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Classical Music

The British Are Coming The Davidson College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will collaborate for a musical tribute to the recent two-week residency by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wed., April 13, 8 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. 704-894-2357.

Charlotte Symphony Lollipops Concert The Lollipops series is a showcase of concerts designed for young listeners between the ages of four and nine. Program: "Tchaikovsky Discovers America." Sat., April 16, 11 a.m. $8-$20. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

The Charlotte Symphony Pops featuring Jane Monheit The Pops perform with sultry jazz vocalist. April 15, 8 p.m.; April 16, 8 p.m. $15-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

CSO Neighborhood Concerts The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform various concerts. Apr. 20: St. Matthews Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy; Apr. 21: Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College; Apr. 22: First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. All shows at 8pm. $5-$15. Charlotte Symphony, 201 S. College St. 704-972-2000.

The Magic of Music Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras present the annual youth festival concert. The concert will feature the Symphony Guild of Charlotte 2005 Young Artists Competition Grand Prize Winners. Wed., April 13, 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.

Robin Huw Bowen Master of the Welsh Triple Harp will perform a solo concert of Welsh and other Celtic music. Wed., April 13, 8 p.m. $8. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Davidson, 301 Caldwell Ln. 704-996-7724.

Spanish Splendor Carolina Pro Musica performs music of the Iberian Peninsula, Peru and Argentina. Sat., April 16, 8:15 p.m. $7.50-$15. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.


Charlotte Comedy Theater The Perch. Comedy is rated "R" for verbal content. Thurs., 9pm (non-smoking); 10:30 (smoking). $10. Live Improvised Comedy. Rated R. Fri & Sat, 8 & 10pm. $10. 1111 - D Hawthorne Ln. 866-467-7681.

The Comedy Zone Upcoming Performances:. Apr. 13-16: Todd Yohn and Dan Johnson. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille The Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience. Whose Line, Second City, and Sketchprov- style improv comedy. Reservations suggested. Fri. & Sat., 8:30pm. $5. 911 E. Morehead St. 704-301-1564.


Dancing Through Latin American History III The Carolinas Latin Dance Company presents an encore performance featuring new dances from Latin American countries and Spain. Sat., April 16, 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Transformations Several pieces will be performed by the Dance Theatre of UNC Charlotte at the spring dance concert. April 20-23, 8pm; Apr. 24, 2pm. $5-$12. Robinson Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2599.


Charlotte Museum of History Our Changing Landscape: Early Views of People and Place in the Carolina Piedmont. An exhibition that illustrates and interprets the changes in the Carolina Piedmont landscape. April 7-May 25. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Discovery Place If These Walls Could Talk. The exhibit investigates the science and history of the structures that humans create. April 7-May 31. IMAX Dome. Now showing Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure and Forces of Nature. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Rural Voices and Visions: Local Communities Speak Out About Their Landscapes. April 7-20. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

Mint Museum of Art Creighton Michael: Patterns of Perception. April 7-July 3. Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Retrospective of Prints by Chuck Close. April 14-Aug. 7. Two Women and A Glass Of Wine. A one act play in search of personal truth and spiritual healing. Sat., April 16, 1 p.m. $15-$20. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. April 7-Dec. 31. Speaking Volumes: Vessels from the Collections of Mint Museums. April 7-17. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Tue.-Sun. Wine Classes. Sensory Evaluation. Apr. 19, 6:30-8pm. $30. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eewww, Yuck!. Understanding Nature's Most Unhuggable Creatures. Through Summer 2005. Our Changing Landscapes: Early views of people and places in Carolina Piedmont. April 7-May 15. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Readings & Signings

Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Nicholas Sparks. Author will sign his latest novel True Believer. Thu., April 14, 7 p.m. Dana Rader. Author will sign books and present golf workshop. Tue., April 19, 7 p.m. 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-341-9365.

Borders, Stonecrest Turner Stimpson. Discussion and book signing with author of Turnip, Everlasting. Sat., April 16, 2 p.m. B.J. McKee. Author of Color Me Khaki will read and sign book. Sat., April 23, 2 p.m. 7836 Rea Rd. 704-752-3782.

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