concert by Korean musician using both acoustic and electric Komungo (a fourth century Korean zither). Thu., April 22, 8 p.m. Free. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2505.

Mozart Chamber Music Concert The Charlotte Symphony's Community Connections program presents Mozart's Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet, K. 581. Unitarian Universalist Church, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Wed., April 21, 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-366-8623.

Providence Chamber Music Series Musicians from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra perform William Walton's Facade for six instruments and reciter. Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Rd & Sharon Amity. Sun., April 25, 7 p.m. Free. 704-333-9536.

The Stanly County Chorale & Pfeiffer Symphonic Choir The two choirs will combine for Robert Levin's 1994 edition of the Mozart Requiem in d, accompanied by orchestra. Apr. 24 at 7:30pm: First Baptist Church of Albemarle; Apr. 25 at 4pm: Pfeiffer University Chapel, Misenheimer, NC. Free. 704-422-6228.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv: Fridays 8pm - Chicago Style long form improv "The Gallery"; Saturdays 8pm - "Who's Line Is it?" style improv; Psychotic Pooch at 10pm. Apr. 23 & 24, special guest Joey Baez. Fridays and Saturdays. www.extremeimprov.comwww.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 21-24: Marc Ryan, DC Malone & Mary Asher; Apr. 27-28: Dave Chappelle. www.thecomedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Davidson College Who Says That?. A show by Davidson College's improv goup features original sketch comedy that challenges conventions. Black Box Theatre, Cunningham. April 23; April 24, 8 p.m. $3. 704-894-7519.

Katchikally NickLewis Comedy Corner. Best of Urban Comedians from HBO, BET Comicview. Fri & Sat 10pm. 204 W. Woodlawn Road Suite A. 704-567-2634.

Ovations Comedy Variety Show. "The Waki Tiki show" featuring the Kahuna's of Comedy. In the Luau Lounge. Fri & Sat, 10pm. 3014 East Independence Blvd. 704-602-2595.

The Perch Theatre New Location. Sketch comedy club/theater. Opening Weekend Apr. 23-24. www.theperch.com. 1111-P Hawthorne Ln. 704-372-7724.

Dance

Cinderella The fairytale classic presented by Gaston Dance Theatre. April 24, 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m.; April 25, 2:30 p.m. $8-$10. Gaston Dance Theatre, 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-865-5943.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance International Celtic dance sensation featuring breathtaking choreography. April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $24-58. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

NCDT Exposed North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 dancers present an opportunity to witness the behind-the-scene reality of dancers' lives, discipline and athleticism. Apr. 20-23, 11am-5pm. Wachovia Atrium. 704-372-00101 ext 107.

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. 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. Daily. Omnimax. Now showing: Ocean Oasis, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Call or visit website for times, www.discoveryplace.org. A T. Rex Named Sue. A fully articulated cast of a T. Rex fossil now on display. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America. The 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education (the Supreme Court declared racially segregated public schools unconstitutional), initiated massive change in race relations across the country. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Fashions of the Crinoline Era: 1840-1865. Eight mid 19th century crinoline fashions, featuring wide hoop skirts, from the museum's costume collection are currently on display. Through May 2004. Margaret Bourke-White. The photography of design, 1927-1936. April 16-May 2. Photo Family Day. Photography activities take center stage as families try their hand at making photograms and sunprints. Learn about the magic mirror of camera obscura and pinhole photography. Sun., April 25. $3-$6. Through the Eye of the Camera. 19th and 20th century photography. April 16-May 2. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. April 16-Sept. 5. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

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