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If folk music, classical piano, ethnic dance, fine singing and Dixieland jazz appeal to you, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is going to be just the ticket next season.

The estimable North County arts series, now in its 14th year, has put together a colorful, diverse slate of cultural events for the 1995-1996 concert season.

PAAL's season begins Sept. 30 with a free public concert by the Naval Academy Wind Ensemble, the area's premier band.

The folk idiom is explored Nov. 18 with an appearance by Ann Zimmerman, a singer from Manhattan, Kan. She will perform an eclectic mix of original songs, hits from the 1930s and 1940s, pop favorites and folk classics. Ms. Zimmerman , a pianist, singer and graduate of Harvard Law School, will be accompanied by guitarist Kelly Werts.

On Jan. 26, the New York keyboard team of Goldina and Lumbrozo will be at North County High School to perform staples of the four-handed piano repertoire.

On Feb. 26, PAAL has scheduled the Allnations Dance Company, a New York City troupe that specializes in dances from around the world. In their "Joy in Every Land" program, the dancers perform in colorful costumes that highlight the wonderful ethnic traditions that make choreography a universal language.

"Performers Three," a trio featuring a soprano, baritone and pianist, will come to North County on March 9 in a program of art songs, piano solos, opera and operetta highlights and the best of Broadway.

On April 27, the "Sounds of New Orleans," a Dixieland ensemble, will raise the roof. The group is back by popular demand after a triumphal appearance on PAAL's concert schedule three years ago.

"The people just loved them," says Eloise Vaughn, PAAL's founding godmother.

All concerts will be held at North County High School and begin at 8 p.m.

For some unearthly reason, PAAL has been able to hold its season subscription rate to $20. For reservations, call 636-2579 or 859-8047.

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