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Jack Handy's got nothin' on Amadeus: Deep Thoughts by Mozart: "People think I was poisoned because, post-mortem, my body was swollen and elastic. But really, people should have thought I was poisoned because I LOVED DRINKING POISON." For more musically Deep Mozart, head to Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-533-2500) on Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, at 8 p.m.; there you'll see the Symphony Chorus, as conducted by Nicholas McGegan. A cool $20 covers the concert and a reception to follow.

Rome wasn't built in a day: ....but of course, the Romans didn't have any fundraising help from their local up-'n' coming emo-pop band. Lucky for Habitat for Humanity, they do have such support, thanks to the "Building Homes with Building Rome" benefit. The proficient popsters-turned-humanitarians will be performing with the Dead End at Fontbonne University's Dunham Student Activity Center (6800 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-3456) on Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m. Beyond the $2 minimum donation, band and charity merchandise will be sold to benefit the cause.

He has a dream, too: Local Jewish-music artist Rick Recht strongly believes in eliminating prejudice. Hey! Kinda like Martin Luther King Jr.! In fact, Recht will be performing his "Tear Down The Walls: Teen Initiative" concert at University City High School (7401 Balson Avenue, University City; 314-290-4100) on Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Through this free program, Recht will be educating teenagers on how to become peer leaders and help do away with bigotry in the community. MLK would be proud.

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