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Diversions: Coming attractions

Published April 19, 2007



Large acrylics by Sally M. Segal will be exhibited through May 4 at West Pasco Art Guild, Inc., 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.


'Kyoto Rediscovered: Paintings & Collages by Jim Sikes' is at the Pasco Art Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, through May 5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

Through MAY 7

Paintings, etchings, photographs and sculpture by Marc Venus will be at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the library at the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. To enter the gallery, inquire at the main desk in the library. To schedule a private or group tour, call 727 816-3407.


'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' a drama for adults, continues at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.


Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Frederick Delius's A Village Romeo and Juliet at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. The video was scheduled to be shown in April but was delayed in transit from Tallahassee. The video was filmed in the Czech Republic to match the pastoral nature of the opera. Free.

Friday-MAY 27

The musical 'Swingtime Canteen' will be presented matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. 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.


Wagner's opera 'Das Rheingold' will be performed in English at 8 p.m. Friday and April 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 29 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Das Rheingold is the first of four parts of The Ring of the Nibelung. Tickets are $16. Call (727) 942-5605.


The Jacaranda Poetry Festival and Awards will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Some 113 poems were entered in the first festival competition, and winners will be announced sometime during the afternoon. Performance poet Stazja McFadyen will read some of the entries. Other poets will read their own or others' entries.


'Shakespere's Sisters, Shakespeare's Sonnets' will be the topic of an interactive presentation by Carmine Bell at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Works by Shakespeare and female sonnet writers Lady Mary Wroth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Edna St. Vincent Millay will be discussed. Ms. Bell teaches at Pasco-Hernando Community College.


The Thursday Musicale women's chorus will present singers John and Mary K. Wilson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $5; call (727) 841-7631 or 847-5920. Tickets are also available at the door.


The History Club of the Hudson Library on Fivay Road will discuss "United States Constitution - the Law of the Land" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Discussion leader is Jerry Ciarcia.

APRIL 27-29

The third annual 'Golden Revue,' a variety show by ages 50 and older, will be presented at Stage West Community Playhouse at 8 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113. Early purchase is highly recommended.

APRIL 27-29

The annual Spring Bluegrass Festival will be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch off Clay Hill Road northwest of Dade City. Tickets for all three days are $39 if purchased by April 15 or $45 at the gate. Call (352) 754-3082. Performances are 1:30 to 11 p.m. April 27 ($20); 1 to 11 p.m. April 28 ($20); and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 ($12). Ages 12 and younger, free with an adult ticket buyer. Camping with or without electrical hookup available.


The Sound of Sunshine Barbershop Chorus of Pasco County will present "Swinging Down Memory Lane Barbershop Style" at 2 p.m. April 28 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Guest performers are the Sweet Adelines quartet "Out to Lunch" and the dance band duo "Mixed Bag." Tickets are $10. Call Bill at (727) 934-0086, David at 868-8447 or Charles at (352) 686-1434. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

APRIL 28-29

Longleaf Fine Arts on the Village Green will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in Longleaf off Starkey Boulevard just north of State Road 54 in Trinity. The event will have more than 40 juried fine artists and craftsmakers, live musical entertainment, a kids' art tent for creating and displaying art and food vendors.

APRIL 28 and 29

Expressions, the Dance Company will perform the ballet Coppelia at 6:30 p.m. April 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Centre for Dance, Drama & Music, 6646 Ridge Road Center, Port Richey. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the studio. Call 842-8175.

Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions to Barbara L. Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34667 or e-mail to

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