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Briefs: Organ, sax stars to play Carnegie concert

| Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Hurricane season continues in Pittsburgh.

Hammond B3 organ star Gene Ludwig and tenor saxophonist Lou Stellute will highlight a quartet at "Last Set at the Hurricane" Saturday in Carnegie.

The session is being offered to pay tribute to the Hurricane Lounge, a fabled Hill District bar that was the site of performances by some of jazz's most famous stars in the late '40s and '50s.

That homage joins a seven-concert tribute being offered at the Hill House community center in the Hill. Those concerts began in September, and the next one is Nov. 23.

The Carnegie concert also will feature drummer Tom Wendt and guitarist Ron Wilson .

Music begins 7 p.m. at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Admission is $20.

Details: Online .

More information about the Hill House series is available online or 412-392-4463.

-- Bob Karlovits

Flamenco troupe set to perform in Oakland

Carmelo Greco will lead her eponymous flamenco "compania" to open the eighth concert season of the Guitar Society of Fine Art on Saturday in Oakland.

Greco, a Madrid-based dancer, will lead a group of four dancers, two guitarists, a singer and a percussionist. Featured members of the troupe are guitarist Ricardo Marlow and gypsy singer Jesus Montoya .

Music begins 8 p.m. at Synod Hall, Craig Street, Oakland. Admission is $35.

Details: 412-281-1910.

-- Bob Karlovits

Cultural happenings today

• Pittsburgh Public Theater presents August Wilson's "Radio Golf" at 8 p.m. Performances continue through Nov. 2 at the O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $40-$55. 412-316-1600.

• CLO Cabaret presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through Feb. 1 at Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. $39.50. 412-456-6666.

• "Defending the Caveman" takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown. The play continues through Sunday. $35. 412-456-6666.

• Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents "New World" and Pittsburgh 250 at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $20-$79. 412-392-4900.

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