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Coming attractions

Published January 29, 2007



Deadline to buy tickets for the "Gong Show" dinner to benefit Alzheimer's Family Organization is 4 p.m. Monday. The dinner show will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Dinner will be catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Dinner and show, $30. Call 848-8888 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere 1-888-496-8004.


Hudson Library has two exhibits of art through Wednesday. One is the work of 20 Japanese artists from the collection of artist David Kastner, the liaison for Japan International Arts Society. The other has Florida scenes by Mary T. Gleites.


"Alternative Fusions" by Glen Trumble will be exhibited at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Fine Arts Gallery on the east end of the campus library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The process fuses photographs with computer imagery. For access to the gallery, inquire at the library desk. Call (727) 816-3418


Pasco Arts Council presents "Dreams, Meditations & Myths: The Art of Patrick Stickney" through Feb. 16 at the council's gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A meet-the-artist reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.


The musical 'Victor/Victoria' continues at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and some Thursdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for cash bar and included buffet. Shows are also at 1:15 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 1

The Thursday Musicale, a 50-woman nonsectarian chorus, will present a concert at 2 p.m. at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey. Guest performer is singer Stephanie Wells. Donations accepted.

FEB. 1-27

Paintings of European scenes by Karen L. Hayne will be exhibited Feb. 1-27 in the UpStairs Gallery at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 3. Free.


Women artists will be featured in "A Woman's Work Is Never Done" at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 with a reception. The gallery is open noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays. Free.

FEB. 2, 3 AND 4

A youth talent show, "Ticket to Broadway," will be presented by Richey Suncoast Theatre and the Pasco Education Foundation, Inc. at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Profits provide scholarships for students majoring in the performing arts. Shows are at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 842-6777 or go by the box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and an hour before each show.

FEB. 2

Singer Rob Garrett will perform "The King of Diamonds," a tribute to Neil Diamond, at a dinner show at the Polish American Pulaski Assn., 4616 Darlington Road, Holiday. Opening is singer-comedian-impressionist Christopher John. Dinner is from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the show. Dinner and show, $22. Call Leona at (727) 376-8149 or Bea at 785-6296.

FEB. 3

Hudson Regional Library will present actor Ersula Odom portraying Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune at 2 p.m. at the library, 8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road), Hudson. Dr. Bethune, who died in 1955, was a civil rights activist, educator and founder of Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls (now Bethune-Cookman College) and vice president of the NAACP.

FEB. 3

The Heritage Arts Center Association will present the "Moonlight and Ivory" concert at 2 p.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($25) on Feb. 3 at the Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. The event starts with an art show and refreshments, followed by the show. For tickets, call (352) 523-0305 or (352) 567-3460.

FEB. 3

The Lovell Sisters Band will play a fusion of bluegrass, folk, country and contemporary music at 8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $18; center members and students, $16, reserved seating. Call (727) 942-5605.

FEB. 4

Richey Concert Band will present a concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The program includes the Carpenters' Close to You, Hello, Dolly, Strangers in the Night, White Silver Sands, Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo, plus marches and an overture. Admission is $2. Parking is free.

FEB. 7

The trio "Cover to Cover" will perform pop favorites and do comedy at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Members are Louis Fortunato, Susan Falcone and Michael D'Aquino. Admission is $5. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (727) 842-6777.


"Waiting for Guacamole," an exhibit of avocado images by Elizabeth Indianos, will be at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery at the east end of the campus library building, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. A reception that includes excerpts from the artist's play, Waiting for Guacamole, will be on Feb. 9. Free.

FEB. 9

Comedy hypnotist Ken Whitener and comic G. David Howard will star in "Two...Much Funny!" at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus tax and tip. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The show is for ages 18 and older. Call (888) 655-7469.

[Last modified January 28, 2007, 23:57:04]

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