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‘Oklahoma’: Matthews Playhouse will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, “Oklahoma,” on June 17.

The play is set in a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which a handsome cowboy and a winsome farm girl play out their love story.

Admission is $18; $15 students and seniors; $12 children 10 and younger. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St. E. Details: 704-846-8343.

Town survey: The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource Department has created a 10-question survey to better measure how residents hear about events, which are most popular, and how to create a better experience. Survey link:

Grammy Camp

Young musician recognized: The Grammy Foundation selected 142 high school students, out of more than 800 applicants, from 117 cities in 30 states, to attend one of three Grammy Camp programs this summer.

Five musicians represent North Carolina, including Devon Ponds of Charlotte.

The program provides the students with the chance to work with music industry professionals to enhance their abilities, from music production and journalism to individual instruments and vocals. Each student is selected for the track or genre for which they are best-suited.

Ponds will be in the electronic music production track and will attend the New York camp.

Mint Hill

Concert: Set up your lawn chairs and blankets on the front lawn of Town Hall and enjoy the music of Horsefly 7:30 June 25. Playing multiple styles of rock and roll as well as blues, Horsefly plays old favorites as well as some deeper cuts, covering classic rock of the 60s and 70s with an occasional twist.

Charlotte Arts Chat

Meeting: The art chat gatherings bring together creative talent and thinking to help define local art culture. Pull up a chair and get in on the conversation 5-7 p.m. June 16 at Common Market, SouthEnd. Meets every third Thursday of the month. Details:

Indian Land

American Legion Post: The Department of South Carolina - American Legion has authorized the formation for a new American Legion Post in the Indian Land area. Anyone interested in being a part of this veterans organization should contact the formation team: William Chick, 803-422-9486 or, Jerry Marcus, 540-693-5386 or; or John Marker, 704-843-6930 or