For 13 years, RIVERDANCE has injected a great appreciation of Irish song and dance into the cultures of 32 countries on four continents. This epic celebration of Irish tradition has sold more than 2.5 million copies of its Grammy-winning CD, and now the performers are calling it quits with eight farewell shows at the fabulous Fox Theatre this week, beginning Tues., MAY 13. If you weren't one of the 21 million to catch their previous 10,000 performances, now is the time to see what the Washington Post describes as "a phenomenon of historic proportions." The thunderous feet of more than 100 Irish dancers are directed by John McColgan and perform to music composed by Bill Whelan. Through May 18. $25-$62. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.
(Photo Â© 2003 Joan Marcus)