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September 6, 2001

Whole lot of hubbub: Jamie O'Neal It's been a big year for rising country star Jamie O'Neal, and she'll show why she's the talk of Nashville his weekend at Hubba Da Hula in Clearwater. The music festival's stellar lineup also features Lee Ann Womack and Kenny Rogers.

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Cover story
Hubba Da Hula? Why the heck not?
The name Hubba Da Hula means nothing to country fans in the Tampa Bay area, but it's a fairly common term in California.

Finding her own success
Jamie O'Neal got her start singing demos and writing songs for other performers. Now she's earned two Country Music Award nominations.

Film
Indie Flix
Heritage of bluegrass remains green

Also in theaters
Defying death and the laws of physics

Family Movie Guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.

Film: Top five and upcoming releases
Current movies recommended by the Times

Video
'Memento' is brilliantly backward
Memento (R)

Upcoming DVD / video releases and rankings
UPCOMING DVD/VIDEO RELEASES

Pop
Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Jenny Ninios of Clearwater knew that in the 1970s Peter Gabriel fronted Genesis.

Pop: Hot Ticket
Crystal Method brings electronica; Q, too

Get Away
Get Away: Down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

Art
It's a play world, after all
"Never Never Land," a pop art exhibit at USF commenting on Disney's cultural impact, is both provocative and playful, leaving the viewer to puzzle over each work's mood and tone.

Art: Best bets
Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.

Art: Hot Ticket
The huntress as earth mother

Dine
First bite: Wong's Gourmet BBQ & Cantonese Cuisines
Looking for something different -- or very familiar -- in Chinese food? How about barbecue? The cooker here renders all kinds of meats moist and juicy, kissed with smoke and a little sugar. They do well by the usual pork and brisket and go to town with whole duck, chicken and small octopus.

Side dish
Changing recipes

Cheap Thrills
Pasadena Bar & Grill

Nite Out
Jazz quartet takes center stage
Two upcoming music festivals will give exposure to the Michael Ross Quartet, which also plays twice a week at King Corona Cigars in Ybor City.

Nite Out: Hot ticket
Funny by any name

Stage
Bringing back Thurber
Though New Yorker writer and cartoonist James Thurber may have gone out of style, the timeless themes in his writing are still "gently subversive," a director at Gorilla Theater maintains.

Love after last call
A new theater company presents The Sea Horse, the story of a curmudgeonly bar owner and the man who loves her.

Stage: Hot Ticket
The pick of the guitarists

Stage: Down the road
Tap -- There are two shows of Tap Dogs on Sept. 15 at Van Wezel Hall. $35-$45.

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