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acoustic, folk & country

Ani DiFranco at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Mon., April 21, 8 p.m. $26.50. Tickets call 520-7469.

Annual band scramble and Southern Exposure, Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads, Black Forest. $2-$4. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 278-8108 or www.blackroseacoustic.org.

Plugged In: Praise Music and socializing, Music led by the Metro North Praise and Worship Band. Bring beverage or munchie to share. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. Holy Apostles (Oro Blanco and North Carefree) and Fri., May 30, 7:30, Our Lady of the Pines in Black Forest. More info: www.areyoupluggedin.org or 599-5826.

Plugged In: Praise Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, SE corner of Oro Blonco and N. Carefree Circle. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. For more call, 599-5826.

Tom Rush, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20. Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 495-9654 or www.blackroseacoustic.org for more.

Erika Luckett and Joe Uveges, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Benefit concert for TESSA. $20-$25. Sat., April 26, 7 p.m. 633-1642.

Dar Williams at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25. Sat. May 3, 9 p.m. 18+ 955-5664. Tickets on sale April 3.

Traditional Irish session at Jack Quinn's Pub, 21 S. Tejon St. Sundays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 260-1389.

Bluegrass Jam session at Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St. Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m


classical

Da Vinci Quartet and Uncle Henry's Ragtime Band, Business of Art Center Annex, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou. $25. Sat., April 19, 6-9 p.m. 303-871-6964.

Written at the Close of a Life The DaVinci Quartet with Bill Jackson, CSO principal clarinet Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Featuring works by Brahms, Haydn and Bartok. $8-$15. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. 389-6607.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs season finale concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte. Featuring Susan Grace, piano soloist playing music of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. $6-$12 Adults, Sun., April 27, 2:30 p.m. For more, call 632-7934.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 950 Vindicator Drive. Featuring 35 flutes ranging from bass to piccolo, directed by Karen Morsch. Free. Sun., April 27, 3 p.m. For more, call 266-1571.

Colorado College Chamber Orchestra in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Featuring works by Telemann, Kabalevsky, Howard Hanson and Peter Warlock. Free. Tues., April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Lawrence Leighton Smith conducts the Philharmonic in works by Verdi, Beethoven and Brahms. Maestro Smith will also be the soloist, performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto # 2 with the Orchestra. $21. Thurs.-Fri., May 1-2, 8 p.m. For more, call 520-SHOW.

Unbalancing Act with composer Michael Theodore, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Avant-garde improvisation group in concert, includes world premiere performance of a piece for computer. Free. Sun., May 4, 2 p.m. For more, call 634-5496.


bells

Pikes Peak Ringers, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Sun. May 4, 3 p.m. 633-8888. AND: St. Paul's UMC, 2111 Carlton Ave., Sun. May 18, 4 p.m. 634-7046.


drum circles

Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., holding a weekly community drum circle. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Call 685-0986.

Youth Outreach Center, 1801 N. Union, holding a weekly community drum circle. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 447 9697.


hip hop

Bone Thugs N Harmony, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $25-$27. Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. 955-5664.


reggae

Yami Bolo, at The Alumni, 3881 E. Pikes Peak (Academy & Pikes Peak). Caribbean dance follows. $13.75. Wed., April 30, 8 p.m. 632-0599 or 238-1161.


music announcements

Black Rose Acoustic Society's Spring Group Lessons begin the week of April 21. Classes include Music Theory, Bodhran (Celtic drum), Songwriting, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Fiddle, Fingerstyle Guitar Fundamentals, and more. Classes are one hour a week for six weeks, at Meeker Music, 113 E. Bijou St. $69-$79. Registration required; call 578-0254 or visit www.blackroseacoustic.org.

Drum Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Learn West African rhythms for djembe and djun djun taught by Crystal Bliss Brandl. Call 632.7511.

Musicians Improvisation Classes, Fusion Pointe Center for Integrated Arts, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Increase your improvisational skills with world renowned guitarist, Barry Wedgle, who has taught and performed for over 30 years. Sundays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Call 632-7511 for more.

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