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Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 1, 2009 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
May 1, 2009 6:00 am

Vocal quintet Chic Gamine sing at the Rialto Friday night. Photo courtesy Broadway Center.

Chic Gamine at the Rialto

Canadian vocal quintet and 2009 JUNO Award-winners Chic Gamine sing lush harmonies, bass and rhythm in styles that range from African to Brazilian and French Canadian folk, with just a solo percussionist alongside. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $28 and $39/$15 with food donation. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.myspace.com/chicgamine

Northwest Repertory Singers go local

For their final concert of the year, the NRS team up with local choirs (Emerald Ridge High School Concert Choir, Curtis High School A Cappella Choir) and local composer Tom Walworth to sing a program celebrating Northwest singers and composers. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $18/$15/under-12 free. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-572-4831, www.nwrs.org

Figaro gets married at Seattle Opera

The beloved "Marriage of Figaro" comes back to Seattle Opera, starring Oren Gradus, Christine Brandes, Mariusz Kwiecien and Twyla Robinson. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 6, 8, 9, 13, 15; 2 p.m. May 3, 10 (family day $15 for under-18.) $15-$145. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, Seattle. 800-426-1619, www.seattleopera.org

Choral Arts sings about new beginnings

In "Mornings Like This,"
Tacoma’s Choral Arts choir sings work by Corigliano, Tippett, and a premiere by William Averitt (composer in attendance) exploring themes of morning, childhood and renewal. 7 p.m. Saturday. $23/$18 advance, $25/$20 at door. Students free. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K Street,
Tacoma. 877-404-3369, www.choral-arts.org

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