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Ronnie Po A day job took the former Rice student away from his college band to New York City. In Manhattan he did solo stuff in all the squalid dives along McDougal Street and other similar venues. Now he's back in town and playing pleasant pop tunes at the Duck. 8:30 p.m. McGonigel"s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 528-5999. $3.

wednesday
september 7
Noumenal Intersections: Portraits & Post-History Lessons and Sound Emporium Kitty Singleton and Christen Miller are the artists for the first show. "Noumenal Intersections" is rather purist work, and the collection includes straightforward portraits. Novel, eh? Karen Martin and Paul Waltman are responsible for "Sound Emporium," a collaborative installation. This installation, upstairs in Gallery II of the HCCS Fine Arts Center, is more in keeping with what local gallery mavens are accustomed to. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. HCCS Central College. Call for hours. Fine Arts Center, Galleries I & II, 3517 Austin, 630-7264.

Denise Chavez The writer, actress, playwright and teacher will read from her debut novel, Face of an Angel. Chavez has previously published a collection of short stories, The Last of the Menu Girls, and tours with her one-woman show, Women in the State of Grace. She also recently appeared in Vanity Fair tarting it up like nobody's business. It would be a mistake to pigeonhole Chavez as a Latina talent. Or even a woman writer slash whatever else you want to list. She is large. She contains multitudes. 7:30 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, 523-0701.

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