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Saturday Queen City Speedway presents the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Race. For information, call 485-0201.
Saturday Martin Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fund-raiser. Chicken plates will go on sale at 10 a.m. for $5. A craft sale begins at 9 a.m., which will include antiques, gel candles, baskets, wood crafts and more. For information, call Robin at 737-5968 or Rae at 737-5333.
Saturday Meridian Community College's Phi Beta Lambda chapter will sponsor the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual walk at Bonita Lakes. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served after the walk. For more information, call Brenda Arnsdorff, PBL chapter adviser, at 484-8810, or the MS Society at (601) 856-7575.
Saturday Enterprise Fire Department and Ambulance Service will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 a plate. For information, call Bessie Speed at 659-4502.
Saturday Newton County Elementary School and Newton County Junior High School will hold their annual "Beauty and Beau" pageants at 6 p.m. at the East Central Community College auditorium. Tickets are $3. For more information, call Judy Leach 635-2718 or Pam Keith 635-2956.
April 21 The Central Mississippi Spring Review Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. at East Central Community College's Huff Auditorium. The entry fee is $35, photo fee is $10. Contestants should wear Sunday dresses. Registration deadline is April 16. For information, call 683-7985.
April 21 The "Elvis Presley Show" featuring a 12-member cast with a live band and a sound and light show at 7 p.m., at Kemper Academy Gymnasium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Children under 4 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Kemper Academy High School office.
The 1st Annual Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival will take place April 22-29, at various locations around the city.
Sunday, April 22 Pianist Michael Gurt will present a program at the B'nai B'rith Literary Club at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, April 23 The Atlanta Virtuosi, an ensemble of international reputation, will perform at Crawford Street United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24 John Paul and Shawn Leopard, duo harpsichordists, will perform an all-Spanish program on two Lautenwerk (gut-strung harpsichords), at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Wednesday, April 25 The B'nai B'rith Literary Club, 721 Clay Street, will host Trio Mississippi, including violinist Stephen Redfield, cellist Dieter WulfLorst, and pianist Mary Ann Stringer, all of the University of Southern Mississippi music faculty, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 The Mississippi Symphony String Quartet will perform a varied chamber music program including significant Spanish works at the old Court House Museum, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27 Duo-guitarists Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Loncar will perform a uniquely arranged program of Spanish music at the Old Court House Museum at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 Soprano Mary Ann Kyle and pianist Theresa Sanchez will perform a program that includes Luigi Zaninelli's "The Battle for Vicksburg," as well as several Spanish songs at the B'nai B'rith Literary Club at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 The Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South Street, will host Argentine guitarist Roberto Aussel, winner of many international guitar competitions, at 2:30 p.m.
For tickets or additional information on the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival, contact Ellis Koury at (601) 636-0390.
CONCERTS
Lorrie Morgan to perform at Silver Star
Silver Star Hotel and Casino will present country music star Lorrie Morgan in concert, April 7, at 8 p.m. in the Silver Star Conference Center.
Reserve your tickets today. Limited VIP seating is available. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be purchased at the Silver Star Box Office by calling (800) 557-0711.
Must be 21 years or older to attend.
The Silver Star conference center is a non-smoking facility.
Memphis:
Tickets available at Cat's Music, Piggly Wiggly, Pop Tunes (Collierville), Sound Shop (Dyersburg), and select SuperValu stores.
To charge by phone, call (901) 525-1515, Memphis. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com
March 28-April 21, Phantom of the Opera times vary, Orpheum Theatre, prices vary
New Orleans
Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster centers, through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com.
April 7, George Strait, tickets on sale now.
Biloxi
Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster centers, through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com.
June 15, Martina McBride, tickets on sale Feb. 20.
Philadelphia:
Tickets may be purchased at the Silver Star box office by calling (800) 557-0711. All tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 years or older to attend. The Silver Star Conference Center is a non-smoking facility.
April 21, Wynonna, 8 p.m., tickets on sale now

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