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Project Dance, Voices Carry and more

SEPTEMBER 22 SATURDAY

Radio City Music Hall Rockettes captain Cheryl Cutlip founded the New York-based dance ensemble PROJECT DANCE in 2001 after the Sept. 11 attacks to help New Yorkers heal. Every year since then the troupe has performed on a makeshift stage at 44th Street and Broadway. In 2002, Project Dance hit the road for a world tour. It comes to Atlanta for the first time this weekend for an afternoon's worth of performances at Centennial Olympic Park. Free. Noon-7 p.m. Centennial Olympic Park Amphitheater, 285 International Blvd. 404-222-7275. www.projectdance.com. (Stephanie Junca)

SEPTEMBER 22 SATURDAY

Gulf Coast musicians, dancers, actors and spoken-word artists displaced by Hurricane Katrina share their stories and their artistry in UPROOTED: THE KATRINA PROJECT (pictured), a collaboration of Alternate ROOTS and Holden & Arts Association. Roscoe Reddix directs a group of artists that includes Kathy Randels and Sean LaRocca of Artspot Productions, John and William O'Neal of Junebug Productions, and spoken-word artist Saddi Khali, among others. See Culture Surfing for more. $15. 7 p.m. 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-577-1079. www.alternateroots.org/uprooted.asp. (Curt Holman)

SEPTEMBER 22 SATURDAY

For Emory University creative writing professor Natasha Trethewey, her recent receipt of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry has had a pleasant side effect. It gave local media an excuse to devote coverage to a subject typically treated as a niche interest (or ignored altogether). Whether the press attention translates into bigger audiences should be obvious at VOICES CARRY, a poetry and spoken-word performance bringing together some of the city's best and best-known poetic performers, including Collin Kelley, Megan "Dr. Madelyn Hatter" Volpert and Kodac Harrison. Free. 8 p.m. Composition Gallery, 1388 McLendon Ave. 678-982-9764. www.compositiongallery.com. (Andisheh Nouraee)

SEPT. 27 JAMES BROWN: THE MAN, THE MUSIC, HIS INFLUENCE Music, lectures and discussions surrounding the soul legend at the High Museum. www.high.org.

SEPT. 27 HENRY ROLLINS Performs spoken word at the Roxy. www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 1 ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY The annual monthlong event opens up at galleries all over town. www.acpinfo.org.

OCT. 1 COMMON AND Q-TIP Bounce with their tour to the Tabernacle. www.livenation.com.

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