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Showcasing works of the heart

By SHANNON BREEN, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 21, 2003


Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from Tony Rock to Rock, Rhythm & Doowop.

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Swann and Rome avenues will be flavored with over 200 art exhibits throughout the 14th annual Hyde Park Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday.

The variety of media includes oil and watercolor paintings, metal and steel sculptures, wildlife photography, stained glass, acrylic and furniture, produced by nationally renowned artists.

One of the show's artists is too young to carry a driver's license but old enough to produce marketable works of art.

By the time she was 10, Alina Eydel, now 13, was drawing sketches and having them printed on large canvases, where she would later paint them with acrylic and oil paints.

Edyel's light-hearted paintings are exhibited in art galleries around the country and will be on display at the show.

She and other artists will be on hand to meet and greet spectators.

Pianist Jeffrey Michael and sitarist Stephen Mikes will provide musical entertainment.

Art prices range from $20 to $50,000. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, visit www.artfestival.com or call 251-3500.

TODAY.

OLD HYDE PARK VILLAGE JAZZ SERIES: The Village hosts Friday Night Jazz. NuSoul Company will perform in the main fountain area from 6 to 9 p.m. The concert series is held the third Friday of each month, through April. Call 251-3500.

ROCK, RHYTHM AND DOOWOP: During the 1950s, the combination of pink and black was actually risque. Many more envelopes have since been pushed. Tampa Theatre hosts the following artists and their hits: The Capris, Morse Code of Love; Terry Johnson & His Flamingos, I Only Have Eyes For You; Frankie Ford, Sea Cruise; The Dubs, Could This Be Magic. 8 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., downtown Tampa; $40.50. Call 287-8844.

TONY ROCK: Though he is not nearly as famous as his brother Chris, Tony Rock is taking similar comedic roads, which lead him straight to Ybor City. 8 and 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday; Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant, Centro Ybor, Ybor City; $12-$16. Call 864-4000.

JULIANA THEORY AND SOMETHING CORPORATE: Originating in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1997, Juliana Theory rose up through the cluttered ranks, establishing itself as one of indie rock's titans. 7 p.m.; The Masquerade, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City; $13. Call 247-2518.

22 -- SATURDAY.

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: New and older films with Jewish themes will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival. Such pictures include Into the Arms of Strangers, Trembling Before G-D, Focus, Late Marriage, Stolen Summer and The Grey Zone. Saturday and Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., downtown Tampa; Single tickets are $6-$8. For a complete movie schedule, visit www.jewishtampa.com or call 264-9000.

"LOST AND FOUND": The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has opened a new adoption center in Old Hyde Park Village. "Lost & Found," an art opening featuring animal-themed artwork by students from area schools, will be hosted by Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, 1111 W Swann Ave., to raise money for the adoption center. Pieces exhibited will be available for sale, with proceeds going to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Art opening is from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 253-2800.

HALCYON: Local trio featuring pristine folk pop, Halcyon is a Skipper's Smokehouse staple. 8 p.m.; Skipper's, Tampa; $10. Call 971-0666.

TIM CONWAY AND HARVEY KORMAN: Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, who frequently broke character while cracking up on The Carol Burnett Show, proved they can still draw in viewers during their highly-rated Carol Burnett Show retrospective in 2001. 5 and 8 p.m.; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; $35-$55. Call (727) 791-7400.

LESS THAN JAKE: Energy and passion explode from Less Than Jake's memorable melodies, aggro guitars, punchy horns, and ska-inflected rhythms. 7 p.m.; Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg; $14. Call (727) 896-1244.

23 -- SUNDAY.

HOCKEY: BUFFALO SABRES AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING. 5 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $8-$150. Call 288-2658.

24 -- MONDAY.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: AMERICAN LUMINARY. Jazz was infused with the characteristics that elevated it from regional folk music to a living American art form. In this symposium, WUSF's Larry Martin leads the audience on an exploration of Louis Armstrong. 7:30 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Jaeb Theater, Tampa; free, limited seating. Call 229-7827.

25 -- TUESDAY.

KWABENA DINIZULU: As part of Black History Month, Dinizulu, performance artist and poet, educates audiences with renditions of African fables, folktales, poetry, proverbs and historical characterizations. 5:30 p.m.; West Tampa Branch Library, Tampa; free. Call 273-3674.

HOCKEY: ANAHEIM AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING. 7 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $8-$150. Call 288-2658.

27 -- THURSDAY.

FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Plant City's annual festival usually pulls in nearly a million people. The 11-day event features country music, pig racing and thousands upon thousands of servings of strawberries and cream. Who, in their right mind, would pass up strawberries and pig racing? Through March 9. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily; Festival grounds, 2209 W Oak St., Plant City; $8. Call 754-2190.

BARBARA PARKER: Chamberlain High School graduate and USF alumna Barbara Parker holds a meet and greet where she will discuss and sign her new book Suspicion of Madness. 7:30 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 11802 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa; free. Call 962-6446.

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

NEXT WEEKEND:

  • JON STEWART: March 1; 8 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa; $29.75-$49. Call 229-7827.
  • ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S AIDA: March 4-15; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Mosani Hall, Tampa; $24.25-$70.25. Call 229-7827.
  • BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: March 6; Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant; $18-$20. Call 864-4000.
  • YANNI: March 6; 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $45-$75. Call 287-8844.
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD: March 6; 8 p.m.; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; $42.75-$75. Call 287-8844.

COMING UP:

  • BON JOVI WITH GOO GOO DOLLS: March 15; St. Pete Times Forum.
  • PAUL ANKA: April 5, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • AL GREEN: April 7, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
  • WILLIE NELSON: April 16-17, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • ELLEN DEGENERES: April 21, Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  • INDIA.ARIE: May 17, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

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