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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Venues include the Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse and Stage Door Theatre, 130 N. Tryon St.; the McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St.; and Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets: 704-372-1000. Check Web site for performance times. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Classical music, dance and theater events are listed elsewhere in this section.

SEPT. 27-28 – Celtic Crossroads. 7 young musicians revisit Irish music. McGlohon. $29.50 and up.

SEPT. 28 – NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour. Belk. $21 and up.

OCT. 9 – Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt. Acoustic music. Belk. $34.50 and up.

OCT. 14-19 – The Second City: Deface the Nation. Political comedy. Booth. $29.50 and up.

OCT. 21-26 – Defending the Caveman: Comedy about how men and women relate. Booth. $29.50 and up.

OCT. 26 – Janis Ian. McGlohon. $20 and up.

NOV. 9 – Duncan Sheik in Concert: The Music of “Spring Awakening.” Tony winning performs songs from the musical. McGlohon. $29.50 and up.

NOV. 21-23 – Squonk Opera: Charlotte the Opera. Music, dance and humor in a punk-vaudevillian toast to the city. McGlohon. $29 and up.

NOV. 23 – Soweto Gospel Choir. African gospel music. Belk. $10 and up.

NOV. 24-25 – Rain: The Beatles Experience. The Fab Four's full discography. Belk. $21.

Nov. 28-29 – The Derek Trucks Band. World music featuring guitarist Trucks. McGlohon. $30 and up.

NOV. 30 – Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Rock interpretation of holiday classics. Belk. $39.50 and up.

DEC. 2-14 – Sister's Christmas Catechism. Holiday mystery: What happened to the Magi's gold? Booth. $29.50 and up.

DEC. 4 – Boys of the Lough: A Celtic Christmas. McGlohon. $27 and up.

DEC. 5 – Richie Havens. McGlohon. $20 and up.

DEC. 30 – Claire Lynch Band. Bluegrass. McGlohon. $20 and up.

JAN 17. - Daniel Bernard Roumain. Music with classical, Haitian influence. McGlohon. $14 and up.

FEB. 6-7 – Chicago City Limits: MySpace or Yours? Comedy revue. Booth. $29.50 and up.

FEB. 8 – DRUMline Live. Percussionists perform hip hop and R&B. Belk. $25 and up.

FEB. 10-22 – Les Lankhorst: Red, Hot & Swing!: Tunes by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee and more. Booth. $29.50 and up.

FEB. 14 – Tiempo Libre. Latin music. McGlohon. $29 and up.

FEB. 16 – Harlem Gospel Choir. McGlohon. $29.50 and up.

FEB. 25 – Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers and Dr. John & The Lower 911. Belk. $24 and up.

MAR. 8 – Leahy. Fiddle-driven music and dance. McGlohon. $27.50 and up.

MAR. 22-23 – Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Mariachi music. McGlohon. $24.50 and up.

MAR. 24-29 – Dixie's Tupperware Party. Comedy from the fast-talking Tupperware lady. Booth. $29.50 and up.

APRIL 10 – Cherryholmes. Bluegrass. McGlohon, $22.50 and up.

APRIL 30 – Chris Botti. Trumpet music linking classical, jazz and pop. Belk. $21.50 and up.

MAY 2-3 – Bob the Builder Live!: Spuds Big Mess. For pre-school audiences. Belk. $19 and up.

MAY 4 – Ravi Shankar. Indian music. Belk. $20 and up.

Charlotte Bobcats Arena

333 E. Trade St. 800-495-2295.

www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

SEPT. 5 – Gaither Homecoming. Gospel music with Bill Gaither. 7 p.m. $19.50-$39.50.

OCT. 8-12 – Disney on Ice. $14-$60. Various times.

OCT. 30 – New Kids on the Block. 8 p.m. $35-$75.

NOV. 12 – So You Think You Can Dance Tour, 7:30 p.m. $35-$54.50.

NOV. 21 – Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, 8 p.m. Prices TBA.

Charlotte Folk Society

Unless otherwise noted, events are free and at 7:30 p.m. at The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. 704-563-7080. www.folksociety.org.

SEPT. 12 – Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.

SEPT. 8-21 – On stage at Festival in the Park, Freedom Park, 1409 East Blvd. See Web site for performance schedule.

OCT. 10 – Roy Book Binder, blues singing, guitar picking.

NOV. 14 – Carolina Gator Gumbo, Cajun music.

NOV. 21 – Canadian fiddling and stepdancing virtuoso April Verch and the April Verch Band. 8 p.m. $10-$15 advance tickets available at the Web site; $12-$17 at the door.

DEC. 7 - Holiday potluck dinner with Darin Aldridge & Brooke Justice, 5-10 p.m. in Broach Hall, St. John's Baptist Church, Hawthorne Lane. Bring a dish to share or donate $5.

JAN. 9 – Fayssoux McLean.

FEB. 6 – Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Mike Craver with Joe Newberry.

MAR. 13 – Scottish folksingers Sara Grey and Kieron Means.

APRIL 10 – Annual Young Talent Showcase.

MAY 8 – African stories and music of The Healing Force.

JUNE 12 – Down Home Stories with H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler.

Tremont Music Hall

400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494.

www.tremontmusichall.com.

SEPT. 4 – Yarn (Americana) 7 p.m. $6/$8.

SEPT. 5 – Baumer (pop) 8 p.m. $8/$10.

SEPT. 6 – Anthony Green (pop), 7 p.m. $12/$14.

SEPT. 9 – Scary Kids Scaring Kids/Finch (rock), $6, $15-$17.50.

SEPT. 11 – The Body Bags (punk), 7 p.m. $6/$8.

SEPT. 12 – Rock the Vote with Alternative Champs, 7 p.m., $8-$10.

SEPT. 13 – The Turnstiles (country), 8 p.m. $8/$10.

SEPT. 18 – The Mother Truckers (country-rock), 7 p.m.. $8/$10.

SEPT. 20 – Antiseen (punk) 9 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 24 – Nightwish (metal), 7 p.m. $25/$30.

SEPT. 27 – Amorphis (metal), 7 p.m. $14/$16.

OCT. 18 – EchoCode (rock), 8 p.m. $6/$8.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

707 Pavilion Blvd. Concert Line: 704-549-5555. Ticket prices vary; visit ticketmaster.com or livenation.com.

SEPT. 5 – Brooks & Dunn and ZZ Top with Rodney Atkins. 7 p.m.

SEPT. 17 – 3 Doors Down with Hinder, Finger Eleven and American Bang. 5 p.m. doors. 6 p.m. show.

SEPT. 27 – Mary J. Blige with Robin Thicke. 6 p.m. doors. 7 p.m. show.

OCT. 3 – Martina McBride with Jack Ingramm and Jason Michael Carroll. 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show.

OCT. 4 – Phil Lesh & Friends and The Allman Brothers Band. 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show.

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