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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 15, 2002


TODAY-FEB. 28: Historic memorabilia of three Pasco County pioneering ranch families -- Joseph and Albert Barthle, W.H. Mitchell and Jay Starkey -- is on exhibit at the Pottberg Library on the west campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Viewing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

TODAY-FEB. 28: Works by Yvette Galliher and Antonio Caparello are on exhibit at the Pasco Art Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hand-colored photographs of American Diners by Karren Doll Tolliver are on exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Mondays through Saturdays. Parking and admission are free.

TODAY-FEB. 22: Winners and entrants in the 11th annual juried fine art show at West Pasco Art Guild will be on exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Feb. 22. The gallery is at 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Admission is free.

TODAY-SUNDAY: The musical Crazy For You continues at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $35.95; show only, $24.95. Ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; elsewhere, toll free at (888) 655-7469.

TODAY-FEB. 24: The musical Pump Boys and Dinettes continues at Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $32.50; show only, $19.95, plus $2 for credit card orders, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 847-0019.

TODAY: Pianist Brian Wingate will perform a concert of Christian music and popular songs at 7 p.m. at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Admission is free, but a donation will be accepted.

TODAY: Showtime's Jack Kearney will perform at 8:15 today at Bonkerz Comedy Club in the Club Manhattan, U.S. 19 and State Road 52 in the Bayonet Square shopping center, Hudson. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:15 p.m. Admission is $7, open seating.

SATURDAY: The New Age South American musical group Mallku will perform at 2 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12, $14 and $16 and can be purchased 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the box office outside the bookstore on the west campus of PHCC or at the door the day of the concert.

SATURDAY: Actor/scholar Joan Wolfberg will perform Meet Eleanor Roosevelt at 2 p.m. at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. A discussion, in which Ms. Wolfberg answers questions both in the Eleanor Roosevelt character and as a scholar, will follow the performance. The show is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is free.

SATURDAY: The Aripeka Elks Lodge No. 2520 will present Rob Prospect in A Tribute to Tom Jones at a dinner show at the lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Prospect has performed his impersonation of the singer in Las Vegas and in tours. Dinner is at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show, $19, reserved seating. Tickets are available in the office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Call (727) 868-2994.

SUNDAY: The First United Methodist Church of Hudson will present Festival of Choirs at 4 p.m. featuring choirs from Faith United, First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, St. Mark's Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church of Hudson. Each choir will sing two selections; then the combined choirs will sing together. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Admission is free, but an offering will be accepted.

MONDAY-FEB. 24: The 55th annual Pasco County Fair will be held in Dade City. Hours are 3 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3-11:30 p.m. Feb. 22; 10 a.m.-midnight, Feb. 23; and noon-7 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12. Parking is free. Events include daily entertainment in Dan Cannon Auditorium, a horticultural exhibit, an art show, livestock show, plant show, the Miss Heart of Florida Pageant at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, preceded by the talent contest at 6 p.m., and the the Back Porch baked goods and craft show. The fairgrounds are off State Road 52 just west of Dade City.

TUESDAY: Country singer Evan Daniels will headline the show for Seniors Are Someone Special "Sassy" Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gulf View Mall. Also performing are Wayne Lucas and Katie Donahue. Other events go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

TUESDAY: The Centennial Opera Group will study composer Richard Strauss at the Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. The program is at 12:30 p.m. and includes a discussion of Strauss' life and listening to a chronological audio of his orchestral works. The program concludes with a video of his one-act opera Salome, featuring Catherine Malfitano in the title role.


TODAY-MARCH 30: Oil paintings by the Florida Highwaymen are on exhibit at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. (one block north of the Hernando County Courthouse), Brooksville. The 26 paintings were done from the early 1950s through the mid 1970s and were sold by the roadside to tourists. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

TODAY-MARCH 16: An exhibit by fabric artist June Colburn continues at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 100 Alt. 19, Tarpon Springs. Ms. Colburn works with vintage Japanese silks and modern fabrics. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Admission is free.

TODAY-SUNDAY: An Evening with Irving Berlin, a musical revue featuring Irv Clark, Pam Surbaugh, Richard Flury and Shirley Button in a cast of 30 costumed singers, will be at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $14. The box office is open Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sat. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

SATURDAY: Country music singer Bobby Bare will perform at 2 p.m. at Weeki Wachee Springs park, 6131 Commercial Way (U.S. 19 at State Road 50), Spring Hill. Admission to the concert is included in the park ticket and is $15.95 for adults, $12.95 for ages 3-10 and $13.45 for ages 55 and older.

SATURDAY: The Rosstyn Ice Show will perform "Broadway on Ice" at 2 and 8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. The glitzy ice show is a first for the center. The show features excepts from the musical Grease and a salute to Hollywood. Tickets are $20. Call (727) 942-5605 for availability.


SUNDAY: The Show Palace Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Man of LaMancha from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter-mile north of the Pasco-Hernando border), Spring Hill. Rehearsals begin March 18; performances are Wednesdays through Sundays, April 5-May 12. Those who audition should bring a resume, photo, sheet music and be prepared to sing, dance and read. Resumes, photos and videos can also be sent to Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. All positions are paid. Call (727) 863-7949 for details.

MONDAY-TUESDAY: Richey Suncoast Theatre will hold auditions for the mystery Nightwatch at 7 p.m. at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Director is Bob Reece. Roles are for adult males and females. Production dates are April 11-28.

MONDAY-TUESDAY: The Angel Cabaret Theatre will hold auditions for the musicals Grease and Bravo, Broadway and the plays You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water Is Running and The Odd Couple Female Version at 7 p.m. Monday for adults ages 18-70 and at 7 p.m. Tuesday for teens 13-17. The theater is at 5201 U.S. 19 (Southgate Shopping Center), New Port Richey. Those who audition for the musicals should bring sheet music, dance shoes, photo and resume. Those auditioning for plays should bring resumes and photos. Play dates are weekends May 24-Oct. 20. All physical and ethnic types are invited to audition.

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