Russian armed forces performing group the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble mix it up with Russian culture and patriotic fare. Diplomatically, they'll be performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as the Russian National Anthem, along with folk songs and classic Russian dances. The ensemble, created back in '77 from the USSR Strategic Missile Forces, has become an artistic ambassador of sorts for Russia--they're the only military group that's performed in Hong Kong since its reunion with Mainland China. They'll be performing Wednesday, March 27, at Durham's Carolina Theatre. Call 560-3030 for details.