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Critic’s Picks: Violinist Mary Manning, PLOP puppetry, “Doubt” and world music group Libana

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 21, 2010 at 6:21 am |
May 17, 2010 11:23 am

Mary Manning concert

Violinist Mary Manning of the Northwest Sinfonietta will play 19th-century favorites in a solo recital, “Melodie” with pianist Bruce Berry. Program includes Schumann, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and more. 8 p.m. tonight. Admission by donation to benefit Peninsula Youth Orchestra and Chapel. The Chapel on Echo Bay, 400 Sixth Avenue, Fox Island. 253-549-7039, www.foxislandchapel.org

Puppetry of Dan Luce at PLOP

Olympia’s cutting-edge puppet company presents the weird and wistful puppetry of co-founder Daniel Luce. 8 p.m. tonight and May 22. $12/$8 student. Northern, 321 4th Ave., Olympia. 360-481-3029, www.plopolympia.org

Gold From Straw does “Doubt”

Tacoma’s newest theater company presents John Patrick Shanley’s Broadway hit and subsequent film “Doubt,” about a conservative nun and a suspicious priest. 8 p.m. Thur, Fri, Sat and 2 p.m. Sun through June 6. Mecca Building, 755 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-301-8004, www.goldfromstraw.org, www.brownpapertickets.com

World music women’s group Libana

Puget Sound Revels present the Boston women’s world music group Libana, singing and playing music from places as diverse as Nepal, Ireland, West Africa and Bulgaria. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $16/$11 students and seniors. First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-756-1804, www.pugetsoundrevels.org, www.libana.com

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