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By Times Staff Writer
Published September 19, 2003

CENTENNIAL OPERA GROUP will present an opera video at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. Admission is free. Those who attend should bring a seat cushion.

"GOIN' HOLLYWOOD', a musical revue, opens tonight and continues weekends through Oct. 19 at Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5601 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. some Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $34.50; show only, $21.95, both plus tax and tip. Call (727) 847-0019.

"THE KING AND I,' a musical, continues weekends through Sept. 28 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

"THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND,' a revue of the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), continues weekends through Sept. 28 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. some Saturdays (call for dates). Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and full cash bar. Dinner and show, $38.50; show only, $27.45, all plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere 1-888-655-7469.

PIANIST MICHAEL SEAN SCIANDRA, 16, will play Bach to Broadway in "September Sentiments" at noon Saturday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. He has performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Presenter is Rosalia Maresca. Dinner and show, $17. Call (727) 578-1657.

"FAME,' a musical, will be presented by Dance Workshop Theatre at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Performing Arts Center, 10320 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12. Call 845-3626 or 857-9779.

THE COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIP will hold its "Autumnal Arts Festival" at 7 p.m. Saturday outside the Beanery, 9844 Little Rd., New Port Richey (north of Greek Orthodox Church). Local artists will show and sell ceramics, paintings, jewelry, mosaics and photography. The musical duo Hazard Factor will perform inside the Beanery at 8 p.m.

ONE BAY ONE BOOK activities at Pasco County libraries this week: Teen sci-fi films with popcorn at noon Saturday at South Holiday Library; teen sci-fi movie day at 6 p.m. Monday at Hudson Regional Library; film, From the Earth to the Moon, 1 p.m. Wednesday at New River branch library. Admission is free.

SINGER DINO DI LIBERTI will perform opera arias, romantic ballads, Italian folk songs and international favorites at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. He will be accompanied by Mary Anne Boos. Admission is $4.

VISUAL ARTS

"FROM FLORIDA TO FUNKYVILLE,' an exhibit of artworks by Roxanne Tobaison and Margaret Conte, continues through Sept. 30 at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ms. Tobaison's watercolors depict Florida's architecture and wildlife. Ms. Conte's three-dimensional works in wood are described as "whimsical." Admission is free.

THE NATURE COAST DECORATIVE ARTISTS exhibit continues through Sept. 29 at the Alric Pottberg Library on the Pasco-Hernando West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The works include oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen, ink, fabric dyes and pastels. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

ART BY FRANK CASTANZA will be exhibited at New Port Richey City Hall on Main Street through Sept. 30. Castanza is an art instructor at Michael's Arts and Crafts in Port Richey and studied art in New York.

WORK BY FINE CRAFT ARTISTS is on exhibit through Oct. 31 at Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A "Meet the Artists" reception will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES by artist Arlita Costello of New Port Richey will be on exhibit through Sept. 30 at the Hudson Library off Fivay Road in Hudson.

QUICK TRIPS

"OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS,' a comedy, continues weekends through Sept. 28 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $14. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

ELVIS IMPERSONATOR ROSS CORTESE will present a tribute to Elvis Presley at 8 p.m. today at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Half of the proceeds will be given to the Tarpon Springs Fire Department. Those who attend are invited to wear rock 'n' roll garb and vie for the "Elvis" prize. Admission is $12. Call 942-5605.

THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA BRASS QUINTET will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $15. Call 942-5605.

CLASSES AND CONTESTS

A NEWLY FORMED CRITIQUING GROUP for writers of fiction and non-fiction (crime, fantasy, travel, romance, science fiction, biographies, children and young adult books, self help, inspirational and motivational), the Pasco Authors and Writers Organization, will begin meeting at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Rd., Holiday. For information, call Debra Bergstrom at (727) 859-0778 or Barbara Harrington at (727) 572-6345. Membership is $15.

RICHEY SUNCOAST THEATRE will begin three new classes for actors on Oct. 1 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Classes for intermediate and professional-level actors are "Scene Study" and "Television Commercials II." A class for professional-level actors only is "Characters from Great World Drama." Sessions will be held during the day, evening and Saturdays, according to demand. Each session is $20. Call 842-6777 for information.

PHOTOGRAPHERS are being invited to submit their photos of nature and downtown New Port Richey for the second annual Founder's Day photo contest sponsored by Greater New Port Richey Main Street. Each entrant may submit three photos at the Main Street office, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or at Pasco Camera Exchange, 5405 Main St. from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Photos must have been taken after Jan. 1, 2001, matted or mounted, and either 5 by 7 inches or 8 by 10 inches. Prizes will be awarded for ages 18 and younger and 19 and older. Founder's Day will be Oct. 24-26. Entry fee is $2 a picture.

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