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By MARY ELMORE, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 15, 2002

Sickles to host spring fashion show

See the lastest spring fashions as students from Sickles High School head down the runway to model styles from its fourth annual spring fashion show, "Trends Tunes 2002."

These students from the Academy of Fashion and DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) are responsible for the entire production of the show, from selecting the theme, music and clothing to constructing the props, doing the choreography and promoting the show.

Guest host and commentator, Lisa Paige, DJ from WFLZ-FM 93.3, will present the styles at 7:30 tonight. The show will feature items from Citrus Park Town Center and International Plaza. The event is in the auditorium at Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway. Tickets are $2 at the school book store, or $3 at the door. For information, call 631-4742.

Guitarist to perform at Unitarian church

Inventive instrumentalist Annie Gallop plays the guitar with complex picking patterns and imaginative lyrics.

Gallop has been touring full time since she released her first CD, Cause and Effect in 1994. Since then she has appeared across the United States and Canada in the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Napa Valley Music Festival and at the Bottom Line in New York City.

Gallop is a past winner of the Napa Valley Folk Festival Emerging Songwriters Competition. Her writings combine elaborate tales of fiction with the complexity of poetry. As a teenager, she learned to play the guitar by listening to records by Doc Watson and blues great Mississippi John Hurt.

Her fifth album, Swerve was released last year. Gallop will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. For information, call 218-3463.

Russian choir to perform

A seven-person choral ensemble is coming to Tampa all the way from St. Petersburg -- St. Petersburg, Russia, that is.

All members sing professionally as individuals from opera to Orthodox worship. Archiglas, which means "outstanding heavenly voices," will present a one-hour program of sacred music from the Russian Orthodox Church along with a Russian folk song or two. Conductor and baritone Dmitry Vorobjev, is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and a conductor at the National Musical Theater of Belarus.

The event is open to the public and a free will offering will be received at the door. The concert is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W Linebaugh Ave. For information, call 961-8747.

-- If you have any cultural or entertainment news, write to Mary Elmore at North of Tampa, St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618. Fax (813) 269-5310. Or e-mail us at

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