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By Times Wires
Published December 11, 2007
Winter Wonderland: The huge Christmas display put on by the Church of Scientology sponsors a concert by the Jive Aces, a UK jive and swing band renowned for its high-energy shows. Display 6-9 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m., Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. Free.
Lutz Christmas in the Park: There will be a tree lighting, music, Santa Claus and a Christmas Card Lane. 6-9 p.m., Bullard Train Depot Park, U.S. 41 and Lake Fern Road.
Chimaira: The hardcore metal band from Cleveland plays with Kataklysm, Terror and the End. Doors open 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18. (727) 895-3045.
Sha Na Na: Did you know these guys played Woodstock? They were a novelty act back in the day, singing '50s doo-wop quite respectably. They still bring the oldies, and they throw in some Christmas carols at this time of year. 1 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $16. (727) 791-7400; www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Peter White Christmas: The smooth jazz guitarist plays a holiday show with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $36. (727) 791-7400; www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Bones, 8 p.m., WTVT-Ch. 13: It's what else but a holiday-themed episode. The team is quarantined in the lab over Christmas because of a contamination scare. And if that's not bummer enough, Brennan brings the mood down even more just by being there and making the others remember that her parents went missing right before Christmas when she was a kid.
SEASON FINALE: Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, 10 p.m., BET: The second season of the reality show about a singer whose fans number in the hundreds ends with a celebration of family. Cole gets the results of a DNA test to find out whether a man claiming to be her long-lost father actually is. And her manager brings together Cole's foster and biological families for a reunion, which her mother, who abandoned Cole when she was a child, shows up at inebriated and combative.