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No longer Lil', Bow Wow raps on

By SHANNON BREEN, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 27, 2002

Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from wine tastings to stand-up comedy.

Lil' Bow Wow recently dropped his far-too-common "Lil' " for a more unique moniker: Bow Wow, meaning friends can palindromically call him Wow.

At 4 feet 8, Bow Wow has released his second album, Beware of the Dog, made his silver screen debut this summer in Like Mike, and launched his own clothing line, Bow Ware.

The Columbus, Ohio, native -- whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss -- made his recording debut at the age of 6, with a guest appearance on Snoop Doggy Dog's 1993 album Doggystyle. Dogg gave Moss his canine nickname and helped him sign a deal with Death Row Records. Following several futile sessions at Death Row, Epic Records picked up Bow Wow.

The 15-year-old made it into the Guinness World Records two years ago as the youngest solo rapper to hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts.

Opening the show are teen groups B2K and IMx, formerly Immature reborn.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. at St. Pete Times Forum. Tickets are $33.75. Call 287-8844.


SO A LAWYER, A PRIEST AND AN ATHEIST WALK INTO A BAR . . . Performers John McGivern, Doug Cooney and Rob Nash join forces for the first time, directed by Wendy Leigh, to present a challenging look at their unusual perspectives on life, spirituality and the modern world. Using original material, McGivern brings his experiences from Catholic school and seminary, Cooney draws on time spent as an attorney and Nash grapples a chicken-and-egg-type question: "Who came first, us or God?" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Shimberg Playhouse; $15.50. Call 229-7827.

GONE WITH THE WINE: Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler, along with many other southern belles and gents, flaunt their finest drapery at Tampa Theatre's Gone with the Wine. The wine-tasting benefit for the historic theater is hosted by former TV reporter Cathy Unruh and her husband, Tom Sansone. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; $45-$75. Call 274-8286.

STEVE REID'S DREAMSCAPES: Former Supertramp percussionist and founding member of the Rippingtons, Steve Reid has given life to another musical venture: Dreamscapes. Reid's Dreamscapes is a theatrical concert combining music, dance and staging. 8 p.m.; Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg; $29-$33. Call 287-8844.

JUDAH FRIEDLANDER: While studying at New York University, Judah Friedlander write, directed and starred in a short film, Aaron Acne and his Uncomfortably Colossal Zit, later shown on MTV. But Friedlander decided stand-up was his true calling. 8 and 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; Comedy Improv and Restaurant, Centro Ybor; $12-$16. Call 864-4000.


ALL THAT GLITTERS: The fifth annual All That Glitters, a wine tasting and silent auction, benefits the MacDonald Training Center Foundation. Local celebrities pour more than 200 samples of wine, spirits and beer. Items up for bid include art, jewelry and vacations. 7 to 10 p.m.; Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive; $40-$45. Call 870-1300 ext. 310.

SOPHIE B. HAWKINS: Sophie B. Hawkins is best known for the 1992 hit, Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, from her debut album, Tongues and Tails, but you might also recognize As I Lay Me Down. 7 p.m.; Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg; $16. Call 287-8844.

THE CRYSTAL METHOD: Los Angeles' electronic production duo The Crystal Method began touring North America last year to promote their latest CD. The tour continues. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland's most recent, Tweekend, is a follow-up to the gold release Vegas. 9 p.m.; Twilight, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City; $12-$17. Call 247-6234.

DISNEY ON ICE JUNGLE ADVENTURES: Characters from Disney's jungle stories roar into Tampa Bay with hits including You'll Be in My Heart, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and The Bare Necessities. The songs are accompanied by high-flying stunt artists and skaters who soar through the air. 3:30 p.m.; Bayfront Center Arena, 400 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg; $11.75-$28. Call 287-8844.

HOCKEY: FLORIDA PANTHERS AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING. 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $8-$150. Call 288-2658.

29 -- SUNDAY.

LARRY CAMP QUARTET: During three decades on the scene, Larry Camp has played with some of the best in jazz. 8 p.m.; Gorilla Theatre; $10-$13. Call 973-0031.



HOCKEY: ATLANTA THRASHERS AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING. 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $8-$150. Call 288-2658.


DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL: Dashboard Confessional, whose repertoire includes the acoustic gut-wrenchers Again I Go Unnoticed and Screaming Infidelities, grace the stage at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m.; $15.50. Call 287-8844.


MARTIN SEXTON: Live Wide Open is the first official live CD release for singer/songwriter Martin Sexton. This two-hour collection spans the previous year of touring across America. 8 p.m.; The Orpheum, Ybor City; $13. Call 287-8844.


  • SESAME STREET LIVE: Oct. 4, St. Pete Times Forum.
  • LEE ANN WOMACK: Oct. 4, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • LAST DAMN SHOW: Oct. 5, Tropicana Field.
  • GWAR: Oct. 9, The Masquerade.
  • JOAN OSBORNE: Oct. 10, Jannus Landing.
  • RUSH: Oct. 10, St. Pete Times Forum.
  • VICTORIA JACKSON: Oct. 10, Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant.


  • TEMPTATIONS: Oct. 12, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY: Oct. 13, The Masquerade.
  • AEROSMITH WITH KID ROCK: Oct. 17, St. Pete Times Forum.
  • ELVIS COSTELLO: Nov. 3, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES: Nov. 12, State Theatre.
  • B.B. KING: Dec. 31, Mahaffey Theater.

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