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September 21, 2000|By Karin Remesch

Lou Rawls at Ocean Downs

Grammy Award-winning singer Lou Rawls, who has recorded more than 60 albums during a career that spans more than 40 years, performs tomorrow at Bally's at Ocean Downs near Ocean City. Expect to hear songs from Rawls' newest album, "Season 4 U," and his hits from the '60s and '70s, including "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine."

Roomful of Blues, twice named the Down Beat International "Blues Band of the Year," opens the show. The concert benefits the United Negro College Fund and Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Ocean Downs harness racing track is at routes 50 and 589, four miles west of Ocean City. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is $24 and $30, general admission $19. Call 410-481-SEAT or 410-641-0600, or visit the Web site at www.oceandowns.com.

Mountain Heritage Festival

Enjoy autumn colors and views of the Blue Ridge mountains while browsing nearly 200 juried displays this weekend at the 25th annual Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Among the items to be offered are baskets, clothing and accessories, fine and folk art, jewelry, leather works, hand-crafted musical instruments, pottery, quilts, stained and blown glass, dolls and toys. You can also listen to Appalachian music and sample a variety of food. Or take a picnic to enjoy in the shady glade.

The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday at Sam Michael's Park, off Route 340 between Harpers Ferry and Charles Town. Admission is $5, $3 ages 6-17. Call 800-624-0577, or visit the Web site at www.jeffersoncounty.com/mha&cf.

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