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A Platter, a Shirelle and guys to the right

This weekend's events feature big names, a fashion show and a group of festive singers.

By JORGE SANCHEZ
Published March 9, 2007


The Beach Boys

Givers of good vibrations

The Beach Boys, the band that perfected the endless summer and surf music, will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at Silver Springs, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd., a mile east of Ocala. The concert is included in the regular admission of $33.99 for adults; $30.99 for seniors and $24.99 for children. Bring a Coca-Cola product get a $7 discount. Call (352) 236-2121.

There will be plenty of live music this weekend.

CITRUS MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM'S "SALUTE TO THE COMMUNITY": This concert features Sonny Turner from the Platters, followed by Shirley Alston Reeves, lead singer and co-founder of the Shirelles. Shows at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto. $25. Call 560-6333.

FERRARIS: A fashion show and a 15-piece show band will be featured during an outdoor Italian festival in downtown Inverness on Saturday.

And since the festival is hosted by the Little Italy Deli, there will also be a buffet of Italian entrees.

There are two ways to enjoy the festival.

You can buy a $30 ticket and sit at one of the tables that will be on N Apopka Avenue in front of the Citrus County Courthouse. These will be nearest to the stage and the fashion show runway.

Or you can just show up, pick a spot a little bit further down N Apopka or along the sidewalk and enjoy the evening for free. You'll still be able to hear the music and see the fashion show. Bring a chair.

Plan on spending about $10 for a meal from the buffet. Entrees are $5, with dessert and beverages extra. Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Parking is free at the city lots that surround the Courthouse Square.

SPRING SING: The Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform the first of their spring concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Other performances will be 3 p.m. March 18 at First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa; and 3 p.m. March 25 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Admission is free, but a donation for the scholarship fund will be accepted.

ROCK ON: The Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, will present '90s metal band Firehouse along with special guests Highway to Hell at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open one hour before the show. For information, call (727) 843-0686 or visit www.clubbourbonstreet.com.