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Raleigh
Working

Cardinal Gibbons Perfoming Arts Center—Today is the day of rest, but if you haven't seen the Justice Theater Project's Working, this afternoon's matinee performance is your last chance. There are some monologists whose work probably wouldn't translate into a musical (My Dinner with Andre, anyone?), but this collection of songs based on monologues derived from the work of Studs Terkel packs a wicked kick—literally, since Wicked's Stephen Schwartz is one of the individuals to do the songs, along with the likes of James Taylor. The tales are based on stories from what National Public Radio called "the quintessential book for Labor Day," where Terkel interviewed more than 130 people across the country about their jobs, including a fireman, a secretary and a migrant worker. It's perhaps the musical most relevant to this current economy, a hilarious and touching look at what it takes to make a living in the modern world. The performance runs June 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. and today at 2 p.m. Call 264-7089 for a reservation or e-mail Marketing@thejusticetheaterproject.org. —Zack Smith


Raleigh
Scott Miller and Rob Watson

Sadlack's—The Loud Family leader; the Knoxvillian who entertains with his band, The Commonwealth; another from Nashville who's released a record or two: There are Scott Millers aplenty in this musical world. Raleigh claims its own, too, and our Miller, who is playing tonight, is a fiery guitar player and gritty singer who's fronted a couple of his own bands when not serving secret-weapon stints in the likes of Six String Drag and the Olympic Ass Kickin Team. We're aware of only one musical Rob Watson, though, a gifted vocalist and songwriter with gospel in his heart and Stevie Wonder in his soul. The music starts at 5 p.m., and someone had best pass the hat for the rest of us to fill. —Rick Cornell

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