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Weekly highlights for arts and entertainment in the Triangle.


Sam Stephenson, author of Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project and curator of the accompanying Center for Documentary Studies exhibition of Smith's photographs of 1950s Pittsburgh, will hold a lecture titled "The Jazz Loft Tapes: W. Eugene Smith's Obsession with Music." 7 p.m., Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 660-3663. Free.

Can human quality of life be improved without imperiling the Earth's ecosystems? Can communities sustain themselves with their own resources and still achieve the goals of economic growth and social justice? Come explore these questions at the Fifth Annual Park Scholarships Symposium titled "A Sustainable Future: Challenging Communities to Change." 2-7:30 p.m., Stewart Theater at Talley Student Center, NCSU, Raleigh. 833-4664. Free to the public, no registration required.

Chester: NC Farmer/Tarheel Legend, a documentary produced by photographer Sonia Katchian, celebrates the life of Chester Copeland, the 80-year-old vegetable farmer who sells his produce every Saturday morning at his stand behind Mariakakis Plaza near Eastgate Shopping Center. The video will air Friday on the People's Channel (Channel 8) at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at 8:30 a.m. and once more at 2:30 p.m. The People's Channel, 960-0088.

The N.C. Central University chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will sponsor a Community Awareness Rally from noon to 6 p.m. in the James E. Shepard Library Bowl on the campus of NCCU in Durham. The purpose of the family-oriented rally is to raise awareness about current issues ranging from health education and race to the war in Iraq and the brewing conflict in North Korea. NCCU Campus, Durham. 286-2182. Free and open to the public.

More than 60 artists from Chatham County will put their work up for auction at the Chatham Art Auction at Fearrington Village. Proceeds from the auction go to the Chatham County Arts Council. The preview and silent auction begin at 3 p.m. in the Fearrington Barn, followed by a live auction at 4 p.m. and gala dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fearrington Village, south of Chapel Hill on U.S. 15-501. 542-0394. Admission is $5.

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce will host its annual legislative breakfast this morning from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. This is a great chance for the business community of Durham and the Triangle to learn about public policy issues that may affect the Bull City and North Carolina during the 2003 legislative session. To register, contact Anne Peele at 682-2133, ext. 245 or apeele@durhamchamber.org.

Charlotte punk label Deep Elm Records presents Too Young to Die, a concert benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, tonight at Go! Room 4. Stalwarts of post-hardcore Brandtson will headline; with Red Animal War, Desert City Soundtrack, Settlefish and David Singer also appearing. 100-F Brewer Lane, Carrboro. 969-1400.

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