St. Petersburg Times: Weekend

September 5, 2002

Cover Story
The spirit of rock   Christian music takes center stage at Disney's Magic Kingdom and Universal Orlando as the competing theme parks host separate events for the fifth year in a row. Story

Flags, and hearts, along Bayshore
TAMPA -- The Web site for the Bayshore Patriots makes it clear: This is not a political event. So no campaign signs. It is not a parade. Or a tailgate party. And it is not -- repeat not -- Gasparilla.

9/11 memorials and other events
This list includes many of the memorials, concerts and other commemorations of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, all being held on Wednesday, Sept. 11. All events are free unless noted.

Steve Persall column: How little 'Greek Wedding' became a big hit
Consider nurturing. Word of mouth. Familiar themes. And a man named Hanks.

Review: Now you see 'em
The Magic Box is a visually brilliant biography of Las Vegas' grand illusionists, Siegfried & Roy.

Family movie guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.

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Top 5 movies
1. Sunshine State -- Maverick filmmaker John Sayles casts his sharp eye on Florida's economic development and the bulldozing of the state's personality. A sparkling ensemble cast includes Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Timothy Hutton and Mary Steenburgen.

Rewind: Benchmark movies follow changing mores
Jack Valenti has seen a lot of movies, some more meaningful than others to the film industry's top ratings policeman

'Blade II' cuts to the gore
Blade II (R)

photoIt's smooth sailing on the Starship
The food from the galley is worthy of the beautiful water view on the dining cruises.

Food events
Back To School Lunches -- 10 a.m. today, Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N MacDill Ave., Tampa. Learn to make school vegetarian lunches. Free. (813) 873-7428.

Angles on tragedy
A photographic commemorative of 9/11 features images both colossal and commonplace, captured at every level of technical proficiency.

At the galleries
Seven Latino Artists: Side by Side -- Sept. 7-Oct. 19, work by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Gilda Lacerda, Carlos Manuel, Jorge Olave, Julio Puerto, Roberto Rodriguez and Arturo Camargo Vilardy at Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa.

'Rolling Requiem' commemorates Sept. 11
To remember the events of last Sept. 11, more than 125 choirs around the world will take part Wednesday in performances of Mozart's Requiem. This "Rolling Requiem" will include the Tampa Bay Concert Choir, directed by Frank M. Wells III, above. Along with the Mozart, the choir will sing works of Benjamin Britten, Randall Thompson and Wells.

Stage: hot tickets
The scene is Central Park on a summer Sunday afternoon, and a man named Peter is seated on a bench and reading; another man, Jerry, approaches. So begins The Zoo Story, the play that first brought attention to its author, Edward Albee, in 1959.

Stage: down the road
Pavilion -- American Stage's mainstage season opens Sept. 20-Oct. 13 with The Pavilion by Craig Wright. $20-$30.

Stage: auditions
The Island Community Theatre will hold auditions for the murder mystery Honeymoon From Hell at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Thunderbird Hotel, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Positions available for four men and three women age 30 and up. Italian dialect helpful for male roles. All readings from the script. Call (727) 341-2752.

Get Away
Getaway: down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

Pop: ticket window
Dave Matthews Cover Band -- 8 p.m. Sept. 12, Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $12 day of show.

Team pop trivia
This week's winner: Phil Tuzzolino of Gulfport knew the song All Tomorrow's Parties was written by Lou Reed and his 1960s band the Velvet Underground.

Fresh music that's home-grown
Three local acts add eclectic flavors -- from alt-rock to world beat -- to the weekend music menu.

Pop: hot ticket
A hot time with the Radiators

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