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This week: Citrus

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 11, 2003

SIX-STRING SUNDAY: Amy Carol Webb will entertain at the Sunday Sampler folk music concert series from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the Dunnellon Middle School theater on Park Avenue. In 2002, Webb's song Turtle Tears, a lament for the plight of Florida's loggerhead turtles, took first prize in the Will McLean Best New Florida Song contest. The song was selected for the compilation CD of Florida environmental songs, These Diamonds, produced by the Will McLean Foundation. Admission is $7 at the door. Call (352) 489-2181.

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BIKEFEST: Live music, motorcycle apparel vendors and a classic motorcycle show will be featured during the Bikefest party at Mike's Friendly Pub & Deli, 5465 S Oakridge Drive, Homosassa, in the Oakridge Shopping Plaza. Mike's is the final stop in a poker run that will have stops at several other pubs. The Accelerators will play blues starting at 6 today and 7 p.m. Saturday. The Back Alley Blues Band will perform from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No cover. Call 628-6896.

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PHILHARMONIC: The Central Florida Philharmonic will perform a Pops concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High. The Philharmonic will also perform a salute to America, with military music. Admission at the door is $15.

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BIRD SHOW: The Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park presents a "Birds of Prey" program for children at the park from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Activities include viewing the park's birds, learning interesting facts about them and making a birds of prey mobile. Call 628-5445, ext. 116 to register. Cost is $3 and children should be dropped off at Gate 3 on Fishbowl Drive.

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JAZZ JAM: The Citrus County Jazz Society will have its monthly jam session at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Andre's of Citrus Hills Restaurant, in the Hampton banquet room. Guest musicians will be Eddie Graham and the All-Stars. Admission for members is $5, $10 for nonmembers.

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COMEDY: The Amorous Ambassador will be performed today through Sunday and April 18 and 19 at the West Citrus Community Center, 409 W Veterans Drive, Homosassa. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For advance tickets, call 527-9061.

LOOK AHEAD

NEW KIDS: Former New Kids on the Block band member Danny Wood will perform at 10 p.m. April 18 at The Zone, 7855 W Gulf to lake Highway (State Road 44), Crystal River. Admission at the door is $5. Call 795-9912.

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SYMPHONY: The Central Florida Symphony presents its season finale performances at 2 p.m April 26 at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High and at 8 p.m. April 26 and 3 p.m. April 27 at the Fine Arts Auditorium at Central Florida Community College in Ocala. The concert will feature the winners of the 12th annual Young Artists competition. Lecanto tickets are $17 for reserved seats, $15 general admission and $10 for students. Ocala concert tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students. Call (352) 351-1606.

QUICK TRIPS

ROCKIN' ROADHOUSE: Country music singers Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie and Tracy Lawrence bring the Rocking Roadhouse Tour to Silver Springs on Saturday, followed Sunday by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. The show features the singers performing individually and jamming with each other. Both concerts are included in the price of admission, which is $19.99 for Florida residents.

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ARTS FESTIVAL: The Cedar Key Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at City Park in Cedar Key, which is in Levy County. Take State Road 24 to Cedar Key and turn left on First Street. Drive three blocks to A Street to reach the park. Free parking is available at the Cedar Key School.

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